Meaning of LUSTER in English



Variant: or lustre

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle French lustre, from Old Italian lustro, from lustrare to brighten, from Latin, to purify ceremonially, from lustrum

Date: circa 1522

1 : a glow of reflected light : SHEEN specifically : the appearance of the surface of a mineral dependent upon its reflecting qualities

2 a : a glow of light from within : LUMINOSITY b : an inner beauty : RADIANCE

3 : a superficial attractiveness or appearance of excellence

4 a : a glass pendant used especially to ornament a candlestick or chandelier b : a decorative object (as a chandelier) hung with glass pendants

5 chiefly British : a fabric with cotton warp and a filling of wool, mohair, or alpaca


– lus · ter · less \ -t ə r-l ə s \ adjective

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.