Luster

Definition of Luster

Lust´er
n.1.One who lusts.
1.A period of five years; a lustrum.
Both of us have closed the tenth luster.
- Bolingbroke.
1.
1.Brilliancy; splendor; brightness; glitter.
The right mark and very true luster of the diamond.
- Sir T. More.
The scorching sun was mounted high,
In all its luster, to the noonday sky.
- Addison.
2.Renown; splendor; distinction; glory.
His ancestors continued about four hundred years, rather without obscurity than with any great luster.
- Sir H. Wotton.
3.A candlestick, chandelier, girandole, or the like, generally of an ornamental character.
4.(Min.) The appearance of the surface of a mineral as affected by, or dependent upon, peculiarities of its reflecting qualities.
5.A substance which imparts luster to a surface, as graphite and some of the glazes.
6.A fabric of wool and cotton with a lustrous surface, - used for women's dresses.
Luster ware
earthenware decorated by applying to the glazing metallic oxides, which acquire brilliancy in the process of baking.
v. t.1.To make lustrous.
[imp. & p. p. Lustred ; p. pr. & vb. n. Lustering, or Lustring.]
Flooded and lustered with her loosened gold.
- Lowell.

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