Definitions for lusterˈlʌs tər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lus•terˈlʌs tər(n.)

  1. the state or quality of shining by reflecting light:

    the luster of satin.

  2. a substance, as a coating or polish, used to impart sheen or gloss.

  3. radiant or luminous brightness; brilliance.

  4. radiance of beauty, excellence, distinction, or glory:

    achievements that add luster to one's name.

  5. a shining ornament, as a cut-glass pendant.

  6. a chandelier, candleholder, etc., ornamented with cut-glass pendants.

  7. any fabric with a lustrous finish.

  8. an iridescent metallic film produced on the surface of a ceramic glaze.

    Category: Ceramics

  9. the nature of a mineral surface with respect to its reflective qualities.

    Category: Mineralogy

  10. (v.t.)to finish (fur, cloth, pottery, etc.) with a luster or gloss.

Origin of luster:

1515–25; < MF lustre < It lustro, der. of lustrare to polish, purify < L lūstrāre to purify ceremonially


lus•terˈlʌs tər(n.)

  1. Category: British

    Ref: lustrum (def. 2). 1

Origin of luster:

1375–1425; lustre < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. luster, lustre, brilliancy, splendor, splendour(noun)

    a quality that outshines the usual

  2. shininess, sheen, luster, lustre(noun)

    the visual property of something that shines with reflected light

  3. luster, lustre(noun)

    a surface coating for ceramics or porcelain

Webster Dictionary

  1. Luster(noun)

    one who lusts

  2. Luster(noun)

    alt. of Lustre

  3. Luster(verb)

    alt. of Lustre


  1. Luster

    Luster is a municipality in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. It is located in the traditional district of Sogn. The administrative centre is Gaupne. Other villages include Skjolden, Hafslo, Jostedal, and Veitastrond. Luster centers around the inner branch of the Sognefjord, which is called the Lustrafjord. Luster is one of the largest municipalities by area in all of southern Norway. Its landscape includes fjords, steep mountains, water-abundant waterfalls, blue glaciers, and valleys. Both Jostedalsbreen National Park and Breheimen National Park are partially located in this municipality.

Anagrams of luster

  1. Rulest

  2. Sutler

  3. Ulster

Translations for luster

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a frame with many holders for lights, which hangs from the ceiling.

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