Meaning of luster

lus•ter

Pronunciation: (lus'tur), [key]
— n.
  1. the state or quality of shining by reflecting light; glitter, sparkle, sheen, or gloss: the luster of satin.
  2. a substance, as a coating or polish, used to impart sheen or gloss.
  3. radiant or luminous brightness; brilliance; radiance.
  4. radiance of beauty, excellence, merit, distinction, or glory: achievements that add luster to one's name.
  5. a shining object, esp. one used for decoration, as a cut-glass pendant or ornament.
  6. a chandelier, candleholder, etc., ornamented with cut-glass pendants.
  7. any natural or synthetic fabric with a lustrous finish.
  8. an iridescent metallic film produced on the surface of a ceramic glaze.
  9. the nature of a mineral surface with respect to its reflective qualities: greasy luster.
—v.t.
  1. to finish (fur, cloth, pottery, etc.) with a luster or gloss.
—v.i.
  1. to be or become lustrous.

lus•ter

Pronunciation: (lus'tur), [key]
— n.
  1. lustrum (def. 1).

lus•ter

Pronunciation: (lus'tur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who lusts: a luster after power.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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