lustre

[l_ˈʌ_s_t_ə], [lˈʌstə], [lˈʌstə]

Definitions of lustre:

  1.   Brilliancy; splendor; brightness; glitter. – Newage Dictionary DB
  2.   Brightness; a candlestick with pendants. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   Same as Luster. – Newage Dictionary DB
  4.   the visual property of something that shines with reflected light – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5.   A candlestick, chandelier, girandole, or the like, generally of an ornamental character. – Newage Dictionary DB
  6.   To make lustrous. – Newage Dictionary DB
  7.   Brightness; splendour; fame; renown; a candlestick or gas pendant, ornamented with drops, & c.; in min., a term intended to describe the intensity and quality of the light reflected from the newly- fractured surfaces of rocks and minerals, as a mineral of a splendent, shining, metallic, vitreous, or pearly lustre. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8.   Brightness; splendour; distinction; renown; the quality and intensity reflected from mineral surfaces; a chandelier ornamented with pendants of cut glass; a lustrous cloth. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9.   Lustrous. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10.   Renown; splendor; distinction; glory. – Newage Dictionary DB
  11.   a surface coating for ceramics or porcelain – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12.   The appearance of the surface of a mineral as affected by, or dependent upon, peculiarities of its reflecting qualities. – Newage Dictionary DB
  13.   Brightness: splendor: ( fig.) renown: a candlestick ornamented with pendants of cut- glass. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14.   A fabric of wool and cotton with a lustrous surface, - used for women's dresses. – Newage Dictionary DB
  15.   A substance which imparts luster to a surface, as plumbago and some of the glazes. – Newage Dictionary DB
  16.   a quality that outshines the usual – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17.   See Lustrum. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Quotes for lustre:

  1. When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist. – Akhenaton
  2. One shining quality lends a lustre to another, or hides some glaring defect. – William Hazlitt
  3. Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give lustre and many more people see than weigh. – Herodotus

Usage examples for lustre:

  1. Love throws more lustre still on these points of light, and therefore must love be sought. ” – Wisdom and Destiny by Maurice Maeterlinck
  2. You must excuse me for mentioning it; but she has told everybody that you were to have it, and if there is no will"- He stopped and bent an eye of lack- lustre compassion on the girl, who replied, " Oh, yes. ” – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  3. Her eyes were blue, the lustre of her face was like a white rose. ” – A Victor of Salamis by William Stearns Davis
  4. There is all the less need to attempt the agreeable task here, because in other portions of this book much more than passing reference is made to the chief Irish authors who, in the last hundred and fifteen years, have distinguished themselves and shed lustre on their country. ” – The Glories of Ireland by Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
  5. Better for its bath, though not yet up to its former lustre – The Hero of Garside School by J. Harwood Panting
  6. First one man woke up, then another, and another; but they all looked round with lack- lustre eyes and gloomy countenances. ” – Paddy Finn by W. H. G. Kingston
  7. The old woman stared like a dead body, glaring into the fire with lack- lustre eyes. ” – The Red Room by H. G. Wells
  8. The phenomenon of this changing lustre is worthy of more careful attention than it has received. ” – The Romance of Natural History, Second Series by Philip Henry Gosse
  9. He pulled at his smart little moustache and looked out upon the world through singularly lack- lustre eyes. ” – The Prince of Graustark by George Barr McCutcheon
  10. How the lustre of such a stupendous object declined so rapidly remains, therefore, a mystery not easy to explain. ” – The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball
  11. The application of the walnut dye gives a lustre even to the darkest shades, while to the paler and fainter ones it adds somewhat of a greenish hue, and to the whiter parts various tints of yellow. ” – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton
  12. But, nevertheless, the memory of Bligh's heroic courage and forethought in his wonderful boat voyage from the Friendly Islands to Timor- a distance of 3618 miles- is for ever emblazoned upon the naval annals of our country, and the wrong he did in connection with the tragedy of the Bounty cannot dim his lustre as a seaman and a navigator. ” – The Naval Pioneers of Australia by Louis Becke and Walter Jeffery
  13. “ Stimulated by the success at Rome fifty years earlier, they were, with fresh insolence, demanding " land," and during the centuries which followed, the Gallic name acquired no fresh lustre in Greece. ” – A Short History of France by Mary Platt Parmele
  14. He was killed in that battle, and this added an extraordinary lustre to my dream of him. ” – Father and Son by Edmund Gosse
  15. But, in the case of the planets, he found that their lustre varied according to their distance from the Sun; consequently, he believed they were opaque bodies which reflected the solar rays. ” – The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost' by Thomas Orchard
  16. The sun, which was now setting, threw a trembling lustre upon the ruins, and gave a finishing effect to the scene. ” – A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe
  17. His wife and daughters know its virtues full well, and use it with equal grace and relish, believing it gives a lustre to the eye and a freshness to the cheek rarely surpassed. ” – Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce by E. R. Billings
  18. The finely shaped features remained, but the eyes had lost their lustre his figure its elasticity, his mouth its firmness. ” – The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  19. Remember our lost friend; the peculiar lustre of his piety was caused by the circumstances, under which he was placed. ” – Eric, or Little by Little by Frederic W. Farrar
  20. There is a quaint fancy that the price of the crop varies with the lustre of the golden spots upon the chrysalids. ” – Butterflies Worth Knowing by Clarence M. Weed

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