lustre

[l_ˈʌ_s_t_ə], [lˈʌstə], [lˈʌstə]

Definitions of lustre:

  1.   Brightness; a candlestick with pendants. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  2.   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.
  3.   Lustrous. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4.   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.
  5.   See Lustrum. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6.   Brightness: splendor: ( fig.) renown: a candlestick ornamented with pendants of cut- glass. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

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. 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
  2. Better for its bath, though not yet up to its former lustre – The Hero of Garside School by J. Harwood Panting
  3. “ 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
  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. 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
  6. 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
  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. 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
  9. Her eyes were blue, the lustre of her face was like a white rose. ” – A Victor of Salamis by William Stearns Davis
  10. 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

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