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1. Soft reflected light; sheen.
2. Brilliance or radiance of light; brightness.
3. Glory, radiance, distinction, or splendor, as of achievement, reputation, or beauty.
4. A glass pendant, especially on a chandelier.
5. A decorative object, such as a chandelier, that gives off light.
6. Any of various substances, such as wax or glaze, used to give an object a gloss or polish.
7. The surface glossiness of ceramic ware after glazing, especially the metallic sheen of lusterware.
8. A fabric having a glossy surface.
9. The appearance of a mineral surface judged by its brilliance and ability to reflect light.
v. lus·tered, lus·ter·ing, lus·ters
1. To give a gloss, glaze, or sheen to.
2. To give or add glory, radiance, distinction, or splendor to.
To be or become lustrous.

[French lustre, from Old French, from Old Italian lustro, from lustrare, to make bright, from Latin lūstrāre, from lūstrum, purification; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˈlʌs tər)
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.
9. the nature of a mineral surface with respect to its reflective qualities.
10. to finish (fur, cloth, pottery, etc.) with a luster or gloss.
[1515–25; < Middle French lustre < Italian lustro, derivative of lustrare to polish, purify < Latin lūstrāre to purify ceremonially]
lus′ter•less, adj.


(ˈlʌs tər)

[1375–1425; lustre < Latin]


The shine from the surface of a mineral. Luster is important in describing different kinds of minerals. It is usually characterized as metallic, glassy, pearly, or dull.

lustrum, luster, lustre

a period of five years.
See also: Calendar


Past participle: lustered
Gerund: lustering

I luster
you luster
he/she/it lusters
we luster
you luster
they luster
I lustered
you lustered
he/she/it lustered
we lustered
you lustered
they lustered
Present Continuous
I am lustering
you are lustering
he/she/it is lustering
we are lustering
you are lustering
they are lustering
Present Perfect
I have lustered
you have lustered
he/she/it has lustered
we have lustered
you have lustered
they have lustered
Past Continuous
I was lustering
you were lustering
he/she/it was lustering
we were lustering
you were lustering
they were lustering
Past Perfect
I had lustered
you had lustered
he/she/it had lustered
we had lustered
you had lustered
they had lustered
I will luster
you will luster
he/she/it will luster
we will luster
you will luster
they will luster
Future Perfect
I will have lustered
you will have lustered
he/she/it will have lustered
we will have lustered
you will have lustered
they will have lustered
Future Continuous
I will be lustering
you will be lustering
he/she/it will be lustering
we will be lustering
you will be lustering
they will be lustering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lustering
you have been lustering
he/she/it has been lustering
we have been lustering
you have been lustering
they have been lustering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lustering
you will have been lustering
he/she/it will have been lustering
we will have been lustering
you will have been lustering
they will have been lustering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lustering
you had been lustering
he/she/it had been lustering
we had been lustering
you had been lustering
they had been lustering
I would luster
you would luster
he/she/it would luster
we would luster
you would luster
they would luster
Past Conditional
I would have lustered
you would have lustered
he/she/it would have lustered
we would have lustered
you would have lustered
they would have lustered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.luster - a quality that outshines the usualluster - a quality that outshines the usual  
brightness - the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white
2.luster - the visual property of something that shines with reflected light
radiancy, refulgence, refulgency, shine, effulgence, radiance - the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
3.luster - a surface coating for ceramics or porcelain
glaze - a coating for ceramics, metal, etc.


1. A radiant brightness or glow, usually due to light reflected from a smooth surface:
2. A position of exalted widely recognized importance:


(American) luster (ˈlastə) noun
shininess or brightness. Her hair had a brilliant lustre.
ˈlustrous (-trəs) adjective
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Iside the church both lusters were already lighted, and all the candles before the holy pictures.
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While still a fugitive, Luster was sentenced in February to 124 years in prison.
FUGITIVE date rapist Andrew Luster, heir to the Max Factor cosmetics empire, was tracked down by a bounty hunter yesterday five months after he fled his trial.
Max Factor heir Andrew Luster (above) who disappeared before he was convicted of rape and jailed for 124 years was captured in Mexico yesterday.
FUGITIVE cosmetics heir Andrew Luster has been sentenced to 120 years in prison for drugging and raping three women.
Robert Luster is the CEO of San Francisco-based Luster Group, which comprises three subsidiaries.
Luster Industries Bhd's unit Linpower Resources Sdn Bhd has sealed a JV contract with Venturian Minerals Sdn Bhd to form a joint venture committee (JVC) to explore and carry out the mining of tin ore and any other minerals in Kemaman, Terengganu.
Max Factor heir and convicted rapist Andrew Luster has petitioned the U.
Andrew Luster (above) who vanished on January 3 during a recess in his trial, was also ordered to pay pounds 625,000 in restitution.
FUGITIVE Max Factor heir Andrew Luster is facing life imprisonment after being found guilty of raping three women, drugging them and then videotaping the attacks.