American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Chiefly British Variant of luster.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A period of five years; a lustrum.
- n. UK alternative spelling of luster. Shine, sheen gleam or polish.
- n. By extension, interest, attractiveness, or splendor.
- n. Refinement, polish, or quality.
- v. transitive, rare, poetic To make lustrous.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Same as luster.
- n. the visual property of something that shines with reflected light
- n. a quality that outshines the usual
- n. a surface coating for ceramics or porcelain
- Latin lux, light (Wiktionary)
“I almost didn't but this issue, as the lustre is gone.”
“Theophilus, after paying the same compliment, wished, as it concerned himself, to know what had been said; and glided to the other end of the shop, to look for the word lustre in Entick's dictionary.”
“You have lived long enough in the East and, as your writings show, observantly enough, to detect the pearl which lurks in the kitchen-midden, and to note that its lustre is not dimmed nor its value diminished by its unclean surroundings.”
“It is the Nobel Prize that gains lustre from the recipient”
“All eyes were fixed upon me, and the sensation they conveyed was awfully impressive; but the keen, the penetrating eyes of Mr. Garrick, darting their lustre from the centre of the orchestra, were, beyond all others, the objects most conspicuous.”
“The loss of such a man, in such a crisis; of a man who possessed so large and growing a share of the public confidence, and whose administration has recently borrowed new lustre from the crowning achievements of our armies; of a ruler whom victory was inspiring with the wise and paternal magnanimity which sought to make the conciliation as cordial as the strife has been deadly: the loss of such a President, at such a conjuncture, is an afflicting dispensation which bows a disappointed and stricken nation in sorrow more deep, sincere, and universal than ever before supplicated the compassion of pitying Heaven.”
“Those testimonials give a lustre, which is not to be despised; for the most ignorant are forced to seem, at least, to pay a regard to learning, as the most wicked are to virtue.”
“Juan expurgated, and yet displaying a galaxy of connected lustre, which is well calculated to throw a halo of splendour round the memory of Lord Byron.”
“This is partly owing to the dung of a vast multitude of sea-fowl, and partly to a coating of a hard glossy substance with a pearly lustre, which is intimately united to the surface of the rocks.”
“And Susan Peckaby, a robe of purple, of the stuff called lustre, laid up in state, to be donned when the occasion came, passed her time, night and day, at her door and windows, looking out for the white donkey that was to bear her in triumph to New”
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words that evoke magic, mystery, mayhem, magnificence or anything else that glimmers in the grass
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