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Definition of the noun luster

What does luster mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: lusters

  1. a quality that outshines the usual
  2. the visual property of something that shines with reflected light
  3. a surface coating for ceramics or porcelain
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • alternative spelling: lustre
    • more generic word: glaze = a coating for ceramics, metal, etc.

Alternative definition of the noun luster

noun

  1. [US] Shine, polish or sparkle.
  2. By extension, brilliance, attractiveness or splendor.
  3. Refinement, polish or quality.
  4. A lustrum, quinquennium, a period of five years, originally the interval between Roman censuses

Definition of the verb luster

What does luster mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: lustered | lustering | lusters

  1. [intransitive] To gleam, have luster
  2. [transitive] To give luster, distinguish
  3. [transitive] To give a coating or other treatment to impart physical luster

Places

  1. Luster is a municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. It is located at the end of the Sognefjorden in the traditional district of Sogn. The administrative centre is the village of Gaupne. Other villages in Luster include Fortun, Hafslo, Indre Hafslo, Jostedal, Luster, Nes, Ornes, Skjolden, Solvorn, and Veitastrond.
  2. Luster is a village in Luster Municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The village is located on the western shore of the Lustrafjorden, at the mouth of the river Dalsdalselvi. Norwegian County Road 55 runs through the village, which is about half-way between the villages of Skjolden and Nes. Dale Church was built in the village of Luster in 1240 and it is still in use.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Luster

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Google previewCambridge Guide to Minerals, Rocks and Fossils (1999)

by A. Bishop, A. Woolley, W. Hamilton, Natural History Museum (London, England)

Luster is a property of the surface of a mineral.

Google previewJohnson's Materials of Construction. (1918)

by M. O. Withey, James Aston

Luster is the surface appearance of a mineral under reflected light. It is frequently described by the following terms: Vitreous (glassy); greasy, pearly, resinous, dull, silky and metallic. Crystal form is of importance when a mineral has had ...

Google previewControl of Particulate Matter Contamination in Healthcare Manufacturing (1999)

by Thomas A. Barber

Luster is also a term commonly used to describe the way a material reflects light ( Crutcher 1986). Luster is the result of the efficiency of the reflection. For smooth particles when the difference between the refractive index of the particle and the ...

Google previewScience Fact Book, Grades 4 - 8 (2012)

Second Edition by American Education Publishing

Luster is the way the mineral shines. Some minerals have a metallic shine like galena, pyrite, and gold. Other minerals have a pearly shine like opals. Some minerals have a glassy shine like calcite, quartz, and diamond. Some minerals are ...

Google previewJohnson's Materials of Construction (1918)

by John Butler Johnson

Luster is the surface appearance of a mineral under reflected light. It is frequently described by the following terms: Vitreous (glassy); greasy, pearly, resinous, dull, silky and metallic. Crystal form is of importance when a mineral has had ...

Google previewThe Quilter's Color Club (2011)

Secrets of Value, Temperature & Special Effects -- 12 Hands-On Exercises -- 8 Projects by Christine E. Barnes

Luster is a tricky illusion, but when it works, your quilt will pulsate with energy and reflected light. if a (11%.! Gather at least 10 fabrics (more if you're working on your own), in light through medium-dark values. Avoid very light or very dark ...

Google previewRamanuja and Schleiermacher (2012)

Toward a Constructive Comparative Theology by Jon Paul Sydnor

The luster is a part of the gem, the light is a part of the candle, and the jiva is a part of narayana. As distin- guishable they are different, so all Vedic texts that proclaim ontological plurality are true. But as inseparable they are united, so all Vedic ...

Google previewHeritage Auctions Natural History Catalog #5000 (2007)

by Mark Van Winkle

The luster is an unusual satin etched type occasionally seen in ...

Google previewHNAI Long Beach Signature Auction Catalog (2006)

by Ivy Press

The luster is a bit weak, perhaps preventing an even higher grade for this attractive Choice Uncirculated example.

Google previewPath of the Pearl (2009)

Discover Your Treasures Within: Easyread Super Large 18pt Edition by Mary Olsen Kelly

Luster is a study in contrasts—the brightness of the area of the pearl exposed to the most light contrasted with the area of the pearl in shadow. In a pearl with excellent luster, the contrast between this bright and shadow creates the impression ...

Google previewOn the Way There (2010)

by Mary E. Adams

Luster is the shine or brilliance of reflected light on the pearl's surface. Pearls with high quality luster also have brilliant orient, or iridescence which cannot be replicated. Pearls come in a variety of naturally formed shapes, colors; however, ...

Google previewHNAI US Coin Auction Catalog #1147, Houston, TX (2010)

Luster is the key, as both obverse and reverse fields offer pale yellow-gold reflectivity. The well struck obverse also shows a touch of frostiness. NGC has graded just four numerically finer examples (10/10).

Google preview65th Porcelain Enamel Institute Technical Forum (2009)

Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 24 by William D. Faust

Luster/Brilliance Lithia increases the luster and brilliance of glass and in glaze will enhance the color significantly. The brighter luster is the most commonly reported effect from lithia additions after the viscosity change. In some Ceram. Eng. Sci ...

Google previewB065: Mineral and water resources of Nevada

Material having a waxy luster is the most desirable. Nevada is one of the foremost producers of turquoise in the United States. Much of the turquoise mined in the State has been of very fine quality, and much of the rest has been of good quality ...

Google previewBeaded Jewelry (2015)

by Carson Eddy, Rachael Evans, Kate Feld

Luster is the measure of a pearl's brilliance and reflectivity. High-quality pearls are bright and shiny, and you should be able to see your reflection in them. Lesser-quality pearls have a chalky or dull appearance. In general, saltwater pearls ...

Google previewEnvironmental Geology Laboratory (2003)

by Tom Freeman

Luster—Luster is the manner in which a mineral reflects light. Glassy luster is characteristic of many minerals, such as quartz.

Google previewDictionary of Ceramic Science and Engineering (2013)

by Ian McColm

luster. An irridescent decorative surface appearance on porcelain-enamels, glass, and glazes; usually produced by the application of a very thin film of metal such as gold, silver, ...

Google previewBiographical Dictionary of Medallists: I-Maz (1907)

by Leonard Forrer

LUSTER, CHRISTIAN (Dan.). Medallist and Coin-engraver, a native of Denmark, entered into the service of the Engraving Department at the Mint of Rio de Janeiro on 1. March 1855 ...

Google previewA William Faulkner Encyclopedia (1999)

by Robert W. Hamblin, Charles A. Peek

LUSTER 237 ness of fictional characters created by writers of the Lost Generation. Hyatt Waggoner notes that "the content of Bayard's awareness is like that which shapes the sensibility of the old waiter in Hemingway's 'A Clean, Well- Lighted ...

Google previewCole's Encyclopedia of Dry Goods (1900)

A Reference Book for the Wholesale and Retail Dry Goods Trade of the United States, Containing a Descriptive List of All the Standard Fabrics, Garments, and Related Articles of Merchandise ... with a History of Cotton, Silk, Wool, Flax, Jute, Ramie, Hemp and Other Commercial Fibers, and a Full Description of the Processes of Carding, Spinning, Weaving, Bleaching, Dyeing and Printing ... by George S. Cole

The fiber has naturally a beauti ul luster, almost if not uite equal to silk; this luster must be retained, and nothing in the process which t e filasse undergoes must afi'ect it or render it harsh. (3), Ramie, when progerly de ummed. takes dyes ...

Google previewDictionary of Gems and Gemology (2013)

by Robert M. Shipley

luster. The appearance of a surface in reflected ...

Google previewThe Oklahoma Football Encyclopedia (2013)

2nd Edition by Ray Dozier

Coach Luster hademployed three offensive formations for the season.The SingleWingT had atailback positioned 10 yardsbehind theline ofscrimmage. Luster explained that manyteams used this formationon punts,passes, and fake kicks and ...

Google previewMacmillan Dictionary for Children (2001)

by Robert B. Costello

luster. fjk. lumber2 To move about in a clumsy, noisy way: The wagon lumbered down the dirt road. The elephant lumbered along the trail, lum-ber (lum'bsr) verb, lumbered, lumbering. lumberjack A person who cuts down trees and gets logs ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1911)

luster ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Costume and Fashion (2013)

Historic and Modern by Mary Brooks Picken

Luster and brilliancy are due to manner of weaving and finishing between heated cylin~ ders. Made in many varieties. Used for dresses, blouses, accessories, coats, linings, lingerie, trimmings, etc. Satins were made in Italy as early as the 12th ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Meat Sciences (2014)

Color, luster, and quality of the fat The fat color is evaluated by the Beef Fat Standard (B.F.S.), represented by seven standards (No. 1: white, No. 7: yellow, Figure 7). The luster and quality of the fat are evaluated simultaneously by visual ...

Google previewDictionary of Geological Terms (1984)

by Robert Latimer Bates, Julia A. Jackson

Chromite, for example, has a metallic to submetallic luster. subrounded Said of a sedimentary particle showing considerable abrasion and an original general form that is still discemible, and having many of its edges and corners noticeably ...

Google previewOxford American Desk Dictionary & Thesaurus (2010)

by Oxford University Press

prestige or honor: a celebrity player added luster to the lineup. lus-trous /' 1astras/ > adj. having a soft glow or sheen. glossy, gleaming, burnished, polished ; bright, brilliant, luminous. ANTONYMS dull, dark. [SYNONYMS shiny, shining, satiny, ...

Google previewPocket Oxford American Dictionary and Thesaurus (2010)

by Oxford University Press

prestige or honor: a celebrity player added luster to the lineup. lus-trous / ' 1astras/ > adj. having a soft glow or sheen. synonyms shiny, shining, satiny, silky, 1 glossy, gleaming, burnished, polished;bright, 1 brilliant, luminous. Antonyms dull ...

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Luster Meaning

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Sense shines with a double luster when it is set in humility. An able yet humble man is a jewel worth a kingdom. (William Penn)
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Scrabble value of L1U1S1T1E1R1

The value of this 6-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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