lustre

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Etymology 1Edit

Latin lux, light

NounEdit

lustre (plural lustres)

  1. Shine, sheen gleam or polish.
    The brass had a characteristic lustre that practically glowed when it was freshly cleaned.
  2. By extension, interest, attractiveness, or splendour.
    After so many years in the same field, the job had lost its lustre.
  3. Refinement, polish, or quality.
    He spoke with all the lustre a seasoned enthusiast should have.
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VerbEdit

lustre (third-person singular simple present lustres, present participle lustring, simple past and past participle lustred)

  1. (transitive, rare, poetic) To make lustrous.
    • Lowell
      Flooded and lustred with her loosened gold.

Etymology 2Edit

Latin lustrum.

NounEdit

lustre (plural lustres)

  1. A period of five years; a lustrum.
    • Bolingbroke
      Both of us have closed the tenth lustre.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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lustre m (plural lustres)

  1. lustre, chandelier
  2. gloss, shine, lustre
  3. lustrum; period of five years

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lustre f

  1. Feminine plural form of lustro

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NounEdit

lustre m (plural lustres)

  1. luster

VerbEdit

lustre

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of lustrar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of lustrar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of lustrar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of lustrar.
Last modified on 2 April 2014, at 04:53