lustre

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin lux, light

Noun[edit]

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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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 2[edit]

From Latin lustrum.

Noun[edit]

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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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Adjective[edit]

lustre f

  1. Feminine plural form of lustro

Portuguese[edit]

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lustre

Etymology[edit]

From French lustre.

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lustre m (plural lustres)

  1. chandelier

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

lustre m (plural lustres)

  1. luster

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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.