• WordNet 3.6
    • n lustre a surface coating for ceramics or porcelain
    • n lustre the visual property of something that shines with reflected light
    • n lustre a quality that outshines the usual
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lustre A candlestick, chandelier, girandole, or the like, generally of an ornamental character.
    • Lustre A fabric of wool and cotton with a lustrous surface, -- used for women's dresses.
    • Lustre A substance which imparts luster to a surface, as graphite and some of the glazes.
    • Lustre Brilliancy; splendor; brightness; glitter. "The right mark and very true luster of the diamond.""The scorching sun was mounted high,
      In all its luster , to the noonday sky."
    • Lustre Renown; splendor; distinction; glory. "His ancestors continued about four hundred years, rather without obscurity than with any great luster ."
    • n Lustre Same as Luster.
    • Lustre (Min) The appearance of the surface of a mineral as affected by, or dependent upon, peculiarities of its reflecting qualities.
    • v. t Lustre To make lustrous. "Flooded and lustered with her loosened gold."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lustre etc. See luster , etc.
    • n lustre See luster .
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Lustre lus′tėr brightness, gloss, splendour:
    • n Lustre lus′tėr a period of five years:
    • n Lustre lus′tėr (fig.) renown: a candlestick ornamented with pendants of cut-glass: the characteristic appearance of a bright metallic surface, or of air within glass under water as seen under certain angles of total reflection: a dress material having a highly finished surface: a glaze applied to porcelain
    • n Lustre lus′tėr (orig.) the solemn offering for the purification of the Roman people made by one of the censors at the conclusion of the census, taken every five years
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. lustre,; cf. It. lustro,; both fr. L. lustrare, to purify, go about (like the priests at the lustral sacrifice), traverse, survey, illuminate, fr. lustrum, a purificatory sacrifice; perh. akin to E. loose,. But lustrare, to illuminate is perhaps a different word, and akin to L. lucere, to be light or clear, to shine. See Lucid, and cf. Illustrious Lustrum
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. lustrumluĕre, to wash, to purify.


In literature:

Unfortunately, our knowledge of the person is not always proportioned to the lustre of the name.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIII" by John Lord
She stirred the dust about and trickled its yellow lustre temptingly through her fingers.
"Children of the Frost" by Jack London
The foliage of the trees, illuminated from beneath by its saffron beams, glowed with the lustre of the topaz and the emerald.
"Paul and Virginia" by Bernadin de Saint-Pierre
Strife ceased in every quarter; France found herself at rest, without lustre as well as without prospect.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume VI. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
Innumerable candles display the lustre of gold and precious stones.
"A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy" by Ida Pfeiffer
Her skin had the lustre of mother-of-pearl.
"Poor Relations" by Honore de Balzac
It gives a lustre, says he, to the sun, and water to the diamond.
"The Young Gentleman and Lady's Monitor, and English Teacher's Assistant" by John Hamilton Moore
The frame is old and richly carved; and the painting, bordered by its beautiful dull gold, shines with the lustre of an emerald.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece" by John Addington Symonds
And a night of more loveliness and lustre never was unveiled to the eye of mortals.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)" by John Roby
It lends too great a lustre to her line, To let her virtue ours so much out-shine.
"The Works Of John Dryden, Volume 4 (of 18)" by John Dryden

In poetry:

Star of Rest! thy silvery lustre,
Brightly streams from heaven above,
Ere each sweet and glittering cluster
Ope on earth their eyes of love.
"Star Of Rest" by James Avis Bartley
Branch of May! the dews of morning
Twinkle on thy leaves, adorning
The pearly blooms that richly cluster
On each spray with sparkling lustre.
"The May Flower" by Janet Hamilton
Could I but hail the lovely guest,
Might I its lustre once survey,
Oh ! I would take thee to my breast
In spight of all the world should say.
"At The Sight Of A Beautiful But Frail One" by Laura Sophia Temple
The colour and the fragrance
Have the depth of long ago
In their lustre, yet
Of the one who planted them
A glimpse would be yet more dear still.
"The colour and the fragrance" by Ki no Tsurayuki
THE painter's and the poet's fame
Shed their twinned lustre round his name,
To gild our story-teller's art,
Where each in turn must play his part.
"A Toast To Wilkie Collins" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
But, Henry, should Misfortune's hand
Bid all thy youth's fond triumphs fly,
The crimson from thy lip command,
And force the lustre from thine eye,….
"To Henry" by Amelia Opie

In news:

Lustre Square pendant fixture in twice-glazed ceramic by Tom Dixon, 201-984-5599.
Lustre is an open-source parallel file system often used in high performance computing (HPC)environments.
Users of the file system will soon get community Lustre distribution, thanks to startup Whamcloud.
The startup includes veterans from Oracle and Sun, where the Lustre project originated.
Oracle is limiting paid support for the open source Lustre clustered file system to Oracle hardware.
According to a report from sister site Enterprise Storage Forum, Sun Lustre Storage Systems built with Lustre 2.0 will include the core file system, along with other components which "may or may not be open source".
Discreet's lustre made its European at the Cannes International Film Festival 2003.
The lustre system provides directors, cinematographers and colorists with a powerful digital color correction technology.
Qatar's Pearl loses its lustre for celeb chef Gordon Ramsay.
Jets brand is golden why tarnish its storied lustre.
Once darlings of the Australian mining boom, small and middle-tier prospectors are now running low on cash as commodities markets lose their lustre, pushing miners to look near and far for funds to keep afloat.
BUDAPEST — Colorfront (, which already has an Oscar to its name thanks to the development of Autodesk's Lustre, has now been awarded a 2012 Primetime Engineering Emmy for Colorfront On-Set Dailies.
Mira Long-Line ($110) and Bikini ($48) in Vermillion are made with a stretch lustre and crocheted lace.
YEARS after the genre she established has lost its lustre, the awkward, insecure, alcohol-unit counting Bridget Jones is set to make a comeback.

In science:

Esterel belongs to the family of synchronous reactive languages, such as Lustre (Halbwachs et al. 1992), Signal (Benveniste et al. 1991) and StateCharts (Harel 1987).
EPspectra: A Formal Toolkit for Developing DSP Software Applications
Halbwachs et al. 1992; Halbwachs et al. 1993) presented an example of specifying and verifying a real-time program using a synchronous data-flow language, Lustre.
EPspectra: A Formal Toolkit for Developing DSP Software Applications
First, the subway control system, in which two verifiable problems, collision and derailment may happen, is specified in Lustre.
EPspectra: A Formal Toolkit for Developing DSP Software Applications
Next, the critical properties are expressed as the invariance of some boolean Lustre expression.
EPspectra: A Formal Toolkit for Developing DSP Software Applications
Once the environment representing behaviors of the subway control system and its properties to be verified are done in Lustre, they are verified whether the assertions are true or false using Lesar, its associated verification tool.
EPspectra: A Formal Toolkit for Developing DSP Software Applications