(Lus"tre) n. Same as Luster.
(Lus"tri*cal) a. [L. lustricus, fr. lustrum. See Lustrum.] Pertaining to, or used for, purification.
(Lus"tring) n. [F. lustrine, It. lustrino, fr. lustrare to polish, L. lustrare. See 3d Luster, and
cf. Lutestring.] A kind of glossy silk fabric. See Lutestring.
(Lus"trous) a. [Cf. F. lustreux. See 3d Luster.] Bright; shining; luminous. " Good sparks and
lustrous." Shak. Lus"trous*ly, adv.
(Lus"trum) n.; pl. E. Lustrums L. Lustra [L. Cf. 2d & 3d Luster.] A lustration or purification,
especially the purification of the whole Roman people, which was made by the censors once in five
years. Hence: A period of five years.
(Lust"wort`) n. (Bot.) See Sundew.
(Lust"y) a. [Compar. Lustier ; superl. Lustiest.] [From Lust. See Lust, and cf. Luscious.]
1. Exhibiting lust or vigor; stout; strong; vigorous; robust; healthful; able of body.
Neither would their old men, so many as were yet vigorous and lusty, be left at home.Milton.
2. Beautiful; handsome; pleasant. [Obs.] Spenser.
3. Of large size; big. [Obs.] " Three lusty vessels." Evelyn. Hence, sometimes, pregnant. [Obs. or Prov.]
4. Lustful; lascivious. [Obs.] Milton.
(||Lu"sus na*tu"ræ) [L., fr. lusus sport + naturae, gen. of natura nature.] Sport or freak of
nature; a deformed or unnatural production.
(Lut"a*nist) n. [LL. lutanista, fr. lutana lute. See Lute the instrument.] A person that plays
on the lute. Johnson.
(Lu*ta"ri*ous) a. [L. lutarius fr. lutum mud.] Of, pertaining to, or like, mud; living in mud.
(Lu*ta"tion) n. [L. lutare, lutatum, to bedaub with mud, fr. lutum mud: cf. F. lutation.] The
act or method of luting vessels.
(Lute) n. [L. lutum mud, clay: cf. OF. lut.]
1. (Chem.) A cement of clay or other tenacious infusible substance for sealing joints in apparatus, or
the mouths of vessels or tubes, or for coating the bodies of retorts, etc., when exposed to heat; called
2. A packing ring, as of rubber, for fruit jars, etc.
3. (Brick Making) A straight-edged piece of wood for striking off superfluous clay from mold.
(Lute), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Luted; p. pr. & vb. n. Luting.] To close or seal with lute; as, to lute
on the cover of a crucible; to lute a joint.
(Lute), n. [OF. leut, F. luth; skin to Pr. laút, It. liúto, leúto, Sp. laúd, Pg. alaude; all fr. Ar. al'd;
al the + 'd wood, timber, trunk or branch of a tree, staff, stick, wood of aloes, lute or harp.] (Mus.) A
stringed instrument formerly much in use. It consists of four parts, namely, the table or front, the body,
having nine or ten ribs or "sides," arranged like the divisions of a melon, the neck, which has nine or ten