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Meaning of MUSTER

Pronunciation:  'mustur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  compulsory military service
  2. [n]  a gathering of military personnel for duty; "he was thrown in the brig for missing muster"
  3. [v]  call to duty, military service, jury duty, etc.
  4. [v]  gather or bring together; "muster the courage to do something"; "she rallied her intellect"; "Summon all your courage"
 

MUSTER is a 6 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: come up, conscription, draft, muster up, rally, selective service, summon
 
 See Also: assemblage, call, collect, garner, gather, gathering, levy, levy en masse, militarisation, militarization, mobilisation, mobilization, pull together, send for

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Mus"ter\, n. [OE. moustre, OF. mostre, moustre, F.
    montre, LL. monstra. See {Muster}, v. t.]
    1. Something shown for imitation; a pattern. [Obs.]
    
    2. A show; a display. [Obs.] --Piers Plowman.
    
    3. An assembling or review of troops, as for parade,
       verification of numbers, inspection, exercise, or
       introduction into service.
    
             The hurried muster of the soldiers of liberty.
                                                   --Hawthorne.
    
             See how in warlike muster they appear, In rhombs,
             and wedges, and half-moons, and wings. --Milton.
    
    4. The sum total of an army when assembled for review and
       inspection; the whole number of effective men in an army.
    
             And the muster was thirty thousands of men.
                                                   --Wyclif.
    
             Ye publish the musters of your own bands, and
             proclaim them to amount of thousands. --Hooker.
    
    5. Any assemblage or display; a gathering.
    
             Of the temporal grandees of the realm, mentof their
             wives and daughters, the muster was great and
             splendid.                             --Macaulay.
    
    {Muster book}, a book in which military forces are registred.
    
    
    {Muster file}, a muster roll.
    
    {Muster master} (Mil.), one who takes an account of troops,
       and of their equipment; a mustering officer; an inspector.
       [Eng.]
    
    {Muster roll} (Mil.), a list or register of all the men in a
       company, troop, or regiment, present or accounted for on
       the day of muster.
    
    {To pass muster}, to pass through a muster or inspection
       without censure.
    
             Such excuses will not pass muster with God. --South.
    
    
  2. \Mus"ter\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mustered}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Mustering}.] [OE. mustren, prop., to show, OF. mostrer,
    mustrer, moustrer, monstrer, F. montrer, fr. L. monstrare to
    show. See {Monster}.]
    1. To collect and display; to assemble, as troops for parade,
       inspection, exercise, or the like. --Spenser.
    
    2. Hence: To summon together; to enroll in service; to get
       together. ``Mustering all its force.'' --Cowper.
    
             All the gay feathers he could muster. --L'Estrange.
    
    {To muster troops into service} (Mil.), to inspect and enter
       troops on the muster roll of the army.
    
    {To muster troops out of service} (Mil.), to register them
       for final payment and discharge.
    
    {To muster up}, to gather up; to succeed in obtaining; to
       obtain with some effort or difficulty.
    
             One of those who can muster up sufficient
             sprightliness to engage in a game of forfeits.
                                                   --Hazlitt.
    
    
  3. \Mus"ter\, v. i.
    To be gathered together for parade, inspection, exercise, or
    the like; to come together as parts of a force or body; as,
    his supporters mustered in force. ``The mustering squadron.''
    --Byron.
    
    
 
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