Muster 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. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence: To summon together; to enroll in service; to get together. ``Mustering all its force.'' --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

All the gay feathers he could muster. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]

One of those who can muster up sufficient sprightliness to engage in a game of forfeits. --Hazlitt. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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