Accoutering
Accouter Ac*cou"ter, Accoutre Ac*cou"tre, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Accoutered} or {Accoutred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Accoutering} or {Accoutring}.] [F. accouter, OF. accoutrer, accoustrer; [`a] (L. ad) + perh. LL. custor, for custos guardian, sacristan (cf. {Custody}), or perh. akin to E. guilt.] To furnish with dress, or equipments, esp. those for military service; to equip; to attire; to array. [1913 Webster]

Both accoutered like young men. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

For this, in rags accoutered are they seen. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Accoutered with his burden and his staff. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • accoutering — v. dress, outfit, equip, provide with supplies …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Accouter — Ac*cou ter, Accoutre Ac*cou tre, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Accoutered} or {Accoutred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Accoutering} or {Accoutring}.] [F. accouter, OF. accoutrer, accoustrer; [ a] (L. ad) + perh. LL. custor, for custos guardian, sacristan (cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Accoutered — Accouter Ac*cou ter, Accoutre Ac*cou tre, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Accoutered} or {Accoutred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Accoutering} or {Accoutring}.] [F. accouter, OF. accoutrer, accoustrer; [ a] (L. ad) + perh. LL. custor, for custos guardian, sacristan… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Accoutre — Accouter Ac*cou ter, Accoutre Ac*cou tre, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Accoutered} or {Accoutred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Accoutering} or {Accoutring}.] [F. accouter, OF. accoutrer, accoustrer; [ a] (L. ad) + perh. LL. custor, for custos guardian, sacristan… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Accoutred — Accouter Ac*cou ter, Accoutre Ac*cou tre, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Accoutered} or {Accoutred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Accoutering} or {Accoutring}.] [F. accouter, OF. accoutrer, accoustrer; [ a] (L. ad) + perh. LL. custor, for custos guardian, sacristan… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Accoutring — Accouter Ac*cou ter, Accoutre Ac*cou tre, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Accoutered} or {Accoutred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Accoutering} or {Accoutring}.] [F. accouter, OF. accoutrer, accoustrer; [ a] (L. ad) + perh. LL. custor, for custos guardian, sacristan… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accoutre — or accouter transitive verb ( coutred or coutered; coutring or accoutering) Etymology: French accoutrer, from Middle French acoustrer, from a + costure seam, from Vulgar Latin *consutura more at couture Date: 1596 to provide with …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • accouter — (v.) also accoutre, 1590s, from Fr. acoutrer, earlier acostrer (13c.) arrange, dispose, put on (clothing), originally swe up, from V.L. accosturare to sew together, sew up, from L. ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + *consutura a sewing together, from L.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • accoutre — [ə ku:tə] (US accouter) verb (accoutres, accoutring, accoutred; US accouters, accoutering, accoutered) clothe or equip in something noticeable or impressive. Origin C16: from Fr. accoutrer, from OFr. acous …   English new terms dictionary

  • preparation — n 1. preparatory measure, Inf. prep, proceeding, provision, step, arrangement, plan; groundwork, spadework, Inf. homework; foundation, substructure, base, basis; framework, frame, scaffold, scaffolding; outline, sketch, draft, rough draft, layout …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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