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 (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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  • accoutring — v. dress, outfit, equip, supply …   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

  • 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… …   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

  • accoutrement — or accouterment noun Date: 1549 1. a. equipment, trappings; specifically a soldier s outfit usually not including clothes and weapons usually used in plural b. an accessory item of clothing or equipment usually used in plural 2. archaic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • accoutre — /euh kooh teuhr/, v.t., accoutred, accoutring. Chiefly Brit. accouter. * * * …   Universalium

  • 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

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