To muster troops into service
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]


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  • To muster troops out of service — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To muster up — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Muster — Mus ter, n. [OE. moustre, OF. mostre, moustre, F. montre, LL. monstra. See {Muster}, v. t.] 1. Something shown for imitation; a pattern. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. A show; a display. [Obs.] Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster] 3. An assembling or review… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Muster book — Muster Mus ter, n. [OE. moustre, OF. mostre, moustre, F. montre, LL. monstra. See {Muster}, v. t.] 1. Something shown for imitation; a pattern. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. A show; a display. [Obs.] Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster] 3. An assembling or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Muster file — Muster Mus ter, n. [OE. moustre, OF. mostre, moustre, F. montre, LL. monstra. See {Muster}, v. t.] 1. Something shown for imitation; a pattern. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. A show; a display. [Obs.] Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster] 3. An assembling or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Muster master — Muster Mus ter, n. [OE. moustre, OF. mostre, moustre, F. montre, LL. monstra. See {Muster}, v. t.] 1. Something shown for imitation; a pattern. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. A show; a display. [Obs.] Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster] 3. An assembling or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Muster roll — Muster Mus ter, n. [OE. moustre, OF. mostre, moustre, F. montre, LL. monstra. See {Muster}, v. t.] 1. Something shown for imitation; a pattern. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. A show; a display. [Obs.] Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster] 3. An assembling or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To pass muster — Muster Mus ter, n. [OE. moustre, OF. mostre, moustre, F. montre, LL. monstra. See {Muster}, v. t.] 1. Something shown for imitation; a pattern. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. A show; a display. [Obs.] Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster] 3. An assembling or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • muster — To assemble together troops and their arms, whether for inspection, drill, or service in the field. To take recruits into the service in the army and inscribe their names on the muster roll or official record. To summon together; to enroll in… …   Black's law dictionary

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