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 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 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 …   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-master — Muster master, in Persian Lashkar nevis (لشكرتويس) lit. army scribe , was in Iran during the reign of the Qajar dynasty (1785–1925) the muster master of the royal and imperial troops and a military office. Reza Shah Pahlavi abolished this post… …   Wikipedia

  • muster — [mus′tər] vt. [ME mousteren < OFr moustrer, to exhibit, show < ML mustrare < L monstrare, to show < monstrum: see MONSTER] 1. to assemble or summon (troops, etc.), as for inspection, roll call, or service 2. to put through a roll call …   English World dictionary

  • muster — /mus teuhr/, v.t. 1. to assemble (troops, a ship s crew, etc.), as for battle, display, inspection, orders, or discharge. 2. to gather, summon, rouse (often fol. by up): He mustered all his courage. v.i. 3. to assemble for inspection, service,… …   Universalium

  • muster — /ˈmʌstə / (say mustuh) verb (t) 1. to assemble (troops, a ship s crew, etc.), as for battle, display, inspection, orders, discharge, etc. 2. to round up (livestock) for shearing, branding, etc. 3. Nautical to call the roll of. 4. to assemble… …   Australian English dictionary

  • muster — mus•ter [[t]ˈmʌs tər[/t]] v. t. 1) to assemble (troops, a ship s crew, etc.), as for battle or inspection 2) to gather or summon (often fol. by up): He mustered all his courage[/ex] 3) to assemble for inspection, service, etc 4) to come together; …   From formal English to slang

  • muster — {{11}}muster (n.) late 14c., action of showing, manifestation, from O.Fr. mostre illustration, proof; examination, inspection (13c., Mod.Fr. montre), lit. that which is shown, from mostrer (see MUSTER (Cf. muster) (v.)). Meaning act of gathering… …   Etymology dictionary

  • muster — verb 1》 come or bring (troops) together, especially for inspection or in preparation for battle.     ↘(of a group of people) gather together.     ↘Austral./NZ round up (livestock). 2》 summon up (a feeling, attitude, or response). 3》 (muster… …   English new terms dictionary

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