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 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 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

  • muster up — verb gather or bring together muster the courage to do something she rallied her intellect Summon all your courage • Syn: ↑muster, ↑rally, ↑summon, ↑come up • Derivation …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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′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 — {{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-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 — may refer to: Muster (military), a process or event for the of accounting for members in a military unit Muster (livestock), the rounding up of livestock Muster (event), a competitive skills event held between fire departments Muster (census), a… …   Wikipedia

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  • muster — mus|ter1 [ˈmʌstə US ər] v [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: monstrer, from Latin monstrare to show ] 1.) [T] also muster up sth to get enough courage, confidence, support etc to do something, especially with difficulty = ↑summon (up) muster …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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