accoutre

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 equipment or furnishings ; outfit Synonyms: see furnish

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  • accoutré — accoutré, ée (a kou tré, trée) part. passé. 1°   Femme simplement accoutrée. 2°   Fig. Accoutré de toutes pièces, maltraité en paroles ou en actes …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 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

  • accoutre — [16] Accoutre is related to both couture and sew. English borrowed it from French accoutrer, which meant ‘equip with something, especially clothes’. A stage earlier, Old French had acoustrer, formed from cousture (whence couture) and the prefix a …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • accoutre — [16] Accoutre is related to both couture and sew. English borrowed it from French accoutrer, which meant ‘equip with something, especially clothes’. A stage earlier, Old French had acoustrer, formed from cousture (whence couture) and the prefix a …   Word origins

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

  • accoutre — verb /əˈkuːtə/ To furnish with dress, or equipment, especially those for military service; to equip; to attire; to array. , Both accoutred like young men. Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice, III iv …   Wiktionary

  • accoutre — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. dress, equip, outfit, gear up. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb See accouter …   English dictionary for students

  • accoutre — v. dress, outfit, equip, supply …   English contemporary 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

  • accoutre — v. a. [Written also Accouter.] Dress, equip, furnish, fit out, arm and equip, array in mail, array in military harness, harness, array for the field, equip for the fight …   New dictionary of synonyms

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