An example of muster is bringing a group of friends together to help a friend in need.
A muster of business leaders at a luncheon.
To muster up strength.
- (chiefly military) An assembling or review of troops, as for parade, verification of numbers, inspection, exercise, or introduction into service. [from 15th c.]
- The sum total of an army when assembled for review and inspection; the whole number of effective men in an army.
And when you find your women's favour fail, / 'Tis ten to one you'll know yourself, and seek me, / Upon a better muster of your manners.
An example of muster is a group of military personnel meeting for roll call.
An example of muster is a troop sergeant summoning troops for a gun inspection.
Bring all the volunteers you can muster.
Mustering up her strength for the ordeal.
Mustering for inspection.
- To be judged as acceptable.
- to enlist in (or discharge from) military service
- to measure up to the required standards
Origin of muster
- Middle English mustren from Old French moustrer from Latin mōnstrāre to show from mōnstrum sign, portent from monēre to warn men-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition