Muster meaning

mŭstər
Muster is defined as to bring or gather something together.

An example of muster is bringing a group of friends together to help a friend in need.

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A gathering together or assembling, as of troops for inspection.
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A muster roll.
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A gathering or collection.

A muster of business leaders at a luncheon.

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A flock of peacocks.
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To assemble or summon (troops, etc.), as for inspection, roll call, or service.
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To put through a roll call.
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To gather together and display; collect; summon.

To muster up strength.

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To have in number; amount to.
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To come together or gather; specif., to assemble as for inspection or roll call.
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The roll, or list, of persons in a military or naval unit.
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  • An assemblage or display; a gathering, collection of people or things. [from 14th c.]
  • (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.
  • (Australia, New Zealand) A roundup of livestock for inspection, branding, drenching, shearing etc. [from 19th c.]
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1647, Beaumont and Fletcher, The Queen of Corinth, Act 2.

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.

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A collection of peafowl (an invented term rather than one used by zoologists). [from 15th c.]
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(intransitive) To be gathered together for parade, inspection, exercise, or the like (especially of a military force); to come together as parts of a force or body. [from 15th c.]
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To collect, call or assemble together, such as troops or a group for inspection, orders, display etc. [from 15th c.]
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(US) To enroll (into service). [from 19th c.]
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The definition of a muster is a gathering or collection of people or things.

An example of muster is a group of military personnel meeting for roll call.

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Muster means to call a group in for inspection, roll call or service.

An example of muster is a troop sergeant summoning troops for a gun inspection.

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To call (troops) together, as for inspection.
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To cause to come together; gather.

Bring all the volunteers you can muster.

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To bring into existence or readiness; summon up.

Mustering up her strength for the ordeal.

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To assemble or gather.

Mustering for inspection.

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pass muster
  • To be judged as acceptable.
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muster in (or out)
  • to enlist in (or discharge from) military service
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pass muster
  • to measure up to the required standards
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

muster in (<i>or</i> out)

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

  • Middle English, from Anglo-Norman mostrer, Middle French monstrer, moustrer (whence the noun monstre, which gave the English noun), from Latin mōnstrāre (“to show"), from monere (“to admonish").

    From Wiktionary