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Muster (root: muster)

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)
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mus=ter

CIDE DICTIONARY

Mustern. [OE. moustre, OF. mostre, moustre, F. montre, LL. monstra. See Muster, v. t.].
  •  Something shown for imitation; a pattern.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A show; a display.  Piers Plowman.  [1913 Webster]
  •  An assembling or review of troops, as for parade, verification of numbers, inspection, exercise, or introduction into service.  [1913 Webster]
    "The hurried muster of the soldiers of liberty."  [1913 Webster]
    "See how in warlike muster they appear,
    In rhombs, and wedges, and half-moons, and wings.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  The sum total of an army when assembled for review and inspection; the whole number of effective men in an army.  [1913 Webster]
    "And the muster was thirty thousands of men."  [1913 Webster]
    "Ye publish the musters of your own bands, and proclaim them to amount of thousands."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Any assemblage or display; a gathering.  [1913 Webster]
    "Of the temporal grandees of the realm, mentof their wives and daughters, the muster was great and splendid."  [1913 Webster]
    "Such excuses will not pass muster with God."  [1913 Webster]
Muster book, a book in which military forces are registered. -- Muster file, a muster roll. -- Muster master (Mil.), one who takes an account of troops, and of their equipment; a mustering officer; an inspector. [Eng.] -- Muster roll (Mil.), a list or register of all the men in a company, troop, or regiment, present or accounted for on the day of muster. -- To pass muster, to pass through a muster or inspection without censure.
Musterv. t. [OE. mustren, prop., to show, OF. mostrer, mustrer, moustrer, monstrer, F. montrer, fr. L. monstrare to show. See Monster.].
  •  To collect and display; to assemble, as troops for parade, inspection, exercise, or the like.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Hence: To summon together; to enroll in service; to get together.  Cowper.  [1913 Webster]
    "All the gay feathers he could muster."  [1913 Webster]
    "One of those who can muster up sufficient sprightliness to engage in a game of forfeits."  [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.
Musterv. i. 
     To be gathered together for parade, inspection, exercise, or the like; to come together as parts of a force or body; as, his supporters mustered in force.  Byron.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Muster, v. & n.
--v.
1 tr. collect (orig. soldiers) for inspection, to check numbers, etc.
2 tr. & intr. collect, gather together.
3 tr. Austral. round up (livestock).
--n.
1 the assembly of persons for inspection.
2 an assembly, a collection.
3 Austral. a rounding up of livestock.
4 Austral. sl. attendance (at a meeting, etc.) (had a good muster).

Idiom
muster-book a book for registering military personnel. muster in US enrol (recruits). muster out US discharge (soldiers etc.). muster-roll an official list of officers and men in a regiment or ship's company. muster up collect or summon (courage, strength, etc.). pass muster be accepted as adequate.
Derivative
musterer n. (in sense 3 of n. & v.).
Etymology
ME f. OF mo(u)stre ult. f. L monstrare show

THESAURUS

Muster

accumulate, agenda, agglomerate, aggregate, aggregation, aggroup, amass, assemblage, assemble, assembly, batch, beadroll, beat the drums, bid come, bring together, bugle call, bulk, bunch, bunch together, bunch up, cadastre, calendar, call, call away, call back, call for, call forth, call in, call out, call to arms, call together, call up, call-up, canvass, catchword, census, census report, checklist, checkroll, cite, clarion, clarion call, clot, clump, cluster, collect, collection, colligate, colligation, collocate, collocation, combination, combine, come together, commandeer, company, compare, comparison, compile, compulsory military service, concourse, concurrence, confluence, conflux, congeries, conglomerate, congregate, congregation, congress, conjure, conjure up, conscript, conscription, convene, convention, converge, convergence, convocation, convoke, copulate, corral, corralling, couple, crowd, cumulate, data-gathering, date, demand, detach, detach for service, dig up, docket, draft, draft call, drafting, dramatis personae, draw together, dredge up, drive together, enlist, enlistment, enroll, enrollment, evoke, exhortation, flock together, flow together, forgather, fuse, gang around, gang up, gather, gather around, gather in, gather together, gathering, get in, get together, go for broke, group, gung ho, head count, herd together, hive, honor roll, horde, huddle, impress, impressment, indent, induct, induction, ingathering, inventory, invoke, join, join up, junction, jury list, jury panel, juxtapose, juxtaposition, league, levy, lineup, link, list, lump together, make the grade, make up, marshal, mass, match, measure up, meet, meeting, merge, mill, mobilization, mobilize, muster in, muster roll, muster up, nose count, order of business, order up, page, pair, partner, pass muster, poll, preconize, press, program, property roll, put together, questionnaire, raise, rake up, rally, rally around, rallying cry, rebel yell, recall, recruit, recruiting, recruitment, rendezvous, requisition, returns, rodeo, roll, roll call, roster, rota, round up, roundup, scrape together, scroll, seethe, selective service, send after, send for, serve, sign, sign on, sign up, slogan, stream, subpoena, summon, summon forth, summon up, summons, surge, survey, swarm, take up, tax roll, throng, trumpet call, turnout, unite, war cry, war whoop, watchword, whip in

ROGET THESAURUS

Muster

Assemblage

N assemblage, collection, collocation, colligation, compilation, levy, gathering, ingathering, muster, attroupement, team, concourse, conflux, congregation, contesseration, convergence, meeting, levee, reunion, drawing room, at home, conversazione, assembly, congress, convention, conventicle, gemote, conclave, posse, posse comitatus, Noah's ark, miscellany, collectanea, museum, menagerie, museology, crowd, throng, group, flood, rush, deluge, rabble, mob, press, crush, cohue, horde, body, tribe, crew, gang, knot, squad, band, party, swarm, shoal, school, covey, flock, herd, drove, atajo, bunch, drive, force, mulada, remuda, roundup, array, bevy, galaxy, corps, company, troop, troupe, task force, army, regiment, host, populousness, clan, brotherhood, fraternity, sorority, association, volley, shower, storm, cloud, group, cluster, Pleiades, clump, pencil, set, batch, lot, pack, budget, assortment, bunch, parcel, packet, package, bundle, fascine, fasces, bale, seron, seroon, fagot, wisp, truss, tuft, shock, rick, fardel, stack, sheaf, haycock, fascicle, fascicule, fasciculus, gavel, hattock, stook, accumulation, congeries, heap, lump, pile, rouleau, tissue, mass, pyramid, bing, drift, snowball, snowdrift, acervation, cumulation, glomeration, agglomeration, conglobation, conglomeration, conglomerate, coacervate, coacervation, coagmentation, aggregation, concentration, congestion, omnium gaterum, spicilegium, black hole of Calcutta, quantity, collector, gatherer, whip, whipper in, assembled, closely packed, dense, serried, crowded to suffocation, teeming, swarming, populous, as thick as hops, all of a heap, fasciculated cumulative, the plot thickens, acervatim, tibi seris tibi metis.

VB assemble, collect, muster, meet, unite, join, rejoin, cluster, flock, swarm, surge, stream, herd, crowd, throng, associate, congregate, conglomerate, concentrate, precipitate, center round, rendezvous, resort, come together, flock get together, pig together, forgather, huddle, reassemble, assemble, muster, bring together, get together, put together, draw together, scrape together, lump together, collect, collocate, colligate, get, whip in, gather, hold a meeting, convene, convoke, convocate, rake up, dredge, heap, mass, pile, pack, put up, truss, cram, acervate, agglomerate, aggregate, compile, group, aggroup, concentrate, unite, collect into a focus, bring into a focus, amass, accumulate, collect in a dragnet, heap Ossa upon Pelion, assemble, collect, muster, meet, unite, join, rejoin, cluster, flock, swarm, surge, stream, herd, crowd, throng, associate, congregate, conglomerate, concentrate, precipitate, center round, rendezvous, resort, come together, flock get together, pig together, forgather, huddle, reassemble, assemble, muster, bring together, get together, put together, draw together, scrape together, lump together, collect, collocate, colligate, get, whip in, gather, hold a meeting, convene, convoke, convocate, rake up, dredge, heap, mass, pile, pack, put up, truss, cram, acervate, agglomerate, aggregate, compile, group, aggroup, concentrate, unite, collect into a focus, bring into a focus, amass, accumulate, collect in a dragnet, heap Ossa upon Pelion.

Numeration

N numeration, numbering, pagination, tale, recension, enumeration, summation, reckoning, computation, supputation, calculation, calculus, algorithm, algorism, rhabdology, dactylonomy, measurement, statistics, arithmetic, analysis, algebra, geometry, analytical geometry, fluxions, differential calculus, integral calculus, infinitesimal calculus, calculus of differences, dead reckoning, muster, poll, census, capitation, roll call, recapitulation, account, notation, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, rule of three, practice, equations, extraction of roots, reduction, involution, evolution, estimation, approximation, interpolation, differentiation, integration, abacus, logometer, slide rule, slipstick, tallies, Napier's bones, calculating machine, difference engine, suan- pan, adding machine, cash register, electronic calculator, calculator, computer, arithmetician, calculator, abacist, algebraist, mathematician, statistician, geometer, programmer, accountant, auditor, numeral, numerical, arithmetical, analytic, algebraic, statistical, numerable, computable, calculable, commensurable, commensurate, incommensurable, incommensurate, innumerable, unfathomable, infinite, quantitatively, arithmetically, measurably, in numbers.

VB number, count, tally, tell, call over, run over, take an account of, enumerate, muster, poll, recite, recapitulate, sum, sum up, cast up, tell off, score, cipher, compute, calculate, suppute, add, subtract, multiply, divide, extract roots, algebraize, check, prove, demonstrate, balance, audit, overhaul, take stock, affix numbers to, page, amount to, add up to, come to.


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