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  1. mus·ter
    IPA[ˈməstər]
  2. verb

    • 1. assemble (troops), especially for inspection or in preparation for battle:

      17,000 men had been mustered on Haldon Hill
      Synonym : assemble, bring together, call together, marshal, mobilize, rally, round up, raise, summon, gather, gather together, mass, collect, convene, call up, call to arms, recruit, conscript, draft, convoke, levy
    • 2. (of troops) come together for inspection or preparation:

      the cavalrymen mustered beside the other regiments
    • 3. (of a group of people) gather together:

      reporters mustered outside her house
      Synonym : congregate, assemble, gather together, come together, meet, collect together, convene, mass, cluster together, flock together, rally, foregather
    • 4. collect or assemble (a number or amount):

      he could fail to muster a majority
    • 5. summon up (a particular feeling, attitude, or response):

      he replied with as much dignity as he could muster I finally mustered up the courage to call them
      Synonym : summon up, summon, screw up, gather together, call up, rally

    noun

    • 1. a formal gathering of troops, especially for inspection, display, or exercise:

      he attended the musters, which were called to train all able-bodied men a meeting was held to fix the times and places of muster
    • 2. short for muster roll

    • 3. a group of peacocks:

      the sound was like the cry of a muster of peacocks
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: muster, plural noun: musters

    • v.: verb: muster, 3rd person present: musters, gerund or present participle: mustering, past tense: mustered, past participle: mustered

    • verb

      assemble (troops), especially for inspection or in preparation for battle:

      (of troops) gather for inspection or in preparation for battle:

    • noun

      a formal gathering of troops, especially for inspection, display, or exercise:

      short for muster roll

    • be accepted as adequate or satisfactory
    • noun

      an official list of officers and men in a military unit or ship's company.
    • noun

      an event in which pickup trucks and other utility vehicles are brought together for display and competition:
    • noun

      a rounding up of livestock using a helicopter:
    • noun

      an area of a ship where passengers are directed to assemble in an emergency:
    • noun

      a book in which military personnel were registered.
    • noun

      an official list of officers and men in a military unit or ship's company.
    • noun

      a count of cattle on a station, involving cutting across the tufts at the tail ends as each is counted.
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