Definition of Muster

1. Noun. A gathering of military personnel for duty. "He was thrown in the brig for missing muster"

2. Verb. Gather or bring together. "Summon all your courage"
Exact synonyms: Come Up, Muster Up, Rally, Summon
Generic synonyms: Collect, Garner, Gather, Pull Together
Derivative terms: Rally

3. Noun. Compulsory military service.
Exact synonyms: Conscription, Draft, Selective Service
Generic synonyms: Militarisation, Militarization, Mobilisation, Mobilization
Specialized synonyms: Levy, Levy En Masse
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Derivative terms: Conscript, Draft

4. Verb. Call to duty, military service, jury duty, etc..
Generic synonyms: Call, Send For

Definition of Muster

1. n. Something shown for imitation; a pattern.

2. v. t. To collect and display; to assemble, as troops for parade, inspection, exercise, or the like.

3. v. 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.

Definition of Muster

1. Noun. Gathering. ¹

2. Noun. Showing. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To show, exhibit. (defdate [15th-17th c.]) ¹

4. Verb. (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. (defdate [from 15th c.]) ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To collect, call or assemble together, such as troops or a group for inspection, orders, display etc. (defdate [from 15th c.]) ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To summon together; to get together, to gather. (defdate [from 16th c.]) ¹

7. Verb. (transitive US) To enroll (into service). (defdate [from 19th c.]) ¹

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Definition of Muster

1. to summon or assemble [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Muster

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muster (current term)
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muster roll
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Literary usage of Muster

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. History of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps: A Complete Record of the by Josiah Rhinehart Sypher (1865)
"... of company A—Roll of company B—Roll of company C— Roll of company D—Roll of company E—muster-out Roll of company F—Roll of company Q—muster-out Roll of ..."

2. Public Papers of George Clinton, First Governor of New York, 1777-1795, 1801 by George Clinton, Hugh Hastings, James Austin Holden, New York (State). Governor (1801-1804 : Clinton), New York (State). State Historian (1901)
"Sir, His Excellency, the Governor, requests you to send a Deputy to muster the militia of this State now in Service, and as it is expected that they will ..."

3. Old Virginia and Her Neighbours by John Fiske (1900)
"Then there was muster a lieutenant commander of militia known as master- master-gcn- ... These four officers — the secretary, surveyor-general, muster ..."

4. Company Administration by William Henry Waldron (1917)
"The preparation of muster rolls on a typewriting machine is authorized provided a ... Corrections on muster rolls, after muster and before they have been ..."

5. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1896)
"muster Roll of Capt Thomas Cartwright's Company of the Regt' of Foot Commanded by Col. Henry Jackson in the Service of the United Dorchester 15th Augt. ..."

6. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography by Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1910)
"The exceptional facilities afforded me in my research among the original muster rolls of the British Provincials show that the " three troops of light ..."

7. The Rough Riders by Theodore Roosevelt (1899)
"APPENDIX A muster-OUT ROLL [Owing to the circumstances of the regiment's service, ... This muster- out roll is very defective in certain points, ..."

8. Cyclopedia of Painters and Paintings edited by John Denison Champlin, Charles Callahan Perkins (1887)
"LAST muster, Hubert Herkomer, Hol- loway Institute, Egham. The last act in the drama of war. A quiet Sunday service in the chapel of the Royal Hospital at ..."

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