from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To call (troops) together, as for inspection.
- intransitive verb To cause to come together; gather.
- intransitive verb To bring into existence or readiness; summon up: synonym: call.
- intransitive verb To assemble or gather.
- noun A gathering, especially of troops, for service, inspection, review, or roll call.
- noun The persons assembled for such a gathering.
- noun A muster roll.
- noun A gathering or collection.
- noun A flock of peacocks.
- idiom (pass muster) To be judged as acceptable.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A show; a review; an exhibition; in modern use, an exhibition in array; array.
- noun A pattern; a sample.
- noun A gathering of persons, as of troops for review or inspection, or in demonstration of strength; an assembling in force or in array; an array; an assemblage.
- noun A register or roll of troops mustered; also, the troops enrolled.
- noun In hunting, a company or flock of peacocks.
- . To show; point; exhibit.
- To bring together into a group or body for inspection, especially with a view to employing in or discharging from military service; in general, to collect, assemble, or array.
- Synonyms To call together, get together, gather, convene, congregate.
- To show; appear.
- To assemble; meet in one place, as soldiers; in general, to collect.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- intransitive verb To be gathered together for parade, inspection, exercise, or the like; to come together as parts of a force or body.
- transitive verb To collect and display; to assemble, as troops for parade, inspection, exercise, or the like.
- transitive verb Hence: To summon together; to enroll in service; to get together.
- transitive verb (Mil.) to inspect and enter troops on the muster roll of the army.
- transitive verb (Mil.) to register them for final payment and discharge.
- transitive verb to gather up; to succeed in obtaining; to obtain with some effort or difficulty.
- noun obsolete Something shown for imitation; a pattern.
- noun obsolete A show; a display.
- noun An assembling or review of troops, as for parade, verification of numbers, inspection, exercise, or introduction into service.
- noun The sum total of an army when assembled for review and inspection; the whole number of effective men in an army.
- noun Any assemblage or display; a gathering.
- noun a book in which military forces are registered.
- noun a muster roll.
- noun (Mil.), [Eng.] one who takes an account of troops, and of their equipment; a mustering officer; an inspector.
- noun (Mil.) a list or register of all the men in a company, troop, or regiment, present or accounted for on the day of muster.
- noun to pass through a muster or inspection without censure.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun Gathering.
- noun Showing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a gathering of military personnel for duty
- noun compulsory military service
- verb call to duty, military service, jury duty, etc.
- verb gather or bring together
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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But failed to make much of an impression and the best I can muster is half-hearted respect.
Even now the best the Repubs can muster is to worry about the Metric system.
The best Gregory can muster is "How has al Qaeda evolved," and Brennan can give a very comfortable, pat answer about us keeping up with their adaptations, yadda yadda blah.
Now all McCain can muster is some snarky, empty drivel comparing Obama to Moses.
Now all I can muster is a sulky “my cups otherfloweth” when I survey the ill fit before my husband.
Developers can scream "immersion" all they want, but all I can muster is a "meh."
The only explanation I can muster is that the Sonics intend to build a young and exciting team that will sell lots of tickets, but still lose 60 games next year.
At the moment, all I can muster is "what a bizarre and fascinating text!"
The best you could muster is weeklong heatwave over middle America.
These words have occasionally been known to strike more fear in comic book fans than Batman himself can muster from a 2 bit thug with a zip gun and a gimpy leg.