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Princeton's WordNet

  1. accouter, accoutreverb

    provide with military equipment


  1. accoutreverb

    To furnish with dress, or equipment, especially those for military service; to equip; to attire; to array.

  2. Etymology: * First attested in the 1590's.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To ACCOUTREverb

    To dress, to equip.

    Etymology: accoûter, Fr.

    Is it for this they study? to grow pale,
    And miss the pleasures of a glorious meal?
    For this, in rags accoutred are they seen,
    And made the may-game of the public spleen? John Dryden, Persius.


  1. accoutre

    Accoutre is a verb that means to provide someone or something with clothing or equipment, particularly for military purposes. It can also refer to the process of outfitting or equipping someone or something for a specific purpose or task. It is often used in the context of preparing or equipping a person, group, or organization with the necessary materials, tools, or items they need to function or perform their role.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accoutreverb

    to furnish with dress, or equipments, esp. those for military service; to equip; to attire; to array

  2. Etymology: [F. accouter, OF. accoutrer, accoustrer; (L. ad) + perh. LL. custor, for custos guardian, sacristan (cf. Custody), or perh. akin to E. guilt.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Accoutre

    ak-kōō′tėr, v.t. to dress or equip (esp. a warrior):—pr.p. accou′tring; pa.p. accou′tred.—n.pl. Accou′trements, dress: military equipments—(Spens.) Accou′strements. [Fr. accoutrer, earlier accoustrer—of doubtful origin, prob. conn. with O. Fr. coustre, coutre, a sacristan who had charge of sacred vestments—Low L. custor—L. custos, a keeper.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. accoutre

    To furnish with accoutrements.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of accoutre in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of accoutre in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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