What does muster mean?

Definitions for muster
ˈmʌs tərmuster

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word muster.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. muster(noun)

    a gathering of military personnel for duty

    "he was thrown in the brig for missing muster"

  2. conscription, muster, draft, selective service(verb)

    compulsory military service

  3. muster, rally, summon, come up, muster up(verb)

    gather or bring together

    "muster the courage to do something"; "she rallied her intellect"; "Summon all your courage"

  4. muster(verb)

    call to duty, military service, jury duty, etc.


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  3. muster(Verb)

    To show, exhibit.

  4. muster(Verb)

    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.

  5. muster(Verb)

    To collect, call or assemble together, such as troops or a group for inspection, orders, display etc.

  6. muster(Verb)

    To summon together; to get together, to gather.

    I mustered up all my remaining willpower.

  7. muster(Verb)

    To enroll (into service).

  8. Origin: The verb comes from monstrer, mustrer etc. and mostrer, moustrer (whence the noun monstre, which gave the English noun), from monstrare, from monere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Muster(verb)

    something shown for imitation; a pattern

  2. Muster(verb)

    a show; a display

  3. Muster(verb)

    an assembling or review of troops, as for parade, verification of numbers, inspection, exercise, or introduction into service

  4. Muster(verb)

    the sum total of an army when assembled for review and inspection; the whole number of effective men in an army

  5. Muster(verb)

    any assemblage or display; a gathering

  6. Muster(verb)

    to collect and display; to assemble, as troops for parade, inspection, exercise, or the like

  7. Muster(verb)

    hence: To summon together; to enroll in service; to get together

  8. Muster(verb)

    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

  9. Origin: [OE. mustren, prop., to show, OF. mostrer, mustrer, moustrer, monstrer, F. montrer, fr. L. monstrare to show. See Monster.]


  1. Muster

    Aggie Muster is a time-honored tradition at Texas A&M University which celebrates the camaraderie of the school while remembering the lives of Aggies who have died, specifically those in the past year. Muster officially began on April 21, 1922 as a day for remembrance of fellow Aggies. Muster ceremonies today take place in approximately 320 locations globally. The largest muster ceremony occurs in Reed Arena, on the Texas A&M campus. The "Roll Call for the Absent" commemorates Aggies, former and current students, who died that year. Aggies light candles, and friends and families of Aggies who died that year answer “here” when the name of their loved one is “called”. Campus muster also serves as a 50th year class reunion for the corresponding graduating class. Some non-campus muster ceremonies do not include the pageantry of the campus ceremony, and might consist simply of a barbecue.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Muster

    mus′tėr, v.t. to assemble, as troops for duty or inspection: to gather, summon (with up).—v.i. to be gathered together, as troops.—n. an assembling of troops: a register of troops mustered: assemblage: collected show.—ns. Mus′ter-book (Shak.), a book in which military forces are registered; Mus′ter-file (Shak.), a muster-roll; Mus′ter-mas′ter, the master of the muster, or who takes an account of troops, their arms, &c.; Mus′ter-roll, a register of the officers and men in each company, troop, or regiment present at the time of muster.—Pass muster, to pass inspection uncensured. [O. Fr. mostre, monstre—L. monstrummonēre, to warn.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. muster

    A review of troops under arms, fully equipped, in order to take an account of their numbers, inspect their arms and accoutrements, and examine their condition. In the U. S. service troops are mustered bi-monthly. During the civil war, the mustering in and mustering out of troops (into or out of the U. S. service) were performed by staff-officers, called commissaries of musters.

Anagrams for muster »

  1. muters, stumer

  2. Muters

  3. Stumer

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of muster in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of muster in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of muster in a Sentence

  1. David Weinberg:

    The U.S. wants to see Saudis muster military power under the U.S. umbrella of what they are doing.

  2. German Chancellor Angela Merkel:

    I'm still convinced: where there's a will, there's a way, if those in charge in Greece can muster the will, an agreement ... is still possible.

  3. Harminder Sahni:

    Where brick and mortar grocery in India fails to muster scale, online can do it very, very quickly just by the sheer opportunity of reaching a number of people with much less investment.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    When the people say 'NO' and probability to win seem extremely 'LOW', that's the right time for one to muster courage to lift himself up to 'GO' and 'SHOW' his real life’s FLOW and GLOW.”

  5. Og Mandino:

    Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster. Your life will never be the same again.

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  • sebrat, shromáždit, svolat, nástupCzech
  • aufbringenGerman
  • reuniónSpanish
  • kutsua, koolle, palvelus, malli, näytös, muoto, kokoontua, kokoon, erotus, koota, parvi, joukkoFinnish
  • modèleFrench
  • adunata, rivista, radunare, assemblea, arruolare, esibire, ingaggiare, adunare, adunanza, raduno, mostra, assumere, convocareItalian
  • לְקַבֵּץHebrew
  • whakatakaMāori
  • zebrać, stadko, zgromadzenie, przegląd, zwołać, spęd, zbierać, zwoływać, wzór, pokazPolish
  • reunirPortuguese
  • смотр, осмотр, сборы, показ, поверка, сбор, сгонRussian
  • uppbådaSwedish
  • toplamakTurkish
  • tập họpVietnamese
  • 鼓起Chinese

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