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Pronunciation: (mus'tur), [key]
v.t.
1. to assemble (troops, a ship's crew, etc.), as for battle, display, inspection, orders, or discharge.
2. to gather, summon, rouse (often fol. by up): He mustered all his courage.

v.i.
1. to assemble for inspection, service, etc., as troops or forces.
2. to come together; collect; assemble; gather.
3. muster in, to enlist into service in the armed forces.
4. muster out, to discharge from service in the armed forces: He will be mustered out of the army in only two more months.

n.
1. an assembling of troops or persons for formal inspection or other purposes.
2. an assemblage or collection.
3. the act of mustering.
4. Also called mus'ter roll". (formerly) a list of the persons enrolled in a military or naval unit.
5. pass muster,
a. to pass a cursory inspection.
b. to measure up to a certain standard; be adequate: Your grades don't pass muster.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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