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Dictionary Definition



1 a gathering of military personnel for duty; "he was thrown in the brig for missing muster"
2 compulsory military service [syn: conscription, draft, selective service]


1 gather or bring together; "muster the courage to do something"; "she rallied her intellect"; "Summon all your courage" [syn: rally, summon, come up, muster up]
2 call to duty, military service, jury duty, etc.

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. Something shown for imitation; a pattern.
  2. A show; a display.
  3. An assembling or review of troops, as for parade, verification of numbers, inspection, exercise, or introduction into service.
  4. The sum total of an army when assembled for review and inspection; the whole number of effective men in an army.
  5. Any assemblage or display; a gathering.
  6. A collection of peafowl (an invented term rather than one used by zoologists).
  7. A roundup of livestock for branding, drenching, shearing etc.
  8. The act of mustering.

Derived terms


something shown for imitation
a show; a display
an assembling or review of troops
the sum total of an army
any assemblage or display
a collection of peafowl
a roundup of cattle


  1. To collect and display; to assemble.
  2. To summon together; to enroll in service; to get together.
  3. To be gathered together for parade, inspection, exercise, or the like; to come together as parts of a force or body.


  • Hebrew: לאסוף, לרכז, לאזור, להתאסף
  • Polish: zwoływać


Extensive Definition

Muster may refer to:
People with the surname Muster:
  • Brad Muster (born 1965), former American football fullback
  • Thomas Muster (born 1967), former World Number 1 tennis player

See also

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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