to equip or outfit, especially with military clothes, equipment, etc.
A man who appeared thus dressed and accoutered would either be a master or a joke in a community like Medora.
Roosevelt in the Bad Lands H. Hagedorn.
Some of the allied armies were as gaudily, if not so richly, accoutered as their adversary.
A Prince of Anahuac James A. Porter
Pillow’s force was six or eight thousand strong, and the best armed and accoutered of all the western Confederate commands.
History of Morgan’s Cavalry Basil W. Duke
Also they had to be accoutered in their dress uniforms, which were issued about this time.
On Guard Upton Sinclair
It must be the devil himself to recognize me, accoutered as I am.
The Conspirators Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
Their aspect when accoutered for work is given in the frontispiece.
Iron Making in the Olden Times H. G. Nicholls
He was accoutered for the real work of war, not its spectacular effects.
The Struggle for Missouri John McElroy
She had no intention of lingering in camp, she said, accoutered solely with a hand bag!
Diane of the Green Van Leona Dalrymple
Without a moment’s hesitation, accoutered as he was, he plunged in.
Imogen William Godwin
also accoutre, 1590s, from French acoutrer, earlier acostrer (13c.) “arrange, dispose, put on (clothing),” originally “sew up,” from Vulgar Latin accosturare “to sew together, sew up,” from Latin ad- “to” (see ad-) + *consutura “a sewing together,” from Latin consutus, past participle of consuere “to sew together,” from con- (see com-) + suere “to sew” (see suture). Related: Accoutered; accoutred; accoutering; accoutring.
personal clothing, accessories, etc. the equipment, excluding weapons and clothing, of a soldier. Historical Examples This accouterment was formerly completed by a gun to defend the flock against wolves, and a stove for preparing meals. Scientific American Supplement, No. 821, Sep. 26, 1891 Various Any one chancing to observe the boys as they thus set […]
personal clothing, accessories, etc. the equipment, excluding weapons and clothing, of a soldier. Historical Examples Each bore his rifle, and all the other accouterments of war, though the paint was uniformly peaceful. The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper He arranged his own bed in this second room, where the saddles and other accouterments […]
. to equip or outfit, especially with military clothes, equipment, etc. Historical Examples Dietrich then donned his armour and was assisted to accoutre himself by Hildebrand. Hero Tales and Legends of the Rhine Lewis Spence Let us exchange shields, and accoutre ourselves in Grecian suits; whether craft or courage, who will ask of an enemy? […]
. to equip or outfit, especially with military clothes, equipment, etc. Historical Examples It must have been after Ht overcame Ttr that he started his kinsman Parbat to me with tribute and an accoutred horse. The Bbur-nma in English Babur, Emperor of Hindustan For I presume that it is to the wars that ye are […]