noun, U.S. History.
the annual day for enrollment in the militia of all able men aged 18 to 45, according to a law established in 1792 and in effect until after the Civil War.
[muhs-ter] /ˈmʌs tər/ verb (used with object) 1. to assemble (troops, a ship’s crew, etc.), as for battle, display, inspection, orders, or discharge. 2. to gather, summon, rouse (often followed by up): He mustered all his courage. verb (used without object) 3. to assemble for inspection, service, etc., as troops or forces. 4. to come […]
[muhst] /mʌst/ noun 1. a state or condition of violent, destructive frenzy occurring with the rutting season in male elephants, accompanied by the exudation of an oily substance from glands between the eyes and mouth. /mʌst/ noun 1. (often preceded by in) a state of frenzied sexual excitement in the males of certain large mammals, […]
noun 1. an essential possession: the mobile phone is now a must-have for children adjective 2. essential: a must-have fashion accessory adjective, noun needed or truly desirable; essential; also, something that is considered essential or truly desirable Examples DVD players are the must-have purchase of the Christmas season.
[muhs-tee] /ˈmʌs ti/ adjective, mustier, mustiest. 1. having an odor or flavor suggestive of mold, as old buildings, long-closed rooms, or stale food. 2. obsolete; outdated; antiquated: musty laws. 3. dull; apathetic. /ˈmʌstɪ/ adjective -tier, -tiest 1. smelling or tasting old, stale, or mouldy 2. old-fashioned, dull, or hackneyed: musty ideas adj. 1520s, perhaps a […]