accoutre

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v accoutre provide with military equipment
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Accoutre To furnish with dress, or equipments, esp. those for military service; to equip; to attire; to array. "Both accoutered like young men.""For this, in rags accoutered are they seen.""Accoutered with his burden and his staff."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • accoutre To dress, equip, or furnish; specifically, array in a military dress; put on or furnish with accoutrements.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Accoutre ak-kōō′tėr to dress or equip (esp. a warrior)
    • pr.p Accoutre accou′tring; pa.p. accou′tred
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. accouter, OF. accoutrer, accoustrer,; à,L. ad,) + perh. LL. custor, for custos, guardian, sacristan (cf. Custody), or perh. akin to E. guilt,

Usage

In literature:

They have repulsed us for two long months; their arms are wretched, and their accoutrements utterly worthless.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No. 6, December 1864" by Various
Two unfortunate marines, however, encumbered with their accoutrements, had remained under her.
"Owen Hartley; or, Ups and Downs" by William H. G. Kingston
Lands and houses could be had for a quarter of their value, while arms and accoutrements of war rose in the same proportion.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
The Spanish cavalrymen rode along merrily, their accoutrements jingling.
"A Prisoner of Morro" by Upton Sinclair
Those among the citizens entitled to bear arms were quickly accoutred and dashed out to mingle with the throng.
"The Royal Pawn of Venice" by Mrs. Lawrence Turnbull
They had not discarded their accoutrements and each man had his sword by his side.
""Unto Caesar"" by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
Milton was supplied with a uniform and accoutrements from a wagon by the quartermaster-sergeant.
"A Lieutenant at Eighteen" by Oliver Optic
Thus accoutred, I sallied forth.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Lord Minto and his aides were elegantly decked in their accoutrements and elicited much cheering.
"Travels in the Far East" by Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
One brings into the Place de la Bourse two large hampers, full of muskets and accoutrements.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 347, September, 1844" by Various
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In poetry:

Thy Torah has his worship,
He runs, to taste its charms,
Before Thee like a warrior,
Accoutred in his arms.
"For A Marriage" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
She booked all the orders and tin,
Accoutred in showy fal-lal,
At a two-fifty Restaurant, in
The glittering Palais Royal.
"Lorenzo De Lardy" by William Schwenck Gilbert
At length arrived the wedding day;
Accoutred in the usual way
Appeared the bridal body;
The worthy clergyman began,
When in the gallant Captain ran
And cried, "Behold your TODDY!"
"The Sensation Captain" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

A doctor's accoutrements change with the times.
Comfortable enough to supplant a Sealy, this inflatable boasts such accoutrements as adjustable incline and recline settings for both back and legs.
The cool, smoky R&B of Nick Waterhouse has all of its vintage accoutrements perfectly on display, but Waterhouse is no blast from the past.
Fashion insiders are like shopaholics on speed who hoard garb, shoes, bags and accoutrements faster and at higher frequency than the average mall rat.
Bow Ties Are Finding Favor as Day-Wear Accoutrements With a Younger Generation.
The trite routine of Christmas accoutrements trotted out every year – Santa, shopping, carols, trees – can get tiresome.
Sew Images owner Cecilia Franklin is a walking encyclopedia of sewing machine s and their various accoutrements.
Tunics never go out of style, Adam says, however, you can definitely create an office faux pas without the right outfit accoutrements.
New Vail Daily fashion columnist dishes about how to add festive accoutrements to your December wardrobe.
The sit-down with Drake in April's GQ makes the 25-year-old rapper out to be a quick study in the cornier accoutrements of wealth and fame.
Heineken ups their design ante, showing a plethora of newfangled gear crafted from familiar bar accoutrement.
Stock up on body jewelry, fancy panties and bad-ass accoutrements that will showcase your sensational sensibilities.
CHARLES TOWN-Women know a beauty spa offers more than just services that ease a tired back or shape toe nails into sexy, physical accoutrements.
What to do about a boyfriend who's not into a grown woman's erotic accoutrements.
This steel-topped, wooden-legged side table seeks to tidy up our cables, offering a specially designed slot on top for all our digital accoutrements.
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