Verb accouter Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


accouter (third-person singular simple present accouters, present participle accoutering, simple past and past participle accoutered)

  1. (transitive) To furnish with dress or equipments, especially those for military service; to equip; to attire; to array.

More definition: equip or outfit, especially with military clothes, equipment, etc.
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.

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