Assemblage vs Muster - What's the difference?

assemblage | muster |


As nouns the difference between assemblage and muster

is that assemblage is a collection of things which have been gathered together or assembled while muster is gathering.

As a verb muster is

(obsolete) to show, exhibit.

assemblage

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A collection of things which have been gathered together or assembled.
  • {{quote-Fanny Hill, part= , But scarce was supper well over, before a change so incredible was wrought in me, such violent, yet pleasingly irksome sensations took possession of me that I scarce knew how to contain myself; the smart of the lashes was now converted into such a prickly heat, such fiery tinglings, as made me sigh, squeeze my thighs together, shift and wriggle about my seat, with a furious restlessness; whilst these itching ardours, thus excited in those parts on which the storm of discipline had principally fallen, detached legions of burning, subtile, stimulating spirits, to their opposite spot and centre of assemblage , where their titillation raged so furiously, that I was even stinging mad with them.}} Memoirs of Fanny Hill
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  • *:Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers,. Even such a boat as the Mount Vernon offered a total deck space so cramped as to leave secrecy or privacy well out of the question, even had the motley and democratic assemblage of passengers been disposed to accord either.
  • Derived terms

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    muster

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Gathering.
  • # An assemblage or display; a gathering, collection of people or things.
  • #* 1743 , Joseph Steele & Richard Addison, The Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq. :
  • She seems to hear the Repetition of his Mens Names with Admiration; and waits only to answer him with as false a Muster of Lovers.
  • #* Macaulay
  • Of the temporal grandees of the realm, and of their wives and daughters, the muster was great and splendid.
  • #* 1920 , Commonwealth Bureau of Census and Statistics, Official Year Book of the Commonwealth of Australia , Issue 13,
  • The figures from 1788 to 1825 inclusive, as already mentioned, are based on the musters taken in those years; those for subsequent years are based upon estimates made on the basis of Census results and the annual.
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  • #* 1598 , William Shakespeare, King Henry IV, Part 1 :
  • Come, let vs take a muster speedily: / Doomesday is neere; dye all, dye merrily.
  • #* 1663 , Samuel Pepys, Diary , 4 Jul 1663:
  • And after long being there, I 'light, and walked to the place where the King, Duke &c., did stand to see the horse and foot march by and discharge their guns, to show a French Marquisse (for whom this muster was caused) the goodness of our firemen
  • # The sum total of an army when assembled for review and inspection; the whole number of effective men in an army.
  • #* Wyclif
  • The muster was thirty thousands of men.
  • #* Hooker
  • Ye publish the musters of your own bands, and proclaim them to amount of thousands.
  • # (Australia, New Zealand) A roundup of livestock for inspection, branding, drenching, shearing etc.
  • #* 2006 , John Gilfoyle, Bloody Jackaroos! , Boolarong Press:
  • McGuire took the two of them out to Kidman's Bore on the Sylvester River where about two dozen stockmen from different stations had gathered to tend the muster along the edge of the Simpson Desert.
  • Showing.
  • # (obsolete) Something shown for imitation; a pattern.
  • # (obsolete) An act of showing something; a display.
  • #* 1590 , Sir Philip Sidney, Arcadia , Book III:
  • Thus all things being condignely ordered, will an ill favoured impatiencie he waited, until the next morning he might make a muster of him selfe in the Iland [...].
  • #* 1647 , Beaumont and Fletcher, The Queen of Corinth , Act 2:
  • And when you find your women's favour fail, / 'Tis ten to one you'll know yourself, and seek me, / Upon a better muster of your manners.
  • # A collection of peafowl (an invented term rather than one used by zoologists).
  • Derived terms

    * pass muster * bangtail muster

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To show, exhibit.
  • To be gathered together for parade, inspection, exercise, or the like (especially of a military force); to come together as parts of a force or body.
  • To collect, call or assemble together, such as troops or a group for inspection, orders, display etc.
  • * 12 July 2012 , Sam Adams, AV Club Ice Age: Continental Drift
  • With the help of some low-end boosting, Dinklage musters a decent amount of kid-appropriate menace—although he never does explain his gift for finding chunks of ice shaped like pirate ships—but Romano and Leary mainly sound bored, droning through their lines as if they’re simultaneously texting the contractors building the additions on their houses funded by their fat sequel paychecks.
  • (US) To enroll (into service).
  • Synonyms

    * (l)

    Derived terms

    * muster in * muster out * muster up

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