Noun Accoutering Definition and Examples







Clothe or equip in something noticeable or impressive.
  1. 'Entrées like potato-crusted, spice-rubbed redfish, accoutred with lump crabmeat and sweet tomato marmalade, although tasty, can seem overwrought.'
  2. 'The men are fully accoutred in authentic late 17th century military dress, with hand weapons, Regimental Colours, drummers and a living history camp outfit.'
  3. 'Thus accoutred, it is all right to parade naked of ideas or principle.'
  4. 'The six ads highlight versions of Action Man outfitted for the Arctic, the jungle and accoutred with a blowpipe, a bow and arrow, a Silver Spear vehicle and a skateboard.'
  5. 'Matching up to the standards of their little ones, they were also pleasingly accoutred.'
  6. 'In air-conditioned splendour the exquisitely accoutred Eastern and Oriental Express pulled out of Singapore's main station bound for Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok.'
  7. 'He, thus accoutered, is led from door to door by two attendants who likewise assist in holding up his arms by grasping the staves.'
((p. pr. & vb. n.) of Accoutre)

Mid 16th century: from French accoutrer, from Old French acoustrer, from a- (from Latin ad ‘to, at’) + cousture ‘sewing’.

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