Adjective "accoutred" definition and examples

(Accoutred may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/əˈkuːtə/

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Definitions and examples

verb

Clothe or equip in something noticeable or impressive.
  1. 'Scott's romances serve what we might call the Burkean end of making the nation lovely: they do not challenge the national institutions but rather accouter them in the generic clothing of romance.'
  2. 'Thus accoutred, it is all right to parade naked of ideas or principle.'
  3. 'He, Grey, O'Hara, Harris and O'Hara's work friends (who had there and then agreed to join the Party) were in Unsuri's lavishly accoutred inner-city apartment.'
  4. 'By accoutering herself in what others find extravagant and fantastical, Cavendish simultaneously veils and displays a multi-faceted identity to the collective gaze of the public.'
  5. 'The men are fully accoutred in authentic late 17th century military dress, with hand weapons, Regimental Colours, drummers and a living history camp outfit.'
  6. 'He, thus accoutered, is led from door to door by two attendants who likewise assist in holding up his arms by grasping the staves.'
  7. '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.'

More definitions

1. accouter. accouter [uh-koo-ter] /əˈku tər/ Spell Syllables verb (used with object)

1. to equip or outfit, especially with military clothes, equipment, etc.

More examples(as adjective)

"knights can be accoutred."

Origin

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