verb (used with object), ac·cou·tred, ac·cou·tring. Chiefly British.
- accounting machine,
- accounting period,
verb (used with object)
Origin of accouter
Examples from the Web for accoutred
She was the greatest lady in Rome, accoutred with wealth and prestige and incomparable beauty.Roads from Rome|Anne C. E. Allinson
While he accoutred him for the journey, Tressilian drew his own girths tighter, and in a few minutes both were ready to mount.Kenilworth|Sir Walter Scott
Nlbs also came, brought an accoutred horse and did obeisance.The Bbur-nma in English|Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
One day, hearing his aunt's voice, he came in to show himself, accoutred and clanking with chains.Old Kensington|Miss Thackeray
They were the very identical weapons with which the corsair in the picture was accoutred!
Word Origin for accoutre
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.