- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: No
MUST, verb intransitive
1. To be obliged; to be necessitated. It expresses both physical and moral necessity. A man must eat for nourishment, and he must sleep for refreshment. We must submit to the laws or be exposed to punishment. A bill in a legislative body must have three readings before it can pass to be enacted.
2. It expresses moral fitness or propriety, as necessary or essential to the character or end proposed. 'Deacons must be grave, ' 'a bishop must have a good report of them that are without.' 1 Timothy 3:2.
MUST, noun [Latin mustum; Heb. to ferment.]
New wine; wine pressed from the grape but not fermented.
MUST, verb transitive To make moldy and sour.
MUST, verb intransitive To grow moldy and sour; to contract a fetid smell.
MUS'TAC, noun A small tufted monkey.
MUSTA'CHES, noun [Gr. the upper lip, and the hair growing on it.] Long hair on the upper lip.
A plant of the genus sinapis, a pod-bearing, shrub-like plant, growing wild, and also cultivated in gardens. The little round seeds were an emblem of any small insignificant object. It is not mentioned in the Old Testament; and in each of the three instances of its occurrence in the New Testament (Matthew 13:31, 32; Mark 4:31, 32; Luke 13:18, 19) it is spoken of only with reference to the smallness of its seed. The common mustard of Palestine is the Sinapis nigra. This garden herb sometimes grows to a considerable height, so as to be spoken of as "a tree" as compared with garden herbs.
is mentioned in (Matthew 13:31; 17:20; Mark 4:31; Luke 13:19; 17:6) It is generally agreed that the mustard tree of Scripture is the black mustard (Sinapis nigru). The objection commonly made against any sinapis being the plant of the parable is that the reed grew into "a tree," in which the fowls of the air are said to come and lodge. As to this objection, it is urged with great truth that the expression is figurative and Oriental, and that in a proverbial simile no literal accuracy is to be expected. It is an error, for which the language of Scripture is not accountable, to assert that the passage implies that birds "built their nests" in the tree: the Greek word has no such meaning; the word merely means "to settle or rest upon" anything for a longer or shorter time; nor is there any occasion to suppose that the expression "fowls of the air" denotes any other than the smaller insessorial kinds
linnets, finches, etc. Hiller's explanation is probably the correct one,
that the birds came and settled on the mustard-plant for the sake of the seed, of which they are very fond. Dr. Thomson also says he has seen the wild mustard on the rich plain of Akkar as tall as the horse and the rider. If, then, the wild plant on the rich plain of Akkar grows as high as a man on horseback, it might attain to the same or a greater height when in a cultivated garden. The expression "which is indeed-the least of all seeds" is in all probability hyperbolical, to denote a very small seed indeed, as there are many seeds which are smaller than mustard. The Lord in his popular teaching," says Trench ("Notes on Parables", 108), "adhered to the popular language;" and the mustard-seed was used proverbially to denote anything very minute; or may mean that it was the smallest of all garden seeds, which it is in truth.
MUS'TARD, noun A plant of the genus Sinapis, and its seed, which has a pungent taste and is a powerful stimulant. It is used externally in cataplasms, and internally as a diuretic and stimulant.
MUS'TELINE, adjective [Latin mustelinus, from mustela, a weasel.]
Pertaining to the weasel or animals of the genus Mustela; as a musteline color; the musteline genus.
MUS'TER, verb transitive [Latin monstro, to show.] Properly, to collect troops for review, parade and exercise; but in general, to collect or assemble troops, persons or things. The officers muster their soldiers regularly; they muster all their forces. The philosopher musters all the wise sayings of the ancients.
MUS'TER, verb intransitive To assemble; to meet in one place.
MUS'TER, noun [Latin monstrum, a show or prodigy.]
1. An assembling of troops for review, or a review of troops under arms.
2. A register or roll of troops mustered.
Ye publish the musters of your own bands.
3. A collection, or the act of collecting.
To pass muster to be approved or allowed.
MUS'TER-BOOK, noun A book in which forces are registered.
MUS'TER-M'ASTER, noun One who takes an account of troops, and of their arms and other military apparatus. The chief officer of this kind is called muster-master-general.
MUS'TER-ROLL, noun A roll or register of the troops in each company, troop or regiment.
MUS'TILY, adverb [from musty.] Moldily; sourly.
MUS'TINESS, noun The quality of being musty or sour; moldiness; damp foulness.
MUS'TY, adjective [from must.] Moldy; sour; foul and fetid; as a musty cask; musty corn or straw; musty books.
1. State; spoiled by age.
The proverb is somewhat musty
2. Having an ill flavor; as musty wine.
3. Dull; heavy; spiritless.
That he may not grow musty and unfit for conversation.