What does array mean?

Definitions for array
əˈreɪar·ray

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. array(noun)

    an arrangement of aerials spaced to give desired directional characteristics

  2. array, raiment, regalia(noun)

    especially fine or decorative clothing

  3. array(noun)

    an impressive display

    "it was a bewildering array of books"; "his tools were in an orderly array on the basement wall"

  4. array(noun)

    an orderly arrangement

    "an array of troops in battle order"

  5. align, array(verb)

    align oneself with a group or a way of thinking

  6. range, array, lay out, set out(verb)

    lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line

    "lay out the clothes"; "lay out the arguments"

Wiktionary

  1. array(Noun)

    Clothing and ornamentation.

    Etymology: From arrayen, from arayer (compare arayer, areer), from arredo, from *, of origin, from * or 0332033003420330033903330343, from raidaz, from reidʰ-. Cognate with gireiti, rede, geræde. More at ready.

  2. array(Noun)

    A collection laid out to be viewed in full.

    Etymology: From arrayen, from arayer (compare arayer, areer), from arredo, from *, of origin, from * or 0332033003420330033903330343, from raidaz, from reidʰ-. Cognate with gireiti, rede, geræde. More at ready.

  3. array(Noun)

    An orderly series, arrangement or sequence.

    Etymology: From arrayen, from arayer (compare arayer, areer), from arredo, from *, of origin, from * or 0332033003420330033903330343, from raidaz, from reidʰ-. Cognate with gireiti, rede, geræde. More at ready.

  4. array(Noun)

    A large collection.

    We offer a dazzling array of choices.

    Etymology: From arrayen, from arayer (compare arayer, areer), from arredo, from *, of origin, from * or 0332033003420330033903330343, from raidaz, from reidʰ-. Cognate with gireiti, rede, geræde. More at ready.

  5. array(Noun)

    A vector.

    Etymology: From arrayen, from arayer (compare arayer, areer), from arredo, from *, of origin, from * or 0332033003420330033903330343, from raidaz, from reidʰ-. Cognate with gireiti, rede, geræde. More at ready.

  6. array(Noun)

    A multidimensional array.

    Etymology: From arrayen, from arayer (compare arayer, areer), from arredo, from *, of origin, from * or 0332033003420330033903330343, from raidaz, from reidʰ-. Cognate with gireiti, rede, geræde. More at ready.

  7. array(Noun)

    An associative array.

    Etymology: From arrayen, from arayer (compare arayer, areer), from arredo, from *, of origin, from * or 0332033003420330033903330343, from raidaz, from reidʰ-. Cognate with gireiti, rede, geræde. More at ready.

  8. array(Verb)

    To clothe and ornament; to adorn or attire

    He was arrayed in his finest robes and jewels.

    Etymology: From arrayen, from arayer (compare arayer, areer), from arredo, from *, of origin, from * or 0332033003420330033903330343, from raidaz, from reidʰ-. Cognate with gireiti, rede, geræde. More at ready.

  9. array(Verb)

    To lay out in an orderly arrangement; to deploy or marshal

    Etymology: From arrayen, from arayer (compare arayer, areer), from arredo, from *, of origin, from * or 0332033003420330033903330343, from raidaz, from reidʰ-. Cognate with gireiti, rede, geræde. More at ready.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Array(noun)

    order; a regular and imposing arrangement; disposition in regular lines; hence, order of battle; as, drawn up in battle array

    Etymology: [OE. arai, arrai, OF. arrai, arrei, arroi, order, arrangement, dress, F. arroi; a (L. ad) + OF. rai, rei, roi, order, arrangement, fr. G. or Scand.; cf. Goth. raidjan, garaidjan, to arrange, MHG. gereiten, Icel. reii rigging, harness; akin to E. ready. Cf. Ready, Greith, Curry.]

  2. Array(noun)

    the whole body of persons thus placed in order; an orderly collection; hence, a body of soldiers

    Etymology: [OE. arai, arrai, OF. arrai, arrei, arroi, order, arrangement, dress, F. arroi; a (L. ad) + OF. rai, rei, roi, order, arrangement, fr. G. or Scand.; cf. Goth. raidjan, garaidjan, to arrange, MHG. gereiten, Icel. reii rigging, harness; akin to E. ready. Cf. Ready, Greith, Curry.]

  3. Array(noun)

    an imposing series of things

    Etymology: [OE. arai, arrai, OF. arrai, arrei, arroi, order, arrangement, dress, F. arroi; a (L. ad) + OF. rai, rei, roi, order, arrangement, fr. G. or Scand.; cf. Goth. raidjan, garaidjan, to arrange, MHG. gereiten, Icel. reii rigging, harness; akin to E. ready. Cf. Ready, Greith, Curry.]

  4. Array(noun)

    dress; garments disposed in order upon the person; rich or beautiful apparel

    Etymology: [OE. arai, arrai, OF. arrai, arrei, arroi, order, arrangement, dress, F. arroi; a (L. ad) + OF. rai, rei, roi, order, arrangement, fr. G. or Scand.; cf. Goth. raidjan, garaidjan, to arrange, MHG. gereiten, Icel. reii rigging, harness; akin to E. ready. Cf. Ready, Greith, Curry.]

  5. Array(noun)

    a ranking or setting forth in order, by the proper officer, of a jury as impaneled in a cause

    Etymology: [OE. arai, arrai, OF. arrai, arrei, arroi, order, arrangement, dress, F. arroi; a (L. ad) + OF. rai, rei, roi, order, arrangement, fr. G. or Scand.; cf. Goth. raidjan, garaidjan, to arrange, MHG. gereiten, Icel. reii rigging, harness; akin to E. ready. Cf. Ready, Greith, Curry.]

  6. Array(noun)

    the panel itself

    Etymology: [OE. arai, arrai, OF. arrai, arrei, arroi, order, arrangement, dress, F. arroi; a (L. ad) + OF. rai, rei, roi, order, arrangement, fr. G. or Scand.; cf. Goth. raidjan, garaidjan, to arrange, MHG. gereiten, Icel. reii rigging, harness; akin to E. ready. Cf. Ready, Greith, Curry.]

  7. Array(noun)

    the whole body of jurors summoned to attend the court

    Etymology: [OE. arai, arrai, OF. arrai, arrei, arroi, order, arrangement, dress, F. arroi; a (L. ad) + OF. rai, rei, roi, order, arrangement, fr. G. or Scand.; cf. Goth. raidjan, garaidjan, to arrange, MHG. gereiten, Icel. reii rigging, harness; akin to E. ready. Cf. Ready, Greith, Curry.]

  8. Array(noun)

    to place or dispose in order, as troops for battle; to marshal

    Etymology: [OE. arai, arrai, OF. arrai, arrei, arroi, order, arrangement, dress, F. arroi; a (L. ad) + OF. rai, rei, roi, order, arrangement, fr. G. or Scand.; cf. Goth. raidjan, garaidjan, to arrange, MHG. gereiten, Icel. reii rigging, harness; akin to E. ready. Cf. Ready, Greith, Curry.]

  9. Array(noun)

    to deck or dress; to adorn with dress; to cloth to envelop; -- applied esp. to dress of a splendid kind

    Etymology: [OE. arai, arrai, OF. arrai, arrei, arroi, order, arrangement, dress, F. arroi; a (L. ad) + OF. rai, rei, roi, order, arrangement, fr. G. or Scand.; cf. Goth. raidjan, garaidjan, to arrange, MHG. gereiten, Icel. reii rigging, harness; akin to E. ready. Cf. Ready, Greith, Curry.]

  10. Array(noun)

    to set in order, as a jury, for the trial of a cause; that is, to call them man by man

    Etymology: [OE. arai, arrai, OF. arrai, arrei, arroi, order, arrangement, dress, F. arroi; a (L. ad) + OF. rai, rei, roi, order, arrangement, fr. G. or Scand.; cf. Goth. raidjan, garaidjan, to arrange, MHG. gereiten, Icel. reii rigging, harness; akin to E. ready. Cf. Ready, Greith, Curry.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Array

    ar-rā′, n. order: dress: equipage.—v.t. to put in order: to arrange: to dress, adorn, or equip. [O. Fr. arroi, array, equipage—L. ad, and a Teut. root, found in Eng. Ready, Ger. bereit, A.S. gerǽde, preparation, Dan. rede, order.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. array

    The order of battle.--To array. To equip, dress, or arm for battle.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. array

    Order; disposition in regular lines; hence, a posture for fighting; as, drawn up in battle array.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'array' in Nouns Frequency: #2602

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of array in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of array in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of array in a Sentence

  1. Boileau:

    It is intolerable that a silly fool, with nothing but empty birth to boast of, should in his insolence array himself in the merits of others, and vaunt an honour which does not belong to him.

  2. Denise Fulgencio:

    Are you even Filipino if you don't have these babies at thanksgiving? we normally eat a huge array of food.

  3. Michael Brown:

    This will be a challenge because the alliance's leaders have taken collective defense for granted for many years, because Russia has developed an array of unconventional tactics that will require new and unconventional responses, and because NATO will continue to be involved in training activities in Afghanistan.

  4. Corey Basch:

    We are seeing an influx of advertising aimed at parents for a wide array of products, including food and beverages, toothpaste and vitamins, this is a sad situation when it takes so much energy to sift through false claims and to determine which products are actually healthful ... advertising claims, especially when they are unsubstantiated, can certainly lead parents astray.

  5. Ron Rivera:

    What Mike's done is put the decision making process on Cam, he gives him a whole array of plays that once he gets to the line of scrimmage he can pull from.

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