Definitions for array
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word array.
an orderly arrangement
"an array of troops in battle order"
an impressive display
"it was a bewildering array of books"; "his tools were in an orderly array on the basement wall"
array, raiment, regalianoun
especially fine or decorative clothing
an arrangement of aerials spaced to give desired directional characteristics
range, array, lay out, set outverb
lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line
"lay out the clothes"; "lay out the arguments"
align oneself with a group or a way of thinking
Clothing and ornamentation.
A collection laid out to be viewed in full.
An orderly series, arrangement or sequence.
A large collection.
We offer a dazzling array of choices.
A multidimensional array.
An associative array.
To clothe and ornament; to adorn or attire
He was arrayed in his finest robes and jewels.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: arroy, Fr. arreo, Sp. arredo, Ital. from reye, Teut. order. It was adopted into the middle Latin, mille hominumarraitorum, Knighton.
The earl espying them scattered near the army, sent one to command them to their array. John Hayward.
Wer’t thou sought to deeds,
That might require th’ array of war, thy skill
Of conduct would be such, that all the world
Could not sustain thy prowess. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. iii.
A gen’ral sets his army in array
In vain, unless he fight and win the day. John Denham.
A rich throne, as bright as sunny day,
On which there sat most brave embellished
With royal robes, and gorgeous array,
A maiden queen. Fairy Queen, b. i.
In this remembrance, Emily ere day
Arose, and dress’d herself in rich array;
Fresh as the month, and as the morning fair. John Dryden, Fables.
Etymology: arroyer, old Fr.
Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency, and array thyself with glory and beauty. Job, xl. 10.
Now went forth the morn,
Such as in highest heav’n, array’d in gold
Empyreal. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. vi.
One vest array’d the corps, and one they spread
O’er his clos’d eyes, and wrapp’d around his head. Dryden.
ARRAY, also known as ARRAY Now, is an independent distribution company launched by film maker and former publicist Ava DuVernay in 2011 under the name African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM). In 2015, the company rebranded itself as ARRAY.
An array is a systematic arrangement of similar objects or elements, usually in rows and columns. In computing, an array refers to a data structure that contains a group of elements which are typically of the same type, such as integers or characters, etc. These elements can be individually identified by their index number within the array.
order; a regular and imposing arrangement; disposition in regular lines; hence, order of battle; as, drawn up in battle array
the whole body of persons thus placed in order; an orderly collection; hence, a body of soldiers
an imposing series of things
dress; garments disposed in order upon the person; rich or beautiful apparel
a ranking or setting forth in order, by the proper officer, of a jury as impaneled in a cause
the panel itself
the whole body of jurors summoned to attend the court
to place or dispose in order, as troops for battle; to marshal
to deck or dress; to adorn with dress; to cloth to envelop; -- applied esp. to dress of a splendid kind
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
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
The order of battle.--To array. To equip, dress, or arm for battle.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
Order; disposition in regular lines; hence, a posture for fighting; as, drawn up in battle array.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'array' in Nouns Frequency: #2602
The numerical value of array in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of array in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
The discovery of this novel compound challenges long-held scientific beliefs and holds great promise for treating an array of menacing infections.
Gender nonconforming and transgender individuals face challenges within our own community, say nothing of the vast array of perceptions they experience outside of it. Compound that with the trials and tribulations of childhood and adolescence, and it's quite obvious why these amazing young people deserve to see 2 million people supporting them along Fifth Avenue, what the world will see in return are smiling young faces, lit up by the ecstatic energy of rainbow-flag-waving spectators. If they're OK with who they are, the world should be, too.
NATO's biggest challenge in 2015 will be focusing on and advancing its core mission ensuring the security of the alliance's members and promoting stability in Europe, 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.
Most of what's going in and out of a city is the water going in and sewage coming out, the change in water in and out reflects a broad array of human activity going on in a city.
No matter what we have come through, or how many perils we have safely passed, or how many imperfect and jagged - in some places perhaps irreparably - our life has been, we cannot in our heart of hearts imagine how it could have been different. As we look back on it, it slips in behind us in orderly array, and, with all its mistakes, acquires a sort of eternal fitness, and even, at times, of poetic glamour.
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- versameling, skikkingAfrikaans
- مجموعة مصفوفةArabic
- маса, облекло, множество, обличам, носия, украсявамBulgarian
- arreglarCatalan, Valencian
- schmücken, Tracht, BekleidungGerman
- στολή, διάταξη, σύνολο, στολίζω, παράταξη, σειράGreek
- arreglar, colección, arreglo, galas, atavío, vectorSpanish
- klæða, fylkiIcelandic
- 盛装, 配列Japanese
- array, vetorPortuguese
- мно́жество, одея́ние, ма́сса, одевать, масси́в, убо́р, наря́д, облачатьRussian
- samling, vektorSwedish
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