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, regalia(noun)
especially fine or decorative clothing
an arrangement of aerials spaced to give desired directional characteristics
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"
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
Origin: 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.
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
Origin: [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
Examples of array in a Sentence
We normally eat a huge array of food.
Each meal should have an array of fresh colors.
Life possesses an amazing array of profoundly sad faces.
To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine.
Social cognition -- social judgment -- involves a diverse array of functions.
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Translations for array
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- versameling, skikkingAfrikaans
- مجموعة مصفوفةArabic
- носия, маса, облекло, множество, обличам, украсявамBulgarian
- arreglarCatalan, Valencian
- Bekleidung, Tracht, schmückenGerman
- παράταξη, σειρά, στολίζω, διάταξη, στολή, σύνολοGreek
- vector, arreglo, arreglar, atavío, galas, colecciónSpanish
- fylki, klæðaIcelandic
- 盛装, 配列Japanese
- array, vetorPortuguese
- одея́ние, ма́сса, одевать, масси́в, убо́р, наря́д, мно́жество, облачатьRussian
- vektor, samlingSwedish
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