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.
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
On the release schedule for 2022 is an incredible array of potential hits, but there's still a lot of uncertainty, and studios are once again faced with making the big decisions on not only when, but also how to release their film.
The lobbying that is taking place on the other side is fierce, it is well-financed, it is relentless, and in the absence of your voices, you are going to see the same array of forces that got us into the Iraq War, leading to a situation in which we forgo a historic opportunity and we are back on the path of potential military conflict.
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.
The general tone of this report was weak and it adds to a wide array of housing indicators that have been pointing in the wrong direction, underscoring continued sluggishness in this crucial segment of the economy.
It didn't take long for me to find a massive array of video displaying obvious human rights violations.
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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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