What does array mean?

Definitions for array
əˈreɪar·ray

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. array(noun)

    an orderly arrangement

    "an array of troops in battle order"

  2. array(noun)

    an impressive display

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

  3. array, raiment, regalia(noun)

    especially fine or decorative clothing

  4. array(verb)

    an arrangement of aerials spaced to give desired directional characteristics

  5. 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"

  6. align, array(verb)

    align oneself with a group or a way of thinking

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.

British National Corpus

  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. David Studinski:

    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.

  2. National Intelligence James Clapper:

    In my 50 plus years in the intelligence business I cannot recall a more diverse array of crises and challenges than we face today.

  3. Harold Abelson:

    If we can dispel the delusion that learning about computers should be an activity of fiddling with array indexes and worrying whether X is an integer or a real number, we can begin to focus on programming as a source of ideas.

  4. Kim Lewis:

    The discovery of this novel compound challenges long-held scientific beliefs and holds great promise for treating an array of menacing infections.

  5. Dan Aykroyd:

    Gilda Radner was a superb role model and inspiration for female comedians and performers, gilda Radner legacy is the array of giant female talents who, motivated by Gilda Radner, worked to audition and get on' Saturday Night Live.' All of the female cast members since Gilda Radner would agree that their own careers are part of Gilda's legacy.

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