What does array mean?

Definitions for array
əˈreɪar·ray

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. arraynoun

    an orderly arrangement

    "an array of troops in battle order"

  2. arraynoun

    an impressive display

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

  3. array, raiment, regalianoun

    especially fine or decorative clothing

  4. arrayverb

    an arrangement of aerials spaced to give desired directional characteristics

  5. 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"

  6. align, arrayverb

    align oneself with a group or a way of thinking

Wiktionary

  1. arraynoun

    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. arraynoun

    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. arraynoun

    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. arraynoun

    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. arraynoun

    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. arraynoun

    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. arraynoun

    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. arrayverb

    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. arrayverb

    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. Arraynoun

    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. Arraynoun

    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. Arraynoun

    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. Arraynoun

    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. Arraynoun

    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. Arraynoun

    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. Arraynoun

    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. Arraynoun

    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. Arraynoun

    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. Arraynoun

    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. George Herbert:

    Lord, with what care hast Thou begirt us round! Parents first season us; then schoolmasters deliver us to laws; they send us bound to rules of reason, holy messengers, pulpits and Sundays, sorrow dogging sin, afflictions sorted, anguish of all sizes, fine nets and stratagems to catch us in, bibles laid open, millions of surprises, blessings beforehand, ties of gratefulness, the sound of glory ringing in our ears: without, our shame; within, our consciences; angels and grace, eternal hopes and fears. Yet all these fences and their whole array one cunning bosom-sin blows quite away.

  2. United States:

    We're well aware of the history of the Taliban, including the Haqqani network and its complicated history with al Qaeda, which is exactly why any deal, if one is reached, will be so stringently monitored and verified, everyone should clearly understand that this administration will do whatever is necessary to protect the American people. We have the will and the capacity to enforce the terms of any agreement and to respond to violations. We will never give up our ability to protect American interests. And this includes not only the outstanding armed forces fielded by the United States and our partners, but the full array of United States and partner economic, diplomatic, and political pressure.

  3. Gil McRae:

    Numerous diseases and possible causes have been ruled out ; a definitive cause has not yet been determined, we're working with the US Fish and Wildlife Service and a wide array of experts from around the world to determine what is causing this condition.

  4. 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.

  5. Henry Ward Beecher:

    To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine.

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