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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deploy(verb)

    place troops or weapons in battle formation

  2. deploy(verb)

    to distribute systematically or strategically

    "The U.S. deploys its weapons in the Middle East"


  1. deploy(v. t.)

    To place (people or other resources) into a position so as to be ready to for action or use.


  1. deploy(Verb)

    To prepare and arrange (usually military unit or units) for use.

  2. deploy(Verb)

    To unfold, open, or otherwise become ready for use.

    He waited tensely for his parachute to deploy.

  3. deploy(Verb)

    to install, test and implement a computer system or application. The term can be used to refer to any installation and testing, such as setting up a new network in an enterprise, to installing a server farm, to implementing a new application over a distributed computing network.

    The process for the deployment scenario includes: building a master installation of the operating system, creating its image and deploying the image onto a destination computer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deploy

    to open out; to unfold; to spread out (a body of troops) in such a way that they shall display a wider front and less depth; -- the reverse of ploy; as, to deploy a column of troops into line of battle

  2. Deploy(noun)

    alt. of Deployment

  3. Origin: [F. dployer; pref. d = ds (L. dis) + ployer, equiv. to plier to fold, fr. L. plicare. See Ply, and cf. Display.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Deploy

    de-ploy′, v.t. to unfold: to open out or extend.—v.i. to open: to extend from column into line, as a body of troops.—ns. Deploy′, Deploy′ment. [Fr. déployer—L. dis, apart, and plicāre, to fold. Doublet of display.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. deploy

    Signifies a military movement, in which a body of troops is spread out in such a way that they shall display a wider front and a smaller depth than before deploying. To ploy is to execute the reverse of this movement.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deploy in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deploy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of deploy in a Sentence

  1. Sebastien Boria:

    After that, we deploy it globally.

  2. Administrator Peter Neffenger:

    There are efficiencies we can gain in the way we deploy our people.

  3. Segolene Royal:

    We have the solutions to climate change, we just need to deploy them.

  4. Baek Ga-yoon:

    The decision made by the government to deploy THAAD was not democratic at all.

  5. President Dan Ammann:

    A ride sharing network is the logical first place to deploy driverless technology.

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  • نشرArabic
  • разгръщам, разгръщам сеBulgarian
  • nasaditCzech
  • stationieren, in Stellung bringen, aufstellen, entfalten, öffnen, formieren, aufmarschieren lassenGerman
  • desplegarSpanish
  • sijoittaa, lähettääFinnish
  • तैनातHindi
  • dispiegare, collocareItalian
  • לפרוסHebrew
  • 展開しますJapanese
  • implantarPortuguese
  • размещать, установить, разместить, устанавливать, раскрываться, развёртывать, раскрыться, развернутьRussian
  • razviti, zauzeti položajSerbo-Croatian
  • grupperaSwedish

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