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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

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

  2. Deploy(noun)

    alt. of Deployment

    Etymology: [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. Nat Rothschild:

    There is no suggestion that this is a good outcome for shareholders, but it is the best short-term outcome given the difficulties that ARMS would have faced... investors like myself who believe in the long term future of thermal coal, will now be given the opportunity to re-deploy their capital back into the sector, but this will be our first and last investment in Indonesia's coal sector.

  2. Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso:

    I'm aware that there are countries that can deploy fiscal stimulus, while others cannot due to their own situations.

  3. Pieter Wezeman:

    With four battalions, they should be able to deploy missile systems in four different locations.

  4. Mike McCaul:

    This administration has been a strong supporter of these solutions, and I commend the recent decision to deploy the National Guard to the border.

  5. Yoweri Museveni:

    The problem is not with Uganda. The problem is peace among (South) Sudanese, and in order to not leave a vacuum we agreed that other IGAD countries should deploy and now they are deploying.

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  • نشرArabic
  • разгръщам, разгръщам сеBulgarian
  • nasaditCzech
  • stationieren, in Stellung bringen, aufstellen, entfalten, öffnen, formieren, aufmarschieren lassenGerman
  • desplegarSpanish
  • sijoittaa, lähettääFinnish
  • तैनातHindi
  • տեղակայելArmenian
  • 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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