The definition of an array is a group of persons or things displayed in a pattern.(noun)
To array is defined as to display objects in an orderly or decorative way.(verb)
To line-up floats in a parade is an example of array.
See array in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME arraien < OFr areer < ML *arredare, to put in order < L ad-, to + Gmc *raid-: for IE base see ride
See array in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb ar·rayed, ar·ray·ing, ar·rays
Origin: Middle English arraien
Origin: , from Anglo-Norman arraier
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *arrēdāre; see reidh- in Indo-European roots.
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