- The definition of a panoply is a beautiful and striking set up, magnificent decor or clothing, or a protective covering.
- An example of a panoply is a display of flowers at a flower show.
- An example of a panoply is a wedding gown.
- An example of a panoply is a suit of armor.
panoply definition by Webster's New World
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- panoplied adjective
panoply definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. pan·o·plies
- A splendid or striking array: a panoply of colorful flags. See Synonyms at display.
- Ceremonial attire with all accessories: a portrait of the general in full panoply.
- Something that covers and protects: a porcupine's panoply of quills.
- The complete arms and armor of a warrior.
Origin: Greek panopliā : pan-, pan- + hopla, arms, armor, pl. of hoplon, weapon.