Array Definition

ə-rā
arrayed, arrays
verb
arrayed, arrays
To place in order; marshal (troops for battle, etc.)
Webster's New World
To set out for display or use; place in an orderly arrangement.
Arrayed the whole regiment on the parade ground.
American Heritage
To dress in fine or showy attire; deck out.
Webster's New World
A group of people called into court at the same time for potential jury duty. From such a group the members of a jury or juries will be selected. The members of such a group who are empaneled to be a jury. To empanel a jury for a trial. The list of empaneled jurors. To call out the names of the jurors as each is empaneled.
Webster's New World Law
To array is defined as to display objects in an orderly or decorative way.
To line-up floats in a parade is an example of array.
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noun
arrays
An orderly grouping or arrangement, esp. of troops.
Webster's New World
Troops in order; military force.
Webster's New World
An impressive display of assembled persons or things.
Webster's New World
Any wide or varied assortment.
Webster's New World
Fine clothes; finery.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
rags
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Other Word Forms of Array

Noun

Singular:
array
Plural:
arrays

Origin of Array

  • From Middle English arrayen, from Anglo-Norman arayer (compare Old French arayer, areer (“to put in order”)), from Medieval Latin arrēdō (“to put in order, arrange, array”), from Medieval Latin *rēdum (“preparation, order”), from Frankish *reida (“preparation, order”) or Gothic (garaids, “ready, prepared”), from Proto-Germanic *raidaz, *raidiz (“ready”), from Proto-Indo-European *reidʰ- (“to put in order, ease, make comfortable”). Cognate with Old High German gireiti (“preparation”), Old Frisian rēde (“ready”), Old English ġerǣde (“preparation, equipment”). More at ready.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English arraien from Anglo-Norman arraier from Vulgar Latin arrēdāre reidh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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