Deploy Definition

dĭ-ploi
deployed, deploying, deploys
verb
To spread out (troops, etc.) so as to form a wider front.
Webster's New World
To bring (forces or material) into action.
American Heritage
To station or place (forces, equipment, etc.) in accordance with a plan.
Webster's New World
To base (a weapons system) in the field.
American Heritage
To be deployed.
Webster's New World
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noun

(military, dated) Deployment.

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Origin of Deploy

  • From French déployer (“to unroll, unfold”), from Old French desploier , from Medieval Latin displicare (“to unfold, display”), from Latin dis- (“apart”) + plicare (“to fold”).

    From Wiktionary

  • French déployer from Old French despleier from Latin displicāre to scatter dis- dis- plicāre to fold plek- in Indo-European roots

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

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