from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To set out for display or use; place in an orderly arrangement: arrayed the whole regiment on the parade ground.
- transitive v. To dress in finery; adorn.
- n. An orderly, often imposing arrangement: an array of royal jewels.
- n. An impressively large number, as of persons or objects: an array of heavily armed troops; an array of spare parts. See Synonyms at display.
- n. Splendid attire; finery.
- n. Mathematics A rectangular arrangement of quantities in rows and columns, as in a matrix.
- n. Mathematics Numerical data linearly ordered by magnitude.
- n. Computer Science An arrangement of memory elements in one or more planes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To clothe and ornament; to adorn or attire
- v. To lay out in an orderly arrangement; to deploy or marshal
- n. Clothing and ornamentation.
- n. A collection laid out to be viewed in full.
- n. An orderly series, arrangement or sequence.
- n. A large collection.
- n. Any of various data structures designed to hold multiple elements of the same type; especially, a data structure that holds these elements in adjacent memory locations so that they may be retrieved using numeric indices.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Order; a regular and imposing arrangement; disposition in regular lines; hence, order of battle.
- n. The whole body of persons thus placed in order; an orderly collection; hence, a body of soldiers.
- n. An imposing series of things.
- n. Dress; garments disposed in order upon the person; rich or beautiful apparel.
- n. A ranking or setting forth in order, by the proper officer, of a jury as impaneled in a cause.
- n. The panel itself.
- n. The whole body of jurors summoned to attend the court.
- transitive v. To place or dispose in order, as troops for battle; to marshal.
- transitive v. To deck or dress; to adorn with dress; to cloth to envelop; -- applied esp. to dress of a splendid kind.
- transitive v. To set in order, as a jury, for the trial of a cause; that is, to call them man by man.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To place or dispose in order, as troops for battle; marshal; draw up in hostile order: often used figuratively.
- To deck or dress; adorn with dress, especially with dress of an ornamental kind.
- In law, to set (a jury) in order for the trial of a cause; to call (the jury) man by man.
- To envelop; wrap.
- Synonyms To arrange, range, marshal, draw up.
- Adorn, Ornament, Decorate, etc. (see adorn); clothe, invest.
- n. Regular order or arrangement; disposition in regular lines; specifically, disposition of a body of men for attack or defense: as, troops in battle array.
- n. An orderly collection or assemblage; especially, a body of men in order of battle or prepared for battle; hence, military force; soldiery; troops.
- n. A display; an imposing series of things exhibited.
- n. Dress; garments disposed in order upon the person; raiment or apparel.
- n. Preparation; special arrangement of things.
- n. Situation; circumstances; position; plight.
- n. In law: The body of persons summoned to serve upon a jury. The act of impaneling a jury; that is, the act of the proper officer setting a jury in order for the trial of a cause, or calling it man by man. The jury impaneled.
- n. Formerly, in England, the muster of a county for military purposes; the men so mustered: as, a commission of array. See commission.
- n. In mathematics, a collection of quantities arranged in a rectangular block; a matrix.
- n. In statistics, the values of one variable which are correlated with a certain, definite value of another variable. See correlation, 5.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an orderly arrangement
- n. an impressive display
- v. lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line
- v. align oneself with a group or a way of thinking
- n. an arrangement of aerials spaced to give desired directional characteristics
- n. especially fine or decorative clothing
Middle English arraien, from Anglo-Norman arraier, from Vulgar Latin *arrēdāre; see reidh- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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 𐌲𐌰𐍂𐌰𐌹𐌳𐍃 (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. (Wiktionary)