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.
  • 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)


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