from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A state of disorder; confusion.
  • n. Disorderly dress.
  • transitive v. To throw into confusion; upset.
  • transitive v. To undress.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To throw into disorder; to break the array of.
  • v. To take off the dress of; to unrobe.
  • n. Want of array or regular order; disorder; confusion.
  • n. Confused attire; undress; dishabille.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Want of array or regular order; disorder; confusion.
  • n. Confused attire; undress.
  • transitive v. To throw into disorder; to break the array of.
  • transitive v. To take off the dress of; to unrobe.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To undress or disrobe; divest, as of clothes or attributes.
  • To throw into disorder; rout, as troops.
  • To undress or strip one's self.
  • n. Disorder; confusion; loss or want of array or regular order.
  • n. Imperfect attire; undress.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. bring disorder to
  • n. untidiness (especially of clothing and appearance)
  • n. a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior


From Middle English disareyen ("to disarray"), from Middle French desarroyer, from Old French desareer, from des- 'dis-' + areer 'to array' (Wiktionary)


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