from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A splendid or striking array: a panoply of colorful flags. See Synonyms at display.
- n. Ceremonial attire with all accessories: a portrait of the general in full panoply.
- n. Something that covers and protects: a porcupine's panoply of quills.
- n. The complete arms and armor of a warrior.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A splendid display of something.
- n. a collection or display of weaponry
- n. Ceremonial garments, complete with all accessories.
- n. A complete set of armour.
- n. Something that covers and protects.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Defensive armor in general; a full suit of defensive armor.
- n. Any full set of elaborate attire, complete with accessories or accompanying paraphernalia; any elaborate special or ceremonial attire and equipment.
- n. Any impressive complete array.
- n. Any complete array of devices used in an endeavor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A complete set or suit of arms, offensive and defensive; the complete defensive armor of any period, especially that from the fifteenth century onward, when all the pieces were of wrought steel and accurately adapted to their purpose: often used figuratively.
- n. A group or assemblage of pieces of defensive armor, with or without weapons, arranged as a sort of trophy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a complete and impressive array
Hasan a steed of the best and equipped him in panoply and weaponed him with goodly weapons.
I ` m going to go look up the word panoply or whatever it was.
The fact that Harlequin, Virtue and Pleasure are incorporated into the list suggests that the entire panoply is understood to be similarly fanciful.
Votes were passed for deposing the Four Hundred, and placing the government in the hands of the 5000, of whom every citizen who could furnish a panoply might be a member.
"Social welfare" was defined as a panoply of expenditures, including health care, housing support, unemployment benefit, disability allowances, family support and help for job seekers.
It was just like a Hollywood movie and it was something that people in England have not seen for a long time and I don't think that anybody had had that kind of panoply of grandeur.
The Greeks, among other weapons (such as bow and arrow), military tools and machines which they were implicating in war, were using most often for a body to body combat swords and spears and possibly less often axes, and of course they were protecting their bodies by using a "panoply" of defensive tools and clothing.
The Doctor had spent the night in devotion, and came from his oratory clad in that celestial panoply which is proof against the terrors of military array.
In Greek society Since hoplites supplied their 'panoply' (in this context meaning his armour and weapons) from their own personal equipment, they needed to be sufficiently wealthy to afford this.
Meanwhile, he touted his office's "panoply" of anti-firearm measures such as seeking two-year mandatory sentences on carrying offenses and 10-year sentences for shootings.