I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French arraier, from Vulgar Latin *arredare, from Latin ad- + a base of Germanic origin; akin to Gothic garaiths arranged — more at ready Date: 14th century 1. to dress or decorate especially in splendid or impressive attire ; adorn <
he had already arrayed himself in his best clothes — Thomas Hardy
2. a. to set or place in order ; draw up, marshal <
the forces arrayed against us
b. to set or set forth in order (as a jury) for the trial of a cause 3. to arrange or display in or as if in an array <
the…data are arrayed in descending order — Ed Burnett
arrayer noun II. noun Date: 14th century 1. a. a regular and imposing grouping or arrangement ; order <
lined up…in soldierly array — Donald Barthelme
b. an orderly listing of jurors impaneled 2. a. clothing, attire b. rich or beautiful apparel ; finery 3. a body of soldiers ; militia <
the baron and his feudal array
4. an imposing group ; large number <
faced a whole array of problems
; also variety, assortment <
a broad array of styles
5. a. (1) a number of mathematical elements arranged in rows and columns (2) a data structure in which similar elements of data are arranged in a table b. a series of statistical data arranged in classes in order of magnitude 6. a group of elements forming a complete unit <
an antenna array

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Array — Ar*ray , n. [OE. arai, arrai, OF. arrai, arrei, arroi, order, arrangement, dress, F. arroi; a (L. ad) + OF. rai, rei, roi, order, arrangement, fr. G. or Scand.; cf. Goth. raidjan, garaidjan, to arrange, MHG. gereiten, Icel. rei[eth]i rigging,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • array — ar·ray 1 /ə rā/ vt: to set (a jury) for trial; specif: to set (a jury) by calling out the names of the jurors one at a time compare impanel array 2 n: the group of people summoned to serve as jurors from which the jury will be chosen; also: a… …   Law dictionary

  • array — ar‧ray [əˈreɪ] noun [countable] 1. a range of many different things: • a vast array of electronic and consumer products 2. COMPUTING a set of computer memory units arranged in rows across or down: • a device that stores massive amounts of… …   Financial and business terms

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  • Array — Ar*ray , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Arrayed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Arraying}.] [OE. araien, arraien, fr. OE. arraier, arreier, arreer, arroier, fr. arrai. See {Array}, n.] 1. To place or dispose in order, as troops for battle; to marshal. [1913 Webster] By …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • array — vb 1 *line, line up, range, align Analogous words: marshal, arrange, *order Antonyms: disarray 2 *clothe, apparel, attire, robe, dress array n *display, parade, pomp Analogous words: showing …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • array — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ broad, endless, extensive, full, huge, large, vast, wide ▪ a seemingly endless array of options …   Collocations dictionary

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