disarray

  • 1 Disarray — Single by Red Flag from the album The Eagle and Child Released 2000 Format CD Recorded DerGalf Studios, San Diego CA …

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  • 2 Disarray — Dis ar*ray , n. [Cf. F. d[ e]sarroi.] 1. Want of array or regular order; disorder; confusion. [1913 Webster] Disrank the troops, set all in disarray. Daniel. [1913 Webster] 2. Confused attire; undress. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 disarray — ► NOUN ▪ a state of disorganization or untidiness. ► VERB ▪ throw into a state of disarray …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 Disarray — Dis ar*ray , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disarrayed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disarraying}.] [Pref. dis + array, v.: cf. OF. desarroyer, desarreier.] 1. To throw into disorder; to break the array of. [1913 Webster] Who with fiery steeds Oft disarrayed the foes …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 disarray — index complex (entanglement), confuse (create disorder), confusion (turmoil), disorder (lack of order) …

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  • 6 disarray — disorder, chaos, *confusion, jumble, clutter, snarl, muddle Contrasted words: *method, system: ordering or order, arrangement, marshaling, organization(see corresponding verbs at ORDER) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 disarray — [n] disorder, confusion, mess anarchy, ataxia, chaos, clutter, disarrangement, discomposure, disharmony, dishevelment, disorganization, holy mess*, indiscipline, jumble, muddle, shambles*, snarl, tangle, topsy turviness*, unholy mess*, unruliness …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 disarray — [dis΄ə rā′] vt. [ME disaraien < OFr desareer: see DIS & ARRAY] 1. to throw into disorder or confusion; upset 2. Archaic to undress n. [ME disarai < OFr desarroi] 1. an untidy condition; disorder; confusion …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 disarray — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ complete, total, utter ▪ general ▪ some ▪ financial VERB + DISARRAY …

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  • 10 disarray — [[t]dɪ̱səre͟ɪ[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT: oft in N If people or things are in disarray, they are disorganized and confused. The nation is in disarray following rioting led by the military... 12,000 crossed the border in one day alone, throwing evacuation… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 disarray — n. 1) total disarray 2) in disarray (to break up in total disarray) * * * [ˌdɪsə reɪ] total disarray in disarray (to break up in total disarray) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 disarray — noun (U) formal the state of being completely confused or untidy: in disarray: Troops retreated in disarray under heavy gunfire. | Manuscripts lay in wild disarray on the side table. | throw sth into disarray/fall into disarray: Gray s plans have …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 disarray — dis|ar|ray [ˌdısəˈreı] n [U] formal the state of being untidy or not organized in disarray ▪ This left the Liberal Party in total disarray . throw sth into disarray/fall into disarray ▪ The delay threw the entire timetable into disarray …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 disarray — {{11}}disarray (n.) early 15c., disorder, confusion; see DISARRAY (Cf. disarray) (v.). {{12}}disarray (v.) late 14c.; see DIS (Cf. dis ) lack of + ARRAY (Cf. array). Perhaps formed on the analogy of O.Fr. desareer …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 15 disarray — I. noun Date: 15th century 1. a lack of order or sequence ; confusion, disorder < the room was in disarray > 2. disorderly dress ; dishabille II. transitive verb Etymology: Middle E …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 disarray — /dis euh ray /, v.t. 1. to put out of array or order; throw into disorder. 2. to undress. n. 3. disorder; confusion: The army retreated in disarray. 4. disorder of apparel. [1350 1400; (n.) late ME; ME disrai, d(e)rai < AF dissairay, OF desaroi;… …

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  • 17 disarray — noun the room was in disarray Syn: disorder, confusion, chaos, untidiness, disorganization, dishevelment, mess, muddle, clutter, jumble, tangle, shambles See note at jumble Ant: tidiness …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 disarray — UK [ˌdɪsəˈreɪ] / US noun [uncountable] 1) a situation in which people are very confused or things are not organized, especially because something unexpected has happened The committee was in complete disarray. 2) a situation in which clothes or… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 disarray — [ˌdɪsəˈreɪ] noun [U] a situation in which people are very confused or things are not organized The committee was in complete disarray.[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 20 disarray — 1. verb /dɪsəɹeɪ/ a) To throw into disorder; to break the array of. b) To take off the dress of; to unrobe. Ant: array 2. noun /dɪsəɹeɪ/ a) Want o …

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