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array

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verb ar·ray \ə-ˈrā\

Definition of array

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to dress or decorate especially in splendid or impressive attire :  adorn <he had already arrayed himself in his best clothes — Thomas Hardy>

  3. 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

  4. 3 :  to arrange or display in or as if in an array <the … data are arrayed in descending order — Ed Burnett>

arrayer

noun

Examples of array in a sentence

  1. She arrayed herself in rich velvets and satins.

  2. <a door arrayed for the holidays with a beautiful evergreen wreath>

Origin and Etymology of array

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


First Known Use: 14th century


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array

noun ar·ray

Definition of array

  1. 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. 2 a :  clothing, attire b :  rich or beautiful apparel :  finery

  3. 3 :  a body of soldiers :  militia <the baron and his feudal array>

  4. 4 :  an imposing group :  large number <faced a whole array of problems>; also :  variety, assortment <a broad array of styles>

  5. 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. 6 :  a group of elements forming a complete unit <an antenna array>

Examples of array in a sentence

  1. an array of solar panels

  2. <an array of baseball gloves in the corner of his room>

14th Century

First Known Use of array

14th century


ARRAY Defined for English Language Learners

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array

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verb ar·ray \ə-ˈrā\

Definition of array for English Language Learners

  • : to place (a group of things) in a particular position so that they are in order or so that they look attractive

  • : to dress (someone, especially yourself) in fine clothing

  • : to put (soldiers) in a place or position so that they are ready to attack


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array

noun ar·ray

Definition of array for English Language Learners

  • : a large group or number of things

  • : a group of numbers, symbols, etc., that are arranged in rows and columns

  • : a way of organizing pieces of information in the memory of a computer so that similar kinds of information are together


ARRAY Defined for Kids

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array

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verb ar·ray \ə-ˈrā\

Definition of array for Students

arrayed

arraying

  1. 1 :  to place in order <Soldiers arrayed themselves for review.> <The table was arrayed with all sorts of delicacies.>

  2. 2 :  to dress especially in fine or beautiful clothing <He was arrayed like a prince.>


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array

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noun ar·ray

Definition of array for Students

  1. 1 :  an impressive group <You can choose from an array of colors.>

  2. 2 :  a group of persons (as soldiers) in a certain order

  3. 3 :  fine or beautiful clothing <They were dressed in magnificent array.>

  4. 4 :  regular order or arrangement

  5. 5 :  a group of mathematical elements (as numbers or letters) arranged in rows and columns


Law Dictionary

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array

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transitive verb ar·ray \ə-ˈrā\

Legal Definition of array

  1. :  to set (a jury) for trial; specifically :  to set (a jury) by calling out the names of the jurors one at a time — compare impanel


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array

noun ar·ray

Legal Definition of array

  1. :  the group of people summoned to serve as jurors from which the jury will be chosen; also :  a list of the jurors' names — see also challenge to the array at challenge — compare venire



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