verb (used with object)
- an arrangement of a series of terms according to value, as from largest to smallest.
- an arrangement of a series of terms in some geometric pattern, as in a matrix.
Origin of array
Examples from the Web for array
Today, the Republicans can call upon an array of minority senators, governors, and congressmen.
Still more keys engage an array of other sounds, from snare drums and cymbals to awooga horns and sirens.How to Save Silent Movies: Inside New Jersey’s Cinema Paradiso|Rich Goldstein|October 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The bar had brought together an array of people united by a desire to settle into a home away from home with a drink in hand.
Sure, there is an array of “self-help” guides available in the world.
And whether their preferred candidate wins or loses, they have a right to demand from their representative an array of services.
Such an array of paddles prophesies of a mercurial temperament and an energetic character.Chambers' Edinburgh Journal|Various
Here are an array of interruptions, but why not give them another name—that of opportunities?The Life Radiant|Lilian Whiting
He led Saxton in a descent upon an array of long tables at which men were harpooning sandwiches and dipping salad.The Main Chance|Meredith Nicholson
All along the side of the road extended an array of huge new pipes, some three feet in diameter, awaiting their turn underground.The Adventures of a Three-Guinea Watch|Talbot Baines Reed
Before it was an array of seats, lacking backs, instead of which the audience used their own backbones.The Story of Chautauqua|Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
Word Origin for array
early 14c., from stem of Old French areer "to put in order," from Vulgar Latin *ar-redare (source of Italian arredare), from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + Frankish *ræd- "ready" or some cognate Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *raidjan "to place in order" (cf. Gothic garadis, Old English geræde "ready;" see ready (adj.)). Related: Arrayed; arraying.
mid-14c., "order, arrangement," from Anglo-French arrai, Old French aroi, from areer (see array (v.)).