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
Synonyms for array
Examples from the Web for arrayed
Contemporary Examples of arrayed
For this service he arrayed himself in an old-fashioned frock coat with long skirts.The Stacks: H.L. Mencken on the 1904 Baltimore Fire
October 4, 2014
Dozens of black plastic bags with human bodies were arrayed along the highway.In the Killing Fields of Ukraine with Children Who Saw the MH17 Horror
July 20, 2014
Arrayed over four acres, the 3,500 panels have a combined generation capacity of one megawatt.Sun+Water= High Tech Caribbean Luxury At The Cusinart Resort
The Daily Beast
June 11, 2014
She, slightly taller, is arrayed all in white—creamy slacks and a virgin wool sweater.Neal Schon and Michaele Salahi Are Tying the Knot and You Can Pay to Watch
December 7, 2013
Instead, it has mirrors—300,000 of them—all arrayed in rings around three giant towers.Solar Power Plant in the Mojave Could Power 140,000 Homes
September 28, 2013
Historical Examples of arrayed
We are not all arrayed in two opposite ranks; the offensive and the defensive.Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
In the evening Florent was arrayed in new clothes from head to foot.The Fat and the Thin
Jim came downstairs, arrayed in the suit which Hephzy had laid out for him.Kent Knowles: Quahaug
Joseph C. Lincoln
This morning both he and the Keith girl were arrayed in the gayest of summer regalia.Mary-'Gusta
Joseph C. Lincoln
He was arrayed for battle, in back-and-breast of black steel.Captain Blood
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.)).