- to place in proper or desired order; marshal: Napoleon arrayed his troops for battle.
- to clothe with garments, especially of an ornamental kind; dress up; deck out: She arrayed herself in furs and diamonds.
- order or arrangement, as of troops drawn up for battle.
- military force, especially a body of troops.
- a large and impressive grouping or organization of things: He couldn't dismiss the array of facts.
- regular order or arrangement; series: an array of figures.
- a large group, number, or quantity of people or things: an impressive array of scholars; an imposing array of books.
- attire; dress: in fine array.
- an arrangement of interrelated objects or items of equipment for accomplishing a particular task: thousands of solar cells in one vast array.
- Mathematics, Statistics.
- 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.
- Computers. a block of related data elements, each of which is usually identified by one or more subscripts.
- Radio. antenna array.
Origin of array
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Examples from the Web for 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
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
- an impressive display or collection
- an orderly or regular arrangement, esp of troops in battle order
- poetic rich clothing; apparel
- maths a sequence of numbers or symbols in a specified order
- maths a set of numbers or symbols arranged in rows and columns, as in a determinant or matrix
- electronics an arrangement of aerials spaced to give desired directional characteristics, used esp in radar
- law a panel of jurors
- the arming of military forces
- computing a regular data structure in which individual elements may be located by reference to one or more integer index variables, the number of such indices being the number of dimensions in the array
- to dress in rich attire; adorn
- to arrange in order (esp troops for battle); marshal
- law to draw up (a panel of jurors)
Word Origin and History for arrayed
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.)).
- Mathematics A rectangular arrangement of quantities in rows and columns, as in a matrix.
- Numerical data ordered in a linear fashion, by magnitude.