[ dih-ploi ]
/ dɪˈplɔɪ /

verb (used with object)

Military. to spread out (troops) so as to form an extended front or line.
to arrange in a position of readiness, or to move strategically or appropriately: to deploy a battery of new missiles.

verb (used without object)

to spread out strategically or in an extended front or line.
to come into a position ready for use: the plane can't land unless the landing gear deploys.

Origin of deploy

1470–80; < French déployer, equivalent to dé- dis-1 + ployer to fold; see ploy


de·ploy·a·ble, adjectivede·ploy·a·bil·i·ty, nounde·ploy·ment, nouncoun·ter·de·ploy·ment, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for deployable

/ (dɪˈplɔɪ) /

verb mainly military

to adopt or cause to adopt a battle formation, esp from a narrow front formation
(tr) to redistribute (forces) to or within a given area

Derived forms of deploy

deployment, noun

Word Origin for deploy

C18: from French déployer, from Latin displicāre to unfold; see display
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