a wide-ranging and impressive array or display: the dazzling panoply of the maharaja's procession; the panoply of European history.
a complete suit of armor.
a protective covering.
full ceremonial attire or paraphernalia; special dress and equipment.
- pan·o·plied, adjective
- un·pan·o·plied, adjective
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How to use panoply in a sentence
In the process, they run the risk of burns and exposure to a panoply of toxic materials.A North Carolina town struggles under the toxic shadow of the company that built it | Emily Cataneo/Undark | December 17, 2021 | Popular-Science
It even has the ubiquitous panoply of exotic locales for the “challenges” that the contestants must endure.
A collection of glassware for specific wine styles can get rather expensive, and so for most of us, the idea of investing in one very nice wine glass that can be used across a panoply of bottles makes good sense.
Now standards may be shifting, thanks to the panoply of reasons people are leaving the workforce during the pandemic.How to talk about resume gaps when burnout is to blame | Sarah Todd | September 21, 2021 | Quartz
In that time, its explosive growth has come with a panoply of security, privacy, and abuse issues.A Clubhouse bug let people lurk in rooms invisibly | WIRED | April 23, 2021 | Ars Technica
While a panoply of other circuses operated, these grew even larger.We’re All Carnies Now: Why We Can’t Quit the Circus | Anthony Paletta | November 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Just as at the weekend, a panoply of emergency personnel descended on the scene in October.
That means pills, injections, IUDs, and the whole panoply of evil devices that will ruin their bodies and take their souls.
He will deflect questions, learn a dozen ways to say no comment—the usual panoply of press secretary tricks.
“Destination,” meanwhile, presents a panoply of nightlife hotspots, serene beaches, and luscious vineyards.
Sleek horses, polished arms, bright plumes,—this was the pride and panoply of war!
The stranger was much smaller than the porcupine, and wore no panoply of points.The Watchers of the Trails | Charles G. D. Roberts
I have not embellished them with footnotes nor given them any other part of the panoply of critical apparatus.The Women of Tomorrow | William Hard
When he appeared in all his splendid panoply upon the roof of the palace there was a strange silence.South American Fights and Fighters | Cyrus Townsend Brady
All unknown to herself, clothed in this wondrous panoply of beauty, Fidunia awaited her sovereign's commands.Baron Bruno | Louisa Morgan
British Dictionary definitions for panoply
a complete or magnificent array
the entire equipment of a warrior
- panoplied, adjective
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