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panoply

[ pan-uh-plee ]
/ ˈpæn ə pli /
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noun, plural pan·o·plies.

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.

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Origin of panoply

1570–80; <Greek panoplía full complement of arms and armor, equivalent to pan-pan- + (h)ópl(a) arms, armor (cf. hoplite) + -ia-ia

OTHER WORDS FROM panoply

pan·o·plied, adjectiveun·pan·o·plied, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for panoply

panoply
/ (ˈpænəplɪ) /

noun plural -plies

a complete or magnificent array
the entire equipment of a warrior

Derived forms of panoply

panoplied, adjective

Word Origin for panoply

C17: via French from Greek panoplia complete armour, from pan- + hopla armour, pl of hoplon tool
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