[ pan-uh-plee ]
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noun,plural pan·o·plies.
  1. a wide-ranging and impressive array or display: the dazzling panoply of the maharaja's procession; the panoply of European history.

  2. a complete suit of armor.

  1. a protective covering.

  2. full ceremonial attire or paraphernalia; special dress and equipment.

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, adjective
  • un·pan·o·plied, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for panoply


/ (ˈpænəplɪ) /

nounplural -plies
  1. a complete or magnificent array

  2. the entire equipment of a warrior

Origin of panoply

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

Derived forms of panoply

  • panoplied, adjective

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