noun, plural pan·o·plies.
Origin of panoply
Examples from the Web for panoply
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|DAILY BEAST
Just as at the weekend, a panoply of emergency personnel descended on the scene in October.
“Destination,” meanwhile, presents a panoply of nightlife hotspots, serene beaches, and luscious vineyards.
The procession of Lifeguards in their panoply of glittering helmets and breastplates was beautiful.Story of My Life, volumes 1-3|Augustus J. C. Hare
The first Iris Temple was pictured in the panoply of a stage queen.The Master's Violin|Myrtle Reed
Amongst those scowling and bearded men of middle age, arrayed in all the panoply of war, how many had perished in their harness!William Shakespeare as he lived.|Henry Curling
He wore the panoply of war just as he did the first time he took me into his arms.Joshua, Complete|Georg Ebers
On a richly chased ebon throne sat the viceroy in person, clad in all the panoply of power.In the Ranks of the C.I.V.|Erskine Childers
British Dictionary definitions for panoply
noun plural -plies
Word Origin for panoply
Word Origin and History for panoply
1570s, from Greek panoplia "complete suit of armor," from pan- "all" (see pan-) + hopla (plural), "arms" of a hoplites ("heavily armed soldier"); see hoplite. Originally in English figurative, of "spiritual armor," etc. (a reference to Eph. vi); non-armorial sense of "any splendid array" first recorded 1829.