Definitions of array

  1. align oneself with a group or a way of thinking
  2. lay out in a line
  3. an arrangement of aerials spaced to give desired directional characteristics
  4. especially fine or decorative clothing
  5. an impressive display; " it was a bewildering array of books"; " his tools were in an orderly array on the basement wall"
  6. an orderly arrangement; " an array of troops in battle order"
  7. Order; a regular and imposing arrangement; disposition in regular lines; hence, order of battle; as, drawn up in battle array.
  8. The whole body of persons thus placed in order; an orderly collection; hence, a body of soldiers.
  9. An imposing series of things.
  10. A ranking or setting forth in order, by the proper officer, of a jury as impaneled in a cause.
  11. The panel itself.
  12. The whole body of jurors summoned to attend the court.
  13. To place or dispose in order, as troops for battle; to marshal.
  14. To set in order, as a jury, for the trial of a cause; that is, to call them man by man.
  15. Clothing; dress.
  16. To deck or dress; to adorn with dress; to cloth to envelop; - applied esp. to dress of a splendid kind.
  17. Order; the arrangement of a body of men drawn up for battle; a collection of things imposingly displayed; clothing; rich apparel.
  18. Arrayed.
  19. Arraying.
  20. Order: dress: equipage.
  21. To put in order: to arrange: to dress, adorn, or equip.
  22. Order; dress; show.
  23. To put in order; dress; arrange for battle.
  24. To marshal; set in order.
  25. To clothe; dress.
  26. Regular or proper order; arrangement, as for battle; a military force.
  27. Order, especially of battle: a body of men or force in military order; an orderly arrangement for show; dress, ornamentally disposed; the act of impannelling a jury; a jury impannelled; those summoned to serve.
  28. To dispose in order, as troops in battle; to deck, or dress; to set a jury in order for a trial; to envelop. See Ready.
  29. To prepare or dispose; to put in order; to dress; to envelop.
  30. Men drawn up for battle; dress.

Usage examples for array

  1. And had they been but ordinary emigrants they would not have stood so stoutly on the defence, and shown such an array of dead enemies around them. – The Lone Ranche by Captain Mayne Reid
  2. He stops at the porter's lodge to say That at last the Baron of St. Castine Is coming home with his Indian queen, Is coming without a week's delay; And all the house must be swept and clean, And all things set in good array! – The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  3. Here were baskets, what an array of baskets! – The Gold of Chickaree by Susan Warner
  4. All the King's horses and all the King's men pass before it in their glorious array. – The Art of the Story-Teller by Marie L. Shedlock
  5. And, as though he were still playing the gracious host, the commander led the half- paralyzed Child of the Sun to the room where the banquet had been put on a table in perfect diplomatic array. – Despoilers of the Golden Empire by Gordon Randall Garrett
  6. It may have been that the army was too strong for its own purpose,- too much of an army to gain a victory on that field,- that a weaker combination of forces would have prevailed when all this array failed. – Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope
  7. Although it was considerably after that time, there was a line of taxi- cabs before the place and, inside, a brave array of late- afternoon and early- evening revellers. – The Dream Doctor by Arthur B. Reeve
  8. Now the rest of the girls would be in white, and it would look dreadful to have one green dress in the splendid array on the platform. – Tabitha at Ivy Hall by Ruth Alberta Brown
  9. I ask, sir, what means this martial array, if its purpose be not to force us to submission? – Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year by E.C. Hartwell
  10. The French army, in battle array at the foot of the hill where the King stood, behind fortifications of earth, behind redoubts and fascines of turf, perceived with alarm the men- at- arms and the light horse pressed between these two forces, ten times their superior in numbers. – Cinq Mars, Complete by Alfred de Vigny Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  11. Occasionally his eyes would wander back to the office and over the array of men and women bent to their work, then they would return to the wide doorway. – Polly and the Princess by Emma C. Dowd
  12. But before sunrise next morning he arose, and, drawing some clothes from his carpet- bag, proceeded to array himself in a pair of white duck trousers, a white duck overshirt, and straw hat. – Mrs. Skaggs's Husbands and Other Stories by Bret Harte
  13. So orderly was the advance of those 18, 000 Northerners, and so imposing their array, that even the Confederate officers watched their march with admiration, and terrible was the shock with which they renewed the conflict. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  14. Their shoes were like iron, so that they were obliged to array themselves from head to foot in the skins of the wild foxes. – History of the United Netherlands, 1598-99 by John Lothrop Motley
  15. She stood before it and looked, and could not keep from laughing softly to herself at the array of little dishes of things. – Marcia Schuyler by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  16. Rather pale, but refreshed by a long walk, and dressed with exquisite care, he looks so distinguished and handsome in his light summer array, that Selina is struck by his appearance. – 'O Thou, My Austria!' by Ossip Schubin
  17. He attacked the opportuneness with such a powerful array of testimonies in his famous Pastoral, that every one saw clearly the doctrine itself was involved, though he never entered in so many words on the theological question. – Letters From Rome on the Council by Johann Joseph Ignaz von Döllinger
  18. Away, away, In mad array! – Oklahoma and Other Poems by Freeman E. Miller
  19. His watery gaze wandered lazily to the bar mirror, down to the glittering array of bottles and then out to the dance floor. – The Holes and John Smith by Edward W. Ludwig