panoply


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pan·o·ply

 (păn′ə-plē)
n. pl. pan·o·plies
1. An impressive or striking array or arrangement: a panoply of colorful flags.
2. Ceremonial attire with all accessories: a portrait of the general in full panoply.
3. Something that covers and protects: a porcupine's panoply of quills.
4. The complete arms and armor of a warrior.

[Greek panopliā : pan-, pan- + hopla, arms, armor, pl. of hoplon, weapon.]

panoply

(ˈpænəplɪ)
n, pl -plies
1. a complete or magnificent array
2. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) the entire equipment of a warrior
[C17: via French from Greek panoplia complete armour, from pan- + hopla armour, pl of hoplon tool]
ˈpanoplied adj

pan•o•ply

(ˈpæn ə pli)

n., pl. -plies.
1. a wide-ranging and impressive array or display.
2. a complete suit of armor.
[1570–80; < Greek panoplía full complement of arms and armor =pan- pan- + (h)ópl(a) arms, armor (compare hoplite) + -ia -ia]
pan′o•plied, adj.

Panoply

 the equipment of a warrior.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.panoply - a complete and impressive array
array - an orderly arrangement; "an array of troops in battle order"

panoply

noun
1. array, range, display, collection The film features a vast panoply of special effects.
2. trappings, show, dress, get-up (informal), turnout, attire, garb, insignia, regalia, raiment (archaic or poetic) all the panoply of a royal wedding

panoply

noun
An impressive or ostentatious exhibition:
Translations

panoply

[ˈpænəplɪ] N (= armour) → panoplia f (fig) (= array) → despliegue m

panoply

n (= armour)Rüstung f; (= covering)Baldachin m; (fig liter)Dach nt; (= array)Palette f, → Spektrum nt; beneath the oak’s panoply of leavesunter dem Blätterdach der Eiche; the panoply of the sky/of starsdas Himmels-/Sternenzelt (liter)

panoply

[ˈpænəplɪ] n the whole panoply of (frm) → l'intera collezione di
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Quicker than the thoughts could follow those unexpected and audacious movements, an image, armed in the emblematic panoply of death, glided before their eyes, and assumed a threatening attitude at the other's side.
This bright panoply was not meant for mere idle show, but had been worn by the Governor on many a solemn muster and draining field, and had glittered, moreover, at the head of a regiment in the Pequod war.
We had a refreshing nap, then got up about three in the afternoon and put on our panoply.
Nay, but fair sir,'' said the Prior, ``I pray you to remember that Malkin hath as little skill in arms as her master, and that I warrant not her enduring the sight or weight of your full panoply.
At this moment Don Quixote came out in full panoply, with Mambrino's helmet, all dinted as it was, on his head, his buckler on his arm, and leaning on his staff or pike.
Later, Sola, with the aid of several of the other women, remodeled the trappings to fit my lesser proportions, and after they completed the work I went about garbed in all the panoply of war.
Thence in full panoply and equipment we came towards noon to the sacred waters of the Alpheus, and there we offered victims to almighty Jove, with a bull to Alpheus, another to Neptune, and a herd-heifer to Minerva.
Some of the courtiers -- the elder ones, for instance -- wore traveling dresses; but all the rest were clothed in warlike panoply.
From under this great panoply she peeped up in a nervous, hesitating fashion at our windows, while her body oscillated backward and forward, and her fingers fidgeted with her glove buttons.
It was because of the moral weight his awful panoply would have with the Bedouins.
Nay, my father," answered our quondam servant, who now, clad as he was in the full panoply of savage war, looked every inch a warrior king, "do thou speak, and let me, who am but a child in wisdom beside thee, hearken to thy words.
Along the same path that Tara of Helium had been led Turan was conducted toward the throne room of O-Tar the jeddak, and when he entered the Hall of Chiefs his interest turned to wonder and admiration as he viewed the ranks of statuesque thoatmen decked in their gorgeous, martial panoply.