arrayed


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ar·ray

 (ə-rā′)
tr.v. ar·rayed, ar·ray·ing, ar·rays
1. To set out for display or use; place in an orderly arrangement: arrayed the whole regiment on the parade ground.
2. To dress, especially in fine clothes; adorn.
n.
1. An orderly, often imposing arrangement: an array of royal jewels.
2. An impressively large number, as of persons or objects: an array of heavily armed troops; an array of spare parts.
3. Splendid attire; fine clothing.
4. Mathematics
a. A rectangular arrangement of quantities in rows and columns, as in a matrix.
b. Numerical data linearly ordered by magnitude.
5. An arrangement of usually identical devices, often sensors, that function as a unit: an array of solar panels.
6. Computers A group of memory elements accessed by one or more indices.

[Middle English arraien, from Anglo-Norman arraier, from Vulgar Latin *arrēdāre; see reidh- in Indo-European roots.]
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arrayed

(əˈreɪd)
adj
1. set out on display
2. (Chemistry) arranged in order
3. (Mathematics) arranged in order
4. (Military) military formal drawn up; marshalled
5. literary dressed, clad
6. to be arrayed against formal to be opposed to
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.arrayed - in ceremonial attire and paraphernaliaarrayed - in ceremonial attire and paraphernalia; "professors arrayed in robes"
clad, clothed - wearing or provided with clothing; sometimes used in combination; "clothed and in his right mind"- Bible; "proud of her well-clothed family"; "nurses clad in white"; "white-clad nurses"
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Translations

arrayed

[əˈreɪd] adj
(= arranged) [objects, goods] → disposé(e)
to be arrayed against sb [military force] → être déployé(e) contre qn
(literary) (= dressed, clad) → paré(e)
to be arrayed in sth → être paré(e) de qch
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References in classic literature ?
Being naturally great mimics of men's actions, they showed themselves most apt pupils, and when arrayed in their rich clothes and masks, they danced as well as any of the courtiers.
[I have seen that remark before somewhere.] The pier was crowded with carriages and men; passengers were arriving and hurrying on board; the vessel's decks were encumbered with trunks and valises; groups of excursionists, arrayed in unattractive traveling costumes, were moping about in a drizzling rain and looking as droopy and woebegone as so many molting chickens.
There she hangs up her curved bow and her arrows, and heads and leads the dances, gracefully arrayed, while all they utter their heavenly voice, singing how neat-ankled Leto bare children supreme among the immortals both in thought and in deed.
The King looked upon this tremendous army, which stood silently arrayed before him, and a cruel smile curled the corners of his mouth, for he saw that his legions were very powerful.
By uniting the several detachments of his command, this officer might have arrayed nearly double that number of combatants against the enterprising Frenchman, who had ventured so far from his reinforcements, with an army but little superior in numbers.
Arrayed in decent black; occupying a conspicuous pulpit; intent on bible leaves; what a candidate for an archbishoprick, what a lad for a Pope were this mincer!