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.]
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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
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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.
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Panoply

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

noun
An impressive or ostentatious exhibition:
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Translations

panoply

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

[ˈpænəplɪ] n the whole panoply of (frm) → l'intera collezione di
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References in classic literature ?
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.
Perhaps this was because the First Mate always paraded it in panoply of gold.
We had a refreshing nap, then got up about three in the afternoon and put on our panoply. As we tramped gaily out at the gate of the town, we overtook a peasant's cart, partly laden with odds and ends of cabbages and similar vegetable rubbish, and drawn by a small cow and a smaller donkey yoked together.
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.
Some of the courtiers -- the elder ones, for instance -- wore traveling dresses; but all the rest were clothed in warlike panoply. Many wore the gorges and buff coat of the times of Henry IV.
"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.
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."
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.
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. Never, he thought, had he seen upon Barsoom more soldierly figures or thoats so perfectly trained to perfection of immobility as these.
``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. O, Malkin, I promise you, is a beast of judgment, and will contend against any undue weight I did but borrow the Fructus Temporum from the priest of Saint Bees, and I promise you she would not stir from the gate until I had exchanged the huge volume for my little breviary.''
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.