array


array
ar|ray1 [əˈreı] n
1.) [usually singular]
a group of people or things, especially one that is large or impressive
array of
a dazzling array of flowers
a bewildering array of options
a vast/impressive/wide array
There was a vast array of colours to choose from.
2.) technical a set of numbers or signs, or of computer memory units, arranged in lines across or down
array 2
array2 v [T usually passive]
[Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: arayer, from Vulgar Latin arredare]
1.) literary to wear particular clothes, especially clothes of good quality
arrayed in sth
She came in arrayed in all her finery.
2.) literary to arrange something in an attractive way
arrayed on sth
make-up arrayed on the bathroom counter
3.) formal to put soldiers in position ready to fight

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  • Array — Ar*ray , n. [OE. arai, arrai, OF. arrai, arrei, arroi, order, arrangement, dress, F. arroi; a (L. ad) + OF. rai, rei, roi, order, arrangement, fr. G. or Scand.; cf. Goth. raidjan, garaidjan, to arrange, MHG. gereiten, Icel. rei[eth]i rigging,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • array — ar·ray 1 /ə rā/ vt: to set (a jury) for trial; specif: to set (a jury) by calling out the names of the jurors one at a time compare impanel array 2 n: the group of people summoned to serve as jurors from which the jury will be chosen; also: a… …   Law dictionary

  • array — ar‧ray [əˈreɪ] noun [countable] 1. a range of many different things: • a vast array of electronic and consumer products 2. COMPUTING a set of computer memory units arranged in rows across or down: • a device that stores massive amounts of… …   Financial and business terms

  • array — [n1] collection, considerable group arrangement, batch, body, bunch, bundle, clump, cluster, design, display, disposition, exhibition, formation, host, lineup, lot, multitude, order, parade, pattern, set, show, supply, throng; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • Array — Ar*ray , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Arrayed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Arraying}.] [OE. araien, arraien, fr. OE. arraier, arreier, arreer, arroier, fr. arrai. See {Array}, n.] 1. To place or dispose in order, as troops for battle; to marshal. [1913 Webster] By …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • array — vb 1 *line, line up, range, align Analogous words: marshal, arrange, *order Antonyms: disarray 2 *clothe, apparel, attire, robe, dress array n *display, parade, pomp Analogous words: showing …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • array — ► NOUN 1) an impressive display or range of a particular thing. 2) an ordered arrangement of troops. 3) literary elaborate or beautiful clothing. ► VERB 1) display or arrange in a neat or impressive way. 2) (be arrayed in) be elaborately clothed… …   English terms dictionary

  • array — [ə rā′] vt. [ME arraien < OFr areer < ML * arredare, to put in order < L ad , to + Gmc * raid : for IE base see RIDE] 1. to place in order; marshal (troops for battle, etc.) 2. to dress in fine or showy attire; deck out n. 1. an orderly… …   English World dictionary

  • Array — In computer science an array [Paul E. Black, array , in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures , Paul E. Black, ed., U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. 26 August 2008 (accessed 10 September 2008).… …   Wikipedia

  • Array — Datenfeld; Feld * * * Ar|ray 〈[ərɛı] m. 6 oder n. 15〉 1. Anordnung, Anreihung gleichartiger Dinge 2. 〈EDV〉 Liste von Datenwerten gleichen Typs 3. 〈El.〉 reihenartige Anordnung gleichartiger elektronischer Bauelemente [engl., „Aufstellung,… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • array — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ broad, endless, extensive, full, huge, large, vast, wide ▪ a seemingly endless array of options …   Collocations dictionary


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