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NOUN (4)

1. an orderly arrangement;
- Example: "an array of troops in battle order"

2. an impressive display;
- Example: "it was a bewildering array of books"
- Example: "his tools were in an orderly array on the basement wall"

3. especially fine or decorative clothing;
[syn: array, raiment, regalia]

4. an arrangement of aerials spaced to give desired directional characteristics;


VERB (2)

1. lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line;
- Example: "lay out the clothes"
- Example: "lay out the arguments"
[syn: range, array, lay out, set out]

2. align oneself with a group or a way of thinking;
[syn: align, array]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 torch and trumpet fast arrayed, Each horseman drew his battle blade. --Campbell. [1913 Webster] These doubts will be arrayed before their minds. --Farrar. [1913 Webster] 2. To deck or dress; to adorn with dress; to cloth to envelop; -- applied esp. to dress of a splendid kind. [1913 Webster] Pharaoh . . . arrayed him in vestures of fine linen. --Gen. xli.?. [1913 Webster] In gelid caves with horrid gloom arrayed. --Trumbull. [1913 Webster] 3. (Law) To set in order, as a jury, for the trial of a cause; that is, to call them man by man. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster] To array a panel, to set forth in order the men that are impaneled. --Cowell. --Tomlins. [1913 Webster] Syn: To draw up; arrange; dispose; set in order. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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, harness; akin to E. ready. Cf. Ready, Greith, Curry.] 1. Order; a regular and imposing arrangement; disposition in regular lines; hence, order of battle; as, drawn up in battle array. [1913 Webster] Wedged together in the closest array. --Gibbon. [1913 Webster] 2. The whole body of persons thus placed in order; an orderly collection; hence, a body of soldiers. [1913 Webster] A gallant array of nobles and cavaliers. --Prescott. [1913 Webster] 3. An imposing series of things. [1913 Webster] Their long array of sapphire and of gold. --Byron. [1913 Webster] 4. Dress; garments disposed in order upon the person; rich or beautiful apparel. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 5. (Law) (a) A ranking or setting forth in order, by the proper officer, of a jury as impaneled in a cause. (b) The panel itself. (c) The whole body of jurors summoned to attend the court. [1913 Webster] To challenge the array (Law), to except to the whole panel. --Cowell. --Tomlins. --Blount. Commission of array (Eng. Hist.), a commission given by the prince to officers in every county, to muster and array the inhabitants, or see them in a condition for war. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

array n 1: an orderly arrangement; "an array of troops in battle order" 2: an impressive display; "it was a bewildering array of books"; "his tools were in an orderly array on the basement wall" 3: especially fine or decorative clothing [syn: array, raiment, regalia] 4: an arrangement of aerials spaced to give desired directional characteristics v 1: lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line; "lay out the clothes"; "lay out the arguments" [syn: range, array, lay out, set out] 2: align oneself with a group or a way of thinking [syn: align, array]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

290 Moby Thesaurus words for "array": Indian file, adduce, adorn, advance, align, allege, allocate, allocation, allot, allotment, apparel, apportion, apportionment, armed force, armed service, army, arrange, arrangement, arranging, arraying, articulation, attire, bank, batch, beautify, bedeck, bedizen, bedizenment, bedrape, blazon, body, bring forward, bring on, bring to bear, bunch, bundle, bundle up, buzz, career soldiers, catena, catenation, chain, chain reaction, chaining, clad, clothe, clothes, clothing, clump, cluster, clutch, collation, collocate, collocation, color, compose, concatenation, concord, connection, consecution, constitution, continuum, cool off, costume, course, cycle, dandify, deal, deal out, deck, deck out, decorate, deploy, deployment, descent, dight, disposal, dispose, disposition, distribute, distribution, dizen, doll up, drape, drapery, dress, dress up, dressing, drone, dud, duds, embellish, emblazon, embroider, enclothe, endless belt, endless round, endue, enrich, enrobe, enshroud, envelop, enwrap, exhibition, exposing, fanfare, fashion, fatigues, feathers, fig, fig out, fighting machine, file, filiation, fix, fix up, forces, form, formation, formulation, furbish, gamut, garb, garment, garments, garnish, gear, grace, gradation, grade, ground forces, ground troops, guise, gussy up, habiliment, habilitate, habit, harmonize, harmony, hierarchize, host, hum, invest, investiture, investment, lap, lay out, layout, legions, line, line up, lineage, linen, lineup, lot, marshal, marshaling, methodize, military establishment, monotone, muffle up, nexus, normalize, occupation force, offer, order, ordering, organization, organize, ornament, pacify, paint, panoply, parade, paratroops, parcel out, peace, pendulum, periodicity, place, placement, plead, plenum, pomp, powder train, prank, prank up, preen, present, prettify, primp, primp up, prink, prink up, produce, progression, proportion, queue, quiet, quietude, rag out, rags, raiment, rally, range, rank, rank and file, ranks, recurrence, redecorate, redo, refurbish, regiment, regimentation, regular army, regularity, regularize, regulars, regulate, reticulation, robe, robes, rotation, round, routine, routinize, row, run, scale, sequence, series, set, set off, set out, set up, setup, sheathe, shine, show, showing, shroud, single file, ski troops, smarten, smarten up, soldiery, space, spectrum, sportswear, spruce up, standardize, standing army, storm troops, string, string out, structure, structuring, style, succession, swaddle, swath, swathe, symmetry, syntax, system, systematize, the line, the military, thread, threads, tier, tire, titivate, togs, toilette, train, tranquilize, tranquillity, trick out, trick up, trim, troops, uniformity, vestment, vesture, wear, wearing apparel, windrow, wrap, wrap up
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

array 1. A collection of identically typed data items distinguished by their indices (or "subscripts"). The number of dimensions an array can have depends on the language but is usually unlimited. An array is a kind of aggregate data type. A single ordinary variable (a "scalar") could be considered as a zero-dimensional array. A one-dimensional array is also known as a "vector". A reference to an array element is written something like A[i,j,k] where A is the array name and i, j and k are the indices. The C language is peculiar in that each index is written in separate brackets, e.g. A[i][j][k]. This expresses the fact that, in C, an N-dimensional array is actually a vector, each of whose elements is an N-1 dimensional array. Elements of an array are usually stored contiguously. Languages differ as to whether the leftmost or rightmost index varies most rapidly, i.e. whether each row is stored contiguously or each column (for a 2D array). Arrays are appropriate for storing data which must be accessed in an unpredictable order, in contrast to lists which are best when accessed sequentially. Array indices are integers, usually natural numbers, whereas the elements of an associative array are identified by strings. 2. A processor array, not to be confused with an array processor. (2007-10-12)
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

ARRAY, practice. The whole body of jurors summoned to attend a court, as they are arrayed or arranged on the panel. Vide Challenges, and Dane's Ab. Index, h.t.; 1 Chit. Cr. Law, 536; Com. Dig. Challenge, B.