[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
By torch and trumpet fast arrayed,
Each horseman drew his battle blade. --Campbell.
These doubts will be arrayed before their minds.
2. To deck or dress; to adorn with dress; to cloth to
envelop; -- applied esp. to dress of a splendid kind.
Pharaoh . . . arrayed him in vestures of fine linen.
In gelid caves with horrid gloom arrayed.
3. (Law) To set in order, as a jury, for the trial of a
cause; that is, to call them man by man. --Blackstone.
To array a panel, to set forth in order the men that are
impaneled. --Cowell. --Tomlins.
Syn: To draw up; arrange; dispose; set in order.
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,
1. Order; a regular and imposing arrangement; disposition in
regular lines; hence, order of battle; as, drawn up in
Wedged together in the closest array. --Gibbon.
2. The whole body of persons thus placed in order; an orderly
collection; hence, a body of soldiers.
A gallant array of nobles and cavaliers. --Prescott.
3. An imposing series of things.
Their long array of sapphire and of gold. --Byron.
4. Dress; garments disposed in order upon the person; rich or
beautiful apparel. --Dryden.
(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.
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: an orderly arrangement; "an array of troops in battle
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,
4: an arrangement of aerials spaced to give desired directional
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:
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 (30 December 2018):
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
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.
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.