Meaning of ARRAY in English

[ ə'reɪ ]

■ noun

1》 an impressive display or range of a particular thing.

2》 an ordered arrangement of troops.

3》 Mathematics an arrangement of quantities or symbols in rows and columns; a matrix.

4》 Computing an ordered set of related elements.

5》 Law a list of impanelled jurors.

6》 literary elaborate or beautiful clothing.

■ verb

1》 display or arrange in a neat or impressive way.

2》 ( be ~ed in ) be elaborately clothed in.

3》 Law impanel (a jury).


ME: from OFr. arei (n.), areer (v.), based on L. ad- 'towards' + a Gmc base meaning 'prepare'.

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