Meaning of ARRAY in English


Pronunciation: ə - ' r ā

Function: transitive verb

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French arraier, from Vulgar Latin *arredare, from Latin ad- + a base of Germanic origin; akin to Gothic garaiths arranged ― more at READY

Date: 14th century

1 : to dress or decorate especially in splendid or impressive attire : ADORN <he had already array ed himself in his best clothes ― Thomas Hardy>

2 a : to set or place in order : DRAW UP , MARSHAL <the forces array ed against us> b : to set or set forth in order (as a jury) for the trial of a cause

3 : to arrange or display in or as if in an array <the ⋯ data are array ed in descending order ― Ed Burnett>

– ar · ray · er noun

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.