[ar.ray] vt [ME, fr. OF arayer, fr. (assumed) VL arredare, fr. L ad- + a base of Gmc origin; akin to Goth garaiths arranged--more at ready] (14c) 1: to dress or decorate esp. in splendid or impressive attire: adorn
2. a: to set or place in order: draw up, marshal b: to set or set forth in order (as a jury) for the trial of a cause -- ar.ray.er n
array n (14c) 1 a: a regular and imposing grouping or arrangement: order "lined up ... in soldierly ~ --Donald Barthelme" b: an orderly listing of jurors impaneled
2. a: clothing, attire b: rich or beautiful apparel: finery
3: a body of soldiers: militia "the baron and his feudal ~"
4: an imposing group: large number "faced a whole ~ of problems"
5. a (1): a number of mathematical elements arranged in rows and columns (2): a data structure in which similar elements of data are arranged in a table b: a series of statistical data arranged in classes in order of magnitude
6: a group of elements forming a complete unit "an antenna ~"