Meaning of ARRAY in English

— arrayer , n.

/euh ray"/ , v.t.

1. to place in proper or desired order; marshal: Napoleon arrayed his troops for battle.

2. to clothe with garments, esp. of an ornamental kind; dress up; deck out: She arrayed herself in furs and diamonds.


3. order or arrangement, as of troops drawn up for battle.

4. military force, esp. a body of troops.

5. a large and impressive grouping or organization of things: He couldn't dismiss the array of facts.

6. regular order or arrangement; series: an array of figures.

7. a large group, number, or quantity of people or things: an impressive array of scholars; an imposing array of books.

8. attire; dress: in fine array.

9. an arrangement of interrelated objects or items of equipment for accomplishing a particular task: thousands of solar cells in one vast array.

10. Math. , Statistics.

a. an arrangement of a series of terms according to value, as from largest to smallest.

b. an arrangement of a series of terms in some geometric pattern, as in a matrix.

11. Computers. a block of related data elements, each of which is usually identified by one or more subscripts.

12. Radio. See antenna array .

[ 1250-1300; ME arrayen arayer, OF are ( y ) er araedan to prepare, equiv. to a- A- 3 + raede ready ]

Syn. 1. arrange, range, order, dispose. 2. apparel, dress, attire; ornament, adorn, decorate. 3. disposition. 5. show, exhibit, exhibition. 8. raiment.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .