1250–1300; Middle English arrayen < Anglo-French arayer, Old French are(y)er < Germanic; compare Old English ārǣdan to prepare, equivalent to ā- a-3 + ræde ready (Source: dictionary.com)
Middle English (in the senses ‘preparedness’ and ‘place in readiness’): from Old French arei (noun), areer (verb), based on Latin ad- ‘towards’ + a Germanic base meaning ‘prepare’. (Source: lexico.com)
Definitions of Arrayed
verb (used with object)
to place in proper or desired order; marshal:
to clothe with garments, especially of an ornamental kind; dress up; deck out:
order or arrangement, as of troops drawn up for battle.
military force, especially a body of troops.
a large and impressive grouping or organization of things:
regular order or arrangement; series:
a large group, number, or quantity of people or things:
an arrangement of interrelated objects or items of equipment for accomplishing a particular task:
Mathematics, Statistics. an arrangement of a series of terms according to value, as from largest to smallest. an arrangement of a series of terms in some geometric pattern, as in a matrix.
Computers. a block of related data elements, each of which is usually identified by one or more subscripts.
Radio. antenna array.
an impressive display or collection
an orderly or regular arrangement, esp of troops in battle order
poetic rich clothing; apparel
maths a sequence of numbers or symbols in a specified order
maths a set of numbers or symbols arranged in rows and columns, as in a determinant or matrix
electronics an arrangement of aerials spaced to give desired directional characteristics, used esp in radar
law a panel of jurors
the arming of military forces
computing a regular data structure in which individual elements may be located by reference to one or more integer index variables, the number of such indices being the number of dimensions in the array
to dress in rich attire; adorn
to arrange in order (esp troops for battle); marshal
law to draw up (a panel of jurors)
An impressive display or range of a particular type of thing.
An ordered series or arrangement.
Elaborate or beautiful clothing.
A list of jurors impanelled.
Display or arrange (things) in a particular way.
Dress someone in (the clothes specified)
Impanel (a jury).
: to dress or decorate especially in splendid or impressive attire : adorn … he had already arrayed himself in his best clothes.— Thomas Hardy
: to set or place in order : draw up, marshal the forces arrayed against us
: to set or set forth in order (something, such as a jury) for the trial of a cause
: to arrange or display in or as if in an array The … data are arrayed in descending order.— Ed Burnett
: an imposing group : large number faced a whole array of problems also : variety, assortment a broad array of styles
: a regular and imposing grouping or arrangement : order lined up … in soldierly array— Donald Barthelme
: an orderly listing of jurors impaneled
: clothing, attire
: rich or beautiful apparel : finery
: a body of soldiers : militia the baron and his feudal array
: a number of mathematical elements arranged in rows and columns
: a data structure in which similar elements of data are arranged in a table
: a series of statistical data arranged in classes in order of magnitude
: a group of elements forming a complete unit an antenna array
Example sentences for Arrayed
For this service he arrayed himself in an old-fashioned frock coat with long skirts.
Arrayed over four acres, the 3,500 panels have a combined generation capacity of one megawatt.
Instead, it has mirrors—300,000 of them—all arrayed in rings around three giant towers.
You are arrayed against incredible power, which can come at you in different ways.
Sixteen platforms were designed by González to be arrayed throughout the grounds.
Paris was arrayed in gorgeous dress, and every one went in for a day of rare pleasure.
It was Mevrouw van Holp arrayed in the grandest of caps and the longest of satin aprons ruffled with lace.
At last, arrayed in David's coat as a substitute, over her own dainty garments, little Barbedie Pelham fell to repose.
She arrayed herself most carefully and they started off, extending excuses upstairs.
Against these were arrayed six thousand trained soldiers and a vast host of undisciplined rabble.