Array - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈreɪ|  American pronunciation of the word array
Brit.  |əˈreɪ|  British pronunciation of the word array


- an orderly arrangement
an array of troops in battle order
- an impressive display
it was a bewildering array of books
his tools were in an orderly array on the basement wall
- especially fine or decorative clothing (syn: raiment, regalia)
- an arrangement of aerials spaced to give desired directional characteristics


- lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line (syn: lay out, range, set out)
- align oneself with a group or a way of thinking (syn: align)

Extra examples

She arrayed herself in rich velvets and satins.

...a door arrayed for the holidays with a beautiful evergreen wreath... array of baseball gloves in the corner of his room...

He faced a whole array of problems.

Security cameras were arrayed at every angle around the entrance.

There was a vast array of colours to choose from.

She came in arrayed in all her finery.

MOS array

He has a full array of stereo equipment.

...the diamond cutter set out an array of brilliants to show the various ways the diamond could be cut...

...the display case held an impressive array of military medals from World War II...

...the botanical garden boasts an array of horticultural exotics from around the world...

...the cafeteria's self-serve table has a full array of condiments...

...a philanthropist who consecrated his considerable fortune to an array of charitable causes...

...a wide array of hand-painted earthenware available at the craft fair...

Word forms

I/you/we/they: array
he/she/it: arrays
present participle: arraying
past tense: arrayed
past participle: arrayed
singular: array
plural: arrays
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