Definition of array verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    array

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    BrE BrE//əˈreɪ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈreɪ//
     
    [usually passive](formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they array
    BrE BrE//əˈreɪ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈreɪ//
     
    he / she / it arrays
    BrE BrE//əˈreɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈreɪz//
     
    past simple arrayed
    BrE BrE//əˈreɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈreɪd//
     
    past participle arrayed
    BrE BrE//əˈreɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈreɪd//
     
    -ing form arraying
    BrE BrE//əˈreɪɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈreɪɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1array something to arrange a group of things in a pleasing way or so that they are in order Jars of all shapes and sizes were arrayed on the shelves.
  2. 2array somebody (specialist) to arrange soldiers in a position from which they are ready to attack
  3. Word Origin 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’.
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