- 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.
- 2array somebody (specialist) to arrange soldiers in a position from which they are ready to attack Word Origin Middle English (in the senses ‘preparedness’ and ‘place in readiness’): from Old French arei (noun), areer (verb), based on Latin ad-
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//