Definition of panoply noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpænəpli//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpænəpli//
[singular, uncountable] (formal)
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a large and impressive number or collection of something synonym array The government has promised a whole panoply of social and economic improvements. Word Originlate 16th cent. (in the sense ‘complete protection for spiritual warfare’, often with reference to the Bible (Ephesus 6:11, 13): from French panoplie or modern Latin panoplia ‘full armour’, from Greek, from pan ‘all’ + hopla ‘arms’.
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