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(1)   An arrangement of aerials spaced to give desired directional characteristics
(2)   Especially fine or decorative clothing
(3)   An impressive display
"It was a bewildering array of books"
"His tools were in an orderly array on the basement wall"
(4)   An orderly arrangement
"An array of troops in battle order"


(5)   Align oneself with a group or a way of thinking
(6)   Lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line
"Lay out the clothes"
"Lay out the arguments"


  1. To clothe and ornament; to adorn or attire
    He was arrayed in his finest robes and jewels.
  2. To lay out in an orderly arrangement; to deploy or marshal


  1. Clothing and ornamentation.
  2. A collection laid out to be viewed in full.
  3. An orderly series, arrangement or sequence.
    Antonym disarray.
  4. A large collection.
    We offer a dazzling array of choices.
  5. A vector.
  6. A multidimensional array.
  7. An associative array.

Usage notes

(the data structure) The synonym "vector" is more precise when the array is one-dimensional and the indices are either non-negative or positive integers.