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 Dictionary entry overview: What does array mean? 

ARRAY (noun)
  The noun ARRAY has 4 senses:

1. an orderly arrangement
2. an impressive display
3. especially fine or decorative clothing
4. an arrangement of aerials spaced to give desired directional characteristics

  Familiarity information: ARRAY used as a noun is uncommon.


ARRAY (verb)
  The verb ARRAY has 2 senses:

1. lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line
2. align oneself with a group or a way of thinking

  Familiarity information: ARRAY used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ARRAY (noun)


Sense 1array [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An orderly arrangement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context example:

an array of troops in battle order

Hypernyms ("array" is a kind of...):

arrangement (an orderly grouping (of things or persons) considered as a unit; the result of arranging)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "array"):

spectrum (an ordered array of the components of an emission or wave)

bank (an arrangement of similar objects in a row or in tiers)

panoply (a complete and impressive array)

column (a linear array of numbers one above another)

row (a linear array of numbers side by side)

matrix (a rectangular array of elements (or entries) set out by rows and columns)

table; tabular array (a set of data arranged in rows and columns)


Sense 2array [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An impressive display

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context examples:

it was a bewildering array of books / his tools were in an orderly array on the basement wall

Hypernyms ("array" is a kind of...):

display (exhibiting openly in public view)


Sense 3array [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Especially fine or decorative clothing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

raiment; regalia; array

Hypernyms ("array" is a kind of...):

article of clothing; clothing; habiliment; vesture; wear; wearable (a covering designed to be worn on a person's body)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "array"):

war paint (full ceremonial regalia)


Sense 4array [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An arrangement of aerials spaced to give desired directional characteristics

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("array" is a kind of...):

directional antenna (an antenna that transmits or receives signals only in a narrow angle)


ARRAY (verb)


Sense 1array [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

array; lay out; set out; range

Context examples:

lay out the clothes / lay out the arguments

Hypernyms (to "array" is one way to...):

arrange; set up (put into a proper or systematic order)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "array"):

compart (lay out in parts according to a plan)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 2array [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Align oneself with a group or a way of thinking

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

array; align

Hypernyms (to "array" is one way to...):

stand (have or maintain a position or stand on an issue)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "array"):

fall in line (agree on (a position))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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