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Topic: MILITARY

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: arayer, from Vulgar Latin arredare

array

2 verb
     
array2 [transitive usually passive]
1 literary to wear particular clothes, especially clothes of good quality
She came in arrayed in all her finery.
2 literary to arrange something in an attractive way
arrayed on something
make-up arrayed on the bathroom counter
3 formalPM to put soldiers in position ready to fight
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