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 for Array
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Array \Ar*ray"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Arrayed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Arraying.] [OE. araien, arraien, fr. OE. arraier, arreier,
     arreer, arroier, fr. arrai. See Array, n.]
     1. To place or dispose in order, as troops for battle; to
        marshal.
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              By torch and trumpet fast arrayed,
              Each horseman drew his battle blade.  --Campbell.
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              These doubts will be arrayed before their minds.
                                                    --Farrar.
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     2. To deck or dress; to adorn with dress; to cloth to
        envelop; -- applied esp. to dress of a splendid kind.
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              Pharaoh . . . arrayed him in vestures of fine linen.
                                                    --Gen. xli.?.
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              In gelid caves with horrid gloom arrayed.
                                                    --Trumbull.
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     3. (Law) To set in order, as a jury, for the trial of a
        cause; that is, to call them man by man. --Blackstone.
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     To array a panel, to set forth in order the men that are
        impaneled. --Cowell. --Tomlins.
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     Syn: To draw up; arrange; dispose; set in order.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Array \Ar*ray"\, n. [OE. arai, arrai, OF. arrai, arrei, arroi,
     order, arrangement, dress, F. arroi; a (L. ad) + OF. rai,
     rei, roi, order, arrangement, fr. G. or Scand.; cf. Goth.
     raidjan, garaidjan, to arrange, MHG. gereiten, Icel.
     rei[eth]i rigging, harness; akin to E. ready. Cf. Ready,
     Greith, Curry.]
     1. Order; a regular and imposing arrangement; disposition in
        regular lines; hence, order of battle; as, drawn up in
        battle array.
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              Wedged together in the closest array. --Gibbon.
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     2. The whole body of persons thus placed in order; an orderly
        collection; hence, a body of soldiers.
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              A gallant array of nobles and cavaliers. --Prescott.
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     3. An imposing series of things.
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              Their long array of sapphire and of gold. --Byron.
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     4. Dress; garments disposed in order upon the person; rich or
        beautiful apparel. --Dryden.
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     5. (Law)
        (a) A ranking or setting forth in order, by the proper
            officer, of a jury as impaneled in a cause.
        (b) The panel itself.
        (c) The whole body of jurors summoned to attend the court.
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     To challenge the array (Law), to except to the whole panel.
        --Cowell. --Tomlins. --Blount.
  
     Commission of array (Eng. Hist.), a commission given by the
        prince to officers in every county, to muster and array
        the inhabitants, or see them in a condition for war.
        --Blackstone.
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