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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disarray  \Dis`ar*ray"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Disarrayed};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Disarraying}.]  [Pref.  dis-  +  array,  v.:  cf  OF 
  desarroyer  desarreier.] 
  1.  To  throw  into  disorder;  to  break  the  array  of 
 
  Who  with  fiery  steeds  Oft  disarrayed  the  foes  in 
  battle  ranged.  --Fenton. 
 
  2.  To  take  off  the  dress  of  to  unrobe. 
 
  So  as  she  bade,  the  witch  they  disarrayed. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disarray  \Dis`ar*ray"\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  d['e]sarroi.] 
  1.  Want  of  array  or  regular  order  disorder;  confusion. 
 
  Disrank  the  troops,  set  all  in  disarray.  --Daniel. 
 
  2.  Confused  attire;  undress.  --Spenser. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disarray 
  n  1:  a  mental  state  characterized  by  a  lack  of  clear  and  orderly 
  thought  and  behavior  [syn:  {confusion},  {mental 
  confusion}] 
  2:  untidiness  (especially  of  clothing  and  appearance)  [syn:  {disorderliness}] 
  v  :  bring  disorder  to  [syn:  {disorder}]  [ant:  {order}] 




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