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Array, subst. 1) dress, especially ornamental dress: “the fair sun, when in his fresh a. he cheers the morn,” Ven. 483. “fresh a.” As IV, 3, 144. “your best a.” V, 2, 79. “fine a.” Shr. II, 325. “in all her best a.” Rom. IV, 5, 81. “proud a.” Lr. III, 4, 85. As a vox media: “thou wolf in sheep's a.” H6A I, 3, 55. “mean a.” Shr. IV, 3, 182. Figuratively: in which a. (in blood), “brave soldier, doth he lie,” H5 IV, 6, 7. “happiness courts thee in her best a.” Rom. III, 3, 142.
2) order of troops in march and battle: “is marching hitherward in proud a.” H6B IV, 9, 27. “stand we in good a.” H6C V, 1, 62.
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