- (transitive) To throw into disorder; to break the array of.
- Who with fiery steeds / Oft disarrayed the foes in battle ranged.
- (transitive) To take off the dress of; to unrobe.
- So, as she bade, the witch they disarrayed.
To throw into disorder; to break the array of
To take off the dress of; to unrobe
disarray (plural disarrays)
- Want of array or regular order; disorder; confusion.
2012 April 15, Phil McNulty, “Tottenham 1-5 Chelsea”, in BBC:
- Tottenham pushed forward in an attempt to complete the recovery - but only succeeded in leaving themselves wide open to Chelsea's attacks and Redknapp's side ended in total disarray.
- Confused attire; undress; dishabille.
- See also Thesaurus:disorder
Want of array or regular order