Apparel vs Array - What's the difference?

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Apparel is a related term of array.

As nouns the difference between apparel and array

is that apparel is clothing while array is clothing and ornamentation.

As verbs the difference between apparel and array

is that apparel is to furnish with apparatus; to equip; to fit out while array is to clothe and ornament; to adorn or attire.




  • clothing
  • * Denham
  • fresh in his new apparel , proud and young
  • * Tatler
  • At public devotion his resigned carriage made religion appear in the natural apparel of simplicity.
  • A small ornamental piece of embroidery worn on albs and some other ecclesiastical vestments.
  • (nautical) The furniture of a ship, such as masts, sails, rigging, anchors, guns, etc.
  • Synonyms

    * See also


  • To furnish with apparatus; to equip; to fit out.
  • Ships . . . appareled to fight. --Hayward.
  • To dress or clothe; to attire.
  • They which are gorgeously appareled , and live delicately, are in kings' courts. --Luke vii. 25.
  • To dress with external ornaments; to cover with something ornamental; to deck; to embellish; as, trees appareled with flowers, or a garden with verdure.
  • array



    (en noun)
  • Clothing and ornamentation.
  • (Dryden)
  • A collection laid out to be viewed in full.
  • An orderly series, arrangement or sequence.
  • * Prescott
  • a gallant array of nobles and cavaliers
  • Order; a regular and imposing arrangement; disposition in regular lines; hence, order of battle.
  • drawn up in battle array
  • * Gibbon
  • wedged together in the closest array
  • A large collection.
  • * Byron
  • their long array of sapphire and of gold
    We offer a dazzling array of choices.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011
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  • (programming) Any of various data structures designed to hold multiple elements of the same type; especially , a data structure that holds these elements in adjacent memory locations so that they may be retrieved using numeric indices.
  • (legal) A ranking or setting forth in order, by the proper officer, of a jury as impanelled in a cause; the panel itself; or the whole body of jurors summoned to attend the court.
  • (military) A militia.
  • Usage notes

    * (any of various data structures) The exact usage of the term , and of related terms, generally depends on the programming language. For example, many languages distinguish a fairly low-level "array" construct from a higher-level "list" or "vector" construct. Some languages distinguish between an "array" and a variety of "associative array"; others have only the latter concept, calling it an "array".

    Derived terms

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    * (orderly series) disarray

    See also

    * (any of various data structures) ones-based indexing, zero-based indexing


  • To clothe and ornament; to adorn or attire
  • He was arrayed in his finest robes and jewels.
  • To lay out in an orderly arrangement; to deploy or marshal
  • (legal) To set in order, as a jury, for the trial of a cause; that is, to call them one at a time.
  • (Blackstone)