What does the word array mean?

Usage examples for array

  1. The day after he went away, Timoleon came up before the city, in array for a battle. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  2. We may allow this; and yet with reverence presume that His own pure eyes look upon the lilies' array with a delight in their mere loveliness, infinitely greater than that which men, or even angels, take in it, seeing it is written,-" for thy pleasure they are, and were created." – The Romance of Natural History, Second Series by Philip Henry Gosse
  3. The children all went to bed readily enough, they were so very tired, even though they had to go in this strange array. – The Children's Book of Christmas Stories by Various