Memidex: Free online dictionary/thesaurus and more....
| Free Tools | Preferences | About | Contact | Index

panoply

Definition:

a complete and impressive array

Class:

group noun (groupings of people and objects)

Plural:

panoplies

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Greek panoplia "complete suit of armor", from pan- "all" + hopla (plural) "arms"...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

panoply | panoplies [plural] | panoplied [adjective, derived]

a complete or magnificent array | the entire equipment of a warrior (11 of 411 words, 2 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/panoply

Wikipedia:

Panoply

a complete suit of armour. The word represents the ancient Greek πανοπλία. The word πᾶν means "all", and ὅπλον, "arms". Thus "panoply" refers to the full armour of a hoplite or heavy-armed soldier, i.e. the shield, breastplate, helmet... (38 of 220 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Panoply

Oxford Dictionary:

panoply | panoplied [derived]

an extensive or impressive collection | a splendid display | [historical, literary] : a complete suit of armour. (16 of 88 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/panoply

Merriam-Webster:

panoply | panoplies [plural]

a full suit of armor ; ceremonial attire | something forming a protective covering | a magnificent or impressive array ; a display of all appropriate ... (24 of 86 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/panoply

American Heritage Dictionary:

panoply | panoplies [plural]

A splendid or striking array | Ceremonial attire with all accessories | Something that covers and protects | The complete arms and armor of a warrior. (23 of 63 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/panoply

Wiktionary:

panoply | panoplies [plural]

A splendid display of something. | a collection or display of weaponry | Ceremonial garments, complete with all accessories. | A complete set of armour. | Something that covers and protects. (27 of 61 words, 5 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/panoply

Random House Dictionary:

panoply | panoplies [plural]

a wide-ranging and impressive array or display. | a complete suit of armor. | a protective covering. | full ceremonial attire or paraphernalia; ... (20 of 47 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/panoply

New World Dictionary:

panoply | panoplies [plural] | panoplied [adjective, related]

a complete suit of armor | any protective covering | any complete or magnificent covering or array (15 of 38 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/panoply

Macmillan British Dictionary:

panoply [singular, formal]

a large and impressive range of things (7 of 32 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/panoply

Cambridge Dictionary:

panoply [formal]

a wide range or collection of different things (8 of 27 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/panoply

Encarta Dictionary:

panoply | panoplies [plural]

an impressive and magnificent display or array of something | ceremonial dress with all the necessary accessories | a covering that protects something ... (21 of 68 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861723506​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

panoply

First use: 1570s

Origin: Greek panoplia "complete suit of armor", from pan- "all" + hopla (plural) "arms" of a hoplites ("heavily armed soldier"). ... (20 of 42 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=panoply

Oxford Dictionary:

panoply

First use: late 16th century

Origin: (in the sense 'complete protection for spiritual warfare', often with biblical allusion to Eph. 6:11, 13): from French panoplie or modern Latin ... (25 of 35 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/panoply

Collins Dictionary:

panoply | panoplies [plural]

First use: 17th century

Origin: via French from Greek panoplia complete armour, from pan- + hopla armour, pl of hoplon tool

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/panoply

Wiktionary:

panoply | panoplies [plural]

Origin: Ancient Greek πανοπλία (panoplĂ­a), from πάν (pan, "all") (English pan-) + ὅπλον (oplos, "arms") (English hopl-).

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/panoply

New World Dictionary:

panoply | panoplies [plural]

Origin: Greek panoplia from pan, all (see "pan-") + hopla, arms, plural of hoplon, tool (see "hoplite")

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/panoply

Merriam-Webster:

panoply | panoplies [plural]

First use: 1632

Origin: Greek panoplia, from pan- + hopla arms, armor, plural of hoplon tool, weapon

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/panoply

American Heritage Dictionary:

panoply | panoplies [plural]

Origin: Greek panopliā: pan-, pan- + hopla, arms, armor, plural of hoplon, weapon.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/panoply

Encarta Dictionary:

panoply | panoplies [plural]

First use: Late 16th century

Origin: French from Greek panoplia, literally "all weapons" from hopla "weapons"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861723506​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

panoply | panoplies [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "panoply"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/panoply

Collins Dictionary:

panoply | panoplies [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "panoply"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/panoply

Macmillan British Dictionary:

panoply [singular, formal]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "panoply"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/panoply

Macmillan American Dictionary:

panoply [singular, formal]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "panoply"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/panoply

Cambridge Dictionary:

panoply [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "panoply"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "panoply"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/panoply

the Free Dictionary:

panoply

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "panoply"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "panoply"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "panoply" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/panoply

Google Dictionary:

panoply | panoplies [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "panoply"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=panoply

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

panoply

Audio: North American pronunciation of "panoply"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=panopl​02 word=panoply

YourDictionary Audio:

panoply

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "panoply" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/panoply

freedictionary.org:

panoply

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "panoply" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=panoply

Page last updated: 2013-06-26

Copyright © 2008-2013 Memidex