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Definition of "panoply" [pan•o•ply]

  • A splendid or striking array: a panoply of colorful flags. See Synonyms at display. (noun)
  • Ceremonial attire with all accessories: a portrait of the general in full panoply. (noun)
  • Something that covers and protects: a porcupine's panoply of quills. (noun)
  • The complete arms and armor of a warrior. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "panoply" in a sentence
  • "Hasan a steed of the best and equipped him in panoply and weaponed him with goodly weapons."
  • "I ` m going to go look up the word panoply or whatever it was."
  • "The fact that Harlequin, Virtue and Pleasure are incorporated into the list suggests that the entire panoply is understood to be similarly fanciful."