oxford views updated May 18 2018
pan·o·ply / ˈpanəplē/ •
n. a complete or impressive collection of things: a deliciously inventive panoply of insults. ∎ a splendid display: all the panoply of Western religious liturgy. ∎ hist. or poetic/lit. a complete set of arms or suit of armor.DERIVATIVES: pan·o·plied / -plēd/ adj.
oxford views updated May 17 2018
Sculpted representation of the parts of a suit of armour, with various weapons, arranged decoratively in a heap, in schemes of military decoration
oxford views updated May 11 2018
complete suit of armour. XVII. — F. panoplie
or modL. panoplia
— Gr. panoplíā
, f. PAN-
gale views updated May 23 2018
the equipment of a warrior.