Meaning of panoply

pan•o•ply

Pronunciation: (pan'u-plē), [key]
— pl. -plies.
  1. a wide-ranging and impressive array or display: the dazzling panoply of the maharaja's procession; the panoply of European history.
  2. a complete suit of armor.
  3. a protective covering.
  4. full ceremonial attire or paraphernalia; special dress and equipment.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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