downright; thorough; unmitigated; notorious:
an arrant fool.
Accordingly, that dignified individual took an opportunity of remarking to the king that he considered the English arrant cowards.
How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves W.H.G. Kingston
This arrant rogue was only a petty knave that any one could dupe.
Samuel Brohl & Company Victor Cherbuliez
But the arrant Low escaped without injury, and continued his career of contemptible crime for some time longer.
Buccaneers and Pirates of Our Coasts Frank Richard Stockton
To doubt what they believed could only be ascribed to arrant folly or to wickedness.
The Hero William Somerset Maugham
He was a tight brisk little man, with the air of an arrant old bachelor.
The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Washington Irving
An arrant traitor as any is in the universal world, or in France, or in England!
Familiar Quotations John Bartlett
“Yes, he did,” I said in disgust—for I was beginning to understand that Billy and his magic seed were arrant frauds.
The Story Girl Lucy Maud Montgomery
He preys only on the smallest quadrupeds, and with all his voracity he is an arrant poltroon.
The Bush Boys Captain Mayne Reid
The “To Let” sign on the little house was an arrant piece of hypocrisy.
Rose O’ the River Kate Douglas Wiggin
Grena, I know not how it hath been with you, but for me, I have been an arrant coward.
All’s Well Emily Sarah Holt
utter; out-and-out: an arrant fool
late 14c., variant of errant (q.v.); at first merely derogatory, “wandering, vagrant;” then (1540s) acquiring a meaning “thoroughgoing, downright, notorious.”
downright; thorough; unmitigated; notorious: an arrant fool. wandering; errant. Historical Examples You make me feel that I have been driving you—arrantly egotistic. The Dull Miss Archinard Anne Douglas Sedgwick Twice her lips moved to the verge of speech; yet, caught so arrantly in the act, she was unable to phrase any passing thought. The Little […]
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to place in proper or desired order; marshal: Napoleon arrayed his troops for battle. to clothe with garments, especially of an ornamental kind; dress up; deck out: She arrayed herself in furs and diamonds. order or arrangement, as of troops drawn up for battle. military force, especially a body of troops. a large and impressive […]
- Array processor
array processor processor (Or “vector processor”) A computer, or extension to its arithmetic unit, that is capable of performing simultaneous computations on elements of an array or table of data in some number of dimensions. The IBM AltiVec (the “Velocity Engine” used in the Apple G4 computers) is a vector processor. Common uses for array […]