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Meaning of DEPLOY

Pronunciation:  di'ploy

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  place troops or weapons in battle formation
  2. [v]  to distribute systematically or strategically; "The U.S. deploys its weapons in the Middle East"

DEPLOY is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 See Also: distribute, play, position, redeploy, spread



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \De*ploy"\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Deployed}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Deploying}.] [F. d['e]ployer; pref. d['e]? = d['e]s
    (L. dis) + ployer, equiv. to plier to fold, fr. L. plicare.
    See {Ply}, and cf. {Display}.] (Mil.)
    To open out; to unfold; to spread out (a body of troops) in
    such a way that they shall display a wider front and less
    depth; -- the reverse of ploy; as, to deploy a column of
    troops into line of battle.
  2. \De*ploy"\, Deployment \De*ploy"ment\, n. (Mil.)
    The act of deploying; a spreading out of a body of men in
    order to extend their front. ---Wilhelm.
          Deployments . . . which cause the soldier to turn his
          back to the enemy are not suited to war.H.L. --Scott.
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