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Deploy definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DEPLOY, v.t. To display; to open; to extend; a military term.
DEPLOY, v.i. To open; to extend; to form a more extended front or line.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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

Merriam Webster's

verb Etymology: French déployer, literally, to unfold, from Old French desploier, from des- dis- + ploier, plier to fold — more at ply Date: 1616 transitive verb 1. a. to extend (a military unit) especially in width b. to place in battle formation or appropriate positions 2. to spread out, utilize, or arrange for a deliberate purpose <deploy a sales force> <deploy a parachute> intransitive verb to move, spread out, or function while being deployed <the troops deployed along the front> <the parachute failed to deploy> • deployable adjectivedeployment noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. 1 Mil. a tr. cause (troops) to spread out from a column into a line. b intr. (of troops) spread out in this way. 2 tr. bring (arguments, forces, etc.) into effective action. Derivatives: deployment n. Etymology: F déployer f. L displicare (as DIS-, plicare fold) & LL deplicare explain

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Deploy 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Deploy 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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(deploys, deploying, deployed) To deploy troops or military resources means to organize or position them so that they are ready to be used. The president said he had no intention of deploying ground troops. VERB: V n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. v. a. (Mil.) Open, unfold, extend, expand, display. II. v. n. (Mil.) Open, display.

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