What does deploy mean?

deploy meaning in General Dictionary

The work of deploying a spreading regarding a body of men to extend their particular front side

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  • To place people or any other resources into a position in order to be ready to to use it or use
  • To open out to unfold to spread out a body of soldiers in such a way which they shall display a wider front side much less level the reverse of ploy as to deploy a column of soldiers into line-of-battle
  • place soldiers or tools in fight formation
  • to circulate methodically or strategically
  • To open out; to unfold; to spread-out (a body of troops) in a way which they shall show a wider front side and less depth; -- the opposite of ploy; as, to deploy a column of soldiers into line-of-battle.
  • Alt. of Deployment

deploy meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1786 as a military term, from French d


deploy meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t. & i.) to open up out; to unfold; to disseminate (a body of troops) so that they shall show a wider front much less depth; -- the opposite of ploy; because, to deploy a column of troops into line-of-battle.

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  • (n.) Alt. of Deployment

Sentence Examples with the word deploy

The latter with at least 50,000 men was marching in two columns, and ought therefore to have delivered its men into line of battle twice as fast as the French, who had to deploy from a single issue, and whose columns had opened out in the passage of the Kosen defile and the long ascent of the plateau above.

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