Definition of Deploy

1. Verb. Place troops or weapons in battle formation.

Specialized synonyms: Play
Generic synonyms: Position
Derivative terms: Deployment



2. Verb. To distribute systematically or strategically. "The U.S. deploys its weapons in the Middle East"
Generic synonyms: Distribute, Spread
Specialized synonyms: Redeploy
Derivative terms: Deployment

Definition of Deploy

1. v. t. & i. 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. n. The act of deploying; a spreading out of a body of men in order to extend their front.

Definition of Deploy

1. Verb. (transitive) To prepare and arrange (usually military unit or units) for use. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To unfold, open, or otherwise become ready for use. ¹

3. Verb. (computing) to install, test and implement a computer system or application. ¹

4. Noun. (military dated) deployment ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Deploy

1. to position troops for battle [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Deploy

1. 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. Origin: F. Deployer; pref. De = des (L. Dis) + ployer, equiv. To plier to fold, fr. L. Plicare. See Ply, and cf. Display. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Deploy

deplorable
deplorableness
deplorably
deploration
deplorations
deplore
deplored
deploredly
deploredness
deplorement
deplorer
deplorers
deplores
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deploringly
deploy (current term)
deployability
deployable
deployed
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deployers
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deployments
deploys
deplumate
deplumation
deplume
deplumed
deplumes

Literary usage of Deploy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Infantry Tactics: For the Instruction, Exercise, and Manœuvres of the by Silas Casey (1863)
"The company being at a halt, when the captain shall wish to deploy it by the flank, holding the first platoon in reserve, he will command: 1. ..."

2. Infantry Tactics, Double and Single Rank, Adapted to American Topography and by Emory Upton (1875)
"At the command march, repeated by the captains, tin- designated company, and the one on its left, deploy respectively by the right and left flanks. ..."

3. U. S. Infantry Tactics: For the Instruction, Exercise, and Manœuvres of the by United States War Dept (1863)
"To deploy a battalion as skirmishers, and to rally this battalion. To deploy the battalion as skirmishers. 178. A battalion being in line of battle, ..."

4. Tactics: The Practical Art of Leading Troops in War ; Numerous Illustrations by Paul Stanley Bond, Edwin Hunter Crouch (1922)
"Upon entering the zone in which they are, or may be exposed to artillery or long-range machine gun fire, the troops partially deploy into lines of small ..."

5. Moving the Force: Desert Storm & Beyond by Scott W. Conrad (1996)
"THE LUXURY OF TIME TO deploy FORCES The key variables in movement are requirements (forces), capabilities (ships, planes, etc.) and time. By giving us time, ..."

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