Definitions for: Display


[n] something shown to the public; "the museum had many exhibits of oriental art"
[n] a visual representation of something
[n] an electronic device that represents information in visual form
[n] something intended to communicate a particular impression; "made a display of strength"; "a show of impatience"; "a good show of looking interested"
[n] exhibiting openly in public view; "a display of courage"
[n] behavior that makes your feelings public; "a display of emotion"
[v] to show, make visible or apparent; "The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month"; "Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?"; "National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship.."
[v] make clear and visible; "The article revealed the policies of the government"
[v] attract attention by displaying some body part or posing; of animals



Webster (1913) Definition: Dis*play", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Displayed; p. pr. &
vb. n. Displaying.] [OE. displaien, desplaien, OF.
despleier, desploier, F. d['e]ployer; pref. des- (L. dis-) +
pleier, ploier, plier, F. ployer, plier, to fold, bend, L.
plicare. See Ply, and cf. Deploy, Splay.]
1. To unfold; to spread wide; to expand; to stretch out; to
spread.

The northern wind his wings did broad display.
--Spenser.

2. (Mil.) To extend the front of (a column), bringing it into
line. --Farrow.

3. To spread before the view; to show; to exhibit to the
sight, or to the mind; to make manifest.

His statement . . . displays very clearly the actual
condition of the army. --Burke.

4. To make an exhibition of; to set in view conspicuously or
ostentatiously; to exhibit for the sake of publicity; to
parade.

Proudly displaying the insignia of their order.
--Prescott.

5. (Print.) To make conspicuous by large or prominent type.

6. To discover; to descry. [Obs.]

And from his seat took pleasure to display The city
so adorned with towers. --Chapman.

Syn: To exhibit; show; manifest; spread out; parade; expand;
flaunt.


Dis*play", v. i.
To make a display; to act as one making a show or
demonstration. --Shak.


Dis*play", n.
1. An opening or unfolding; exhibition; manifestation.

Having witnessed displays of his power and grace.
--Trench.

2. Ostentatious show; exhibition for effect; parade.

He died, as erring man should die, Without display,
without parade. --Byron.

Synonyms: exhibit, exhibit, expose, presentation, reveal, show, showing

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