- The definition of a display is an exhibition or a show of something.
Paintings and craft items at an art show are an example of an art display.
- Display is defined as to show or make visible.
Setting up a Christmas tree in the middle of town is an example of a way to display.
Shoes on display.
display definition by Webster's New World
- Obsolete to unfold; spread out; unfurl
- to unfold to the eye; put or spread out so as to be seen; exhibit
- to unfold to the mind; disclose; reveal
- to print conspicuously, as in large or fancy type
Origin: Middle English displeien ; from Old French despleier ; from Classical Latin displicare, to scatter, unfold ; from dis-, apart plush plicare, to fold: see ply
- a displaying; exhibition
- anything displayed; exhibit
- showy exhibition; ostentation
- a manifestation: a display of courage
- a mere show of something that is not genuine: a display of sympathy
- a visual representation of data, as on a computer video screen
display definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb dis·played, dis·play·ing, dis·plays verb, transitive
- a. To present or hold up to view.b. Computer Science To provide (information or graphics) on a screen.
- To give evidence of; manifest.
- To exhibit ostentatiously; show off.
- To be endowed with (an identifiable form or character): a shrub that displays hardiness.
- To express, as by gestures or bodily posture: a smirk that displayed contempt.
- To spread out; unfurl: The peacock displayed its fan.
- a. The act of displaying.b. A public exhibition.c. Objects or merchandise set out for viewing by the public.
- A demonstration or manifestation: a display of temper.
- a. Biology A specialized pattern of behavior used to communicate visually, such as the presentation of colors or plumage by male birds as part of courtship or intimidation.b. An instance of such behavior.
- Ostentatious exhibition.
- An advertisement or headline designed to catch the eye.
- a. Computer Science A video display.b. A visual representation of information.
Origin: Middle English displayen, from Anglo-Norman despleier, from Medieval Latin displicāre, to unfold, from Latin, to scatter : dis-, apart; see dis- + plicāre, to fold; see plek- in Indo-European roots.
display - Computer Definition
(1) To show text and graphics on a CRT or flat panel screen.
(2) A screen or monitor.