- 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.
- 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 of displayMiddle English displeien ; from Old French despleier ; from Classical Latin displicare, to scatter, unfold ; from dis-, apart + 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
verbdis·played, dis·play·ing, dis·plays
- a. To present to view; cause to be seen. See Synonyms at show.b. To exhibit ostentatiously; show off: seemed eager to display his athletic ability.c. To show (images or information) on a screen.
- To be or give evidence of; manifest or reveal: writing that displays broad knowledge; a decision that displays poor judgment.
- To spread out; unfurl: The peacock displayed its fan.
- To position (a protein, for example) on the surface of a biological entity such as a virus: proteins displayed on a bacteriophage.
- a. The act of displaying.b. Ostentatious exhibition: a display of musical talent.c. A public exhibition.d. Objects or merchandise set out for viewing by the public.
- A demonstration or manifestation: a display of temper.
- a. Zoology 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.
- An advertisement or headline designed to catch the eye.
- A device, such as a television or computer monitor, that displays an image by converting a video signal into visible form.
- Biochemistry An in vitro method by which genetically engineered proteins are placed on the surface of a biological entity (such as a bacteriophage, yeast, or ribosome) so that the properties of these proteins and those they bind to can be analyzed and manipulated for research purposes.
Origin of displayMiddle 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.
- A show or spectacle.
- (computing) An electronic screen that shows graphics or text.
(third-person singular simple present displays, present participle displaying, simple past and past participle displayed)
From Middle English, from Old French despleier, desploier, from Medieval Latin displicare (“to unfold, display”), from Latin dis- (“apart”) + plicare (“to fold”).
display - Computer Definition
(1) To show text and graphics on a CRT or flat panel screen.
(2) A screen or monitor.