- 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)
display - Computer Definition
(1) To show text and graphics on a CRT or flat panel screen.
(2) A screen or monitor.