Displace meaning

dĭs-plās
To move or shift from the usual place or position, especially to force to leave a homeland or other place of residence.

Millions of refugees who were displaced by the war.

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To take the place of; supplant or replace (a person or thing that one is the cause of or occasion for removing, pushing aside, etc.)

A ship displaces a certain amount of water, factory workers that have been displaced by machines.

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To displace is defined as to force something to move, to move from a usual place, or to replace.

An example of displace is to have a terrible storm cause flooding that makes people need to move to different homes.

An example of displace is to take a trophy off of its place on the mantle.

An example of displace is to hire a new sports director before letting the original director go.

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(chemistry) To replace (an atom, radical, ion, or molecule) in a compound during a reaction.
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(physics) To push aside and occupy the physical space of (a volume of fluid).

A boat that displaces 1,000 cubic meters of water.

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To take the place of; supplant.

When coal displaced wood as the dominant energy source.

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To discharge from a job, office, or position.
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To move from its usual or proper place.
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To remove from office; discharge.
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To move something, or someone, especially to forcibly move people from their homeland.
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To supplant, or take the place of something or someone; to substitute.
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(of a floating ship) To have a weight equal to that of the water displaced.
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Origin of displace

  • From Middle French desplacer (French: déplacer).

    From Wiktionary