Display Definition

dĭ-splā
displayed, displaying, displays
verb
displayed, displaying, displays
To engage in an instinctive behavior serving primarily as a signal to others.
Webster's New World
To unfold to the eye; put or spread out so as to be seen; exhibit.
Webster's New World
To exhibit ostentatiously; show off.
Seemed eager to display his athletic ability.
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To unfold, spread out, or unfurl.
Webster's New World
To show (images or information) on a screen.
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noun
displays
A displaying; exhibition.
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Anything displayed; exhibit.
Webster's New World
Showy exhibition; ostentation.
Webster's New World
The act or an instance of displaying.
The peacock fans his showy tail feathers as part of a courtship display.
Webster's New World
Objects or merchandise set out for viewing by the public.
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adjective
Designating printing type in larger sizes, used for headings, advertisements, etc.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
idiom
on display
  • In public view; for all to see.
American Heritage

Other Word Forms of Display

Noun

Singular:
display
Plural:
displays

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Display

Origin of Display

  • Middle English displayen from Anglo-Norman despleier from Medieval Latin displicāre to unfold from Latin to scatter dis- apart dis– plicāre to fold plek- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old French despleier, desploier, from Medieval Latin displicare (“to unfold, display”), from Latin dis- (“apart”) + plicare (“to fold”).

    From Wiktionary

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