American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To present or hold up to view.
- v. Computer Science To provide (information or graphics) on a screen.
- v. To give evidence of; manifest.
- v. To exhibit ostentatiously; show off.
- v. To be endowed with (an identifiable form or character): a shrub that displays hardiness.
- v. To express, as by gestures or bodily posture: a smirk that displayed contempt.
- v. To spread out; unfurl: The peacock displayed its fan.
- v. Computer Science To provide information or graphics on a screen: a personal computer that displays and prints.
- n. The act of displaying.
- n. A public exhibition.
- n. Objects or merchandise set out for viewing by the public.
- n. A demonstration or manifestation: a display of temper.
- n. 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.
- n. An instance of such behavior.
- n. Ostentatious exhibition.
- n. An advertisement or headline designed to catch the eye.
- n. Computer Science A video display.
- n. A visual representation of information.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To unfold; lay open; spread out; expand; disclose, as in curving or dissecting a body.
- To show; expose to the view; exhibit to the eyes; especially, to show ostentatiously; parade flauntingly.
- To exhibit to the mind; make manifest or apparent; bring into notice: as, to display one's ignorance or folly.
- To discover; descry.
- In printing, to make conspicuous or attractive; give special prominence to, as particular words or lines, by the use of larger type, wider space, etc. Synonyms To parade, show off.
- To lay anything open, as in carving or dissecting.
- To make a show or display.
- To make a great show of words; talk demonstratively.
- n. An opening, unfolding, or disclosing; a spreading of anything to the view, commonly with the sense of ostentation or a striving for effect; show; exhibition: as, a great display of banners; a display of jewelry.
- n. Synonyms Show, Parade, etc. See ostentation.
- n. In printing, the art of selecting and arranging types of unequal size, as in a title-page or advertisement, so as to make certain parts emphatic and the whole likely to attract attention.
- n. A show or spectacle.
- n. computing An electronic screen that shows graphics or text.
- v. obsolete To spread out, to unfurl.
- v. transitive : To show conspicuously; to exhibit; to demonstrate; to manifest.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To unfold; to spread wide; to expand; to stretch out; to spread.
- v. (Mil.) To extend the front of (a column), bringing it into line.
- v. To spread before the view; to show; to exhibit to the sight, or to the mind; to make manifest.
- v. To make an exhibition of; to set in view conspicuously or ostentatiously; to exhibit for the sake of publicity; to parade.
- v. (Print.) To make conspicuous by large or prominent type.
- v. obsolete To discover; to descry.
- v. (Computers) To output (results or data) in a visible manner on the screen of a monitor, CRT, or other device.
- v. To make a display; to act as one making a show or demonstration.
- n. An opening or unfolding; exhibition; manifestation.
- n. Ostentatious show; exhibition for effect; parade.
- n. (Electronics) An electronic device on which the output signal of another electronic device may be presented in a visual form; -- also called
display device. Typically the display device it is the screen of a cathode-ray tube, as in a computer monitor, but other forms of visual display such as LED or liquid crystal devices are also used. The printed output from a computer or other device is not considered as a display.
- n. (Computers) The output signal from a computer program, displayed on a display device. The displayed signal may consist of letters, numbers, or any graphical image.
- n. (Biology) a pattern of behavior, such as showing a body part to another animal, by which one animal conveys information to another, as for mating or defense.
- n. behavior that makes your feelings public
- n. an electronic device that represents information in visual form
- n. exhibiting openly in public view
- v. attract attention by displaying some body part or posing; of animals
- v. to show, make visible or apparent
- n. something shown to the public
- n. a visual representation of something
- n. something intended to communicate a particular impression
- From Middle English, from Old French despleier, desploier, from Medieval Latin displicare ("to unfold, display"), from Latin dis- ("apart") + plicare ("to fold"). (Wiktionary)
- 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. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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