Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To present to view; cause to be seen. synonym: show.
  • intransitive verb To exhibit ostentatiously; show off.
  • intransitive verb To show (images or information) on a screen.
  • intransitive verb To be or give evidence of; manifest or reveal.
  • intransitive verb To spread out; unfurl.
  • intransitive verb To position (a protein, for example) on the surface of a biological entity such as a virus.
  • intransitive verb Zoology To exhibit a behavioral display.
  • noun The act of displaying.
  • noun Ostentatious exhibition.
  • noun A public exhibition.
  • noun Objects or merchandise set out for viewing by the public.
  • noun A demonstration or manifestation.
  • noun 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.
  • noun An instance of such behavior.
  • noun An advertisement or headline designed to catch the eye.
  • noun A device, such as a television or computer monitor, that displays an image by converting a video signal into visible form.
  • noun 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.
  • idiom (on display) In public view; for all to see.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.
  • noun Synonyms Show, Parade, etc. See ostentation.
  • 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.
  • To lay anything open, as in carving or dissecting.
  • To make a show or display.
  • To make a great show of words; talk demonstratively.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To make a display; to act as one making a show or demonstration.
  • noun An opening or unfolding; exhibition; manifestation.
  • noun Ostentatious show; exhibition for effect; parade.
  • noun (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.
  • noun (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.
  • noun (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.
  • transitive verb To unfold; to spread wide; to expand; to stretch out; to spread.
  • transitive verb (Mil.) To extend the front of (a column), bringing it into line.
  • transitive verb To spread before the view; to show; to exhibit to the sight, or to the mind; to make manifest.
  • transitive verb To make an exhibition of; to set in view conspicuously or ostentatiously; to exhibit for the sake of publicity; to parade.
  • transitive verb (Print.) To make conspicuous by large or prominent type.
  • transitive verb obsolete To discover; to descry.
  • transitive verb (Computers) To output (results or data) in a visible manner on the screen of a monitor, CRT, or other device.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A show or spectacle.
  • noun computing An electronic screen that shows graphics or text.
  • verb obsolete To spread out, to unfurl.
  • verb transitive : To show conspicuously; to exhibit; to demonstrate; to manifest.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun behavior that makes your feelings public

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[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.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

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