Definitions for displaydɪˈspleɪ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to show or exhibit; make visible.
to reveal; betray:
to display fear.
to unfold; open out; spread out:
to display a sail.
to show ostentatiously; flaunt.
to show (computer data) on a CRT or other screen.
(v.i.)(of animals) to engage in a pattern of behavior designed to attract and arouse a mate.
Category: Animal Behavior
(n.)an act or instance of displaying; exhibition.
the giving of prominence to particular words, sentences, etc., by the choice of types and position, as in an advertisement, headline, or news story. printed matter thus displayed.
an arrangement, as of merchandise, designed to please the eye or attract buyers.
the visual representation of the output of an electronic device. the portion of the device, as a screen, that shows this representation.
a stereotyped pattern of animal behavior designed to attract and arouse a mate.
Category: Animal Behavior
* Syn: display , exhibit , manifest mean to show or bring to the attention of another or others. To display is literally to spread something out so that it may be most completely and favorably seen: to display goods for sale. To exhibit is to display something to the public for inspection or appraisal: to exhibit African violets at a flower show. They may both refer to showing or revealing one's qualities or feelings: to display wit; to exhibit surprise.manifest means to show feelings or qualities plainly or clearly: He manifested his anger with a scowl.
Origin of display:
1250–1300; ME desplayen < AF, OF despleier < LL displicāre to unfold. See dis -1, ply2
something intended to communicate a particular impression
"made a display of strength"; "a show of impatience"; "a good show of looking interested"
display, exhibit, showing(noun)
something shown to the public
"the museum had many exhibits of oriental art"
a visual representation of something
behavior that makes your feelings public
"a display of emotion"
exhibiting openly in public view
"a display of courage"
display, video display(verb)
an electronic device that represents information in visual form
expose, exhibit, display(verb)
to show, make visible or apparent
"The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month"; "Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?"; "National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship"
attract attention by displaying some body part or posing; of animals
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
an arrangement of things for people to look at; = exhibition
a display of the children's artwork; paintings on display in the gallery
behavior that shows a particular feeling or quality
a display of courage/affection
a show or performance
a fireworks display
a screen showing information
a digital display
He displayed excellent communication skills.; to display a strong interest in sports
to arrange things for people to look at; = present
tables to display the items for sale
to show information on a screen
Arrival times are displayed on TV screens.
A show or spectacle.
An electronic screen that shows graphics or text.
To spread out, to unfurl.
: To show conspicuously; to exhibit; to demonstrate; to manifest.
to unfold; to spread wide; to expand; to stretch out; to spread
to extend the front of (a column), bringing it into line
to spread before the view; to show; to exhibit to the sight, or to the mind; to make manifest
to make an exhibition of; to set in view conspicuously or ostentatiously; to exhibit for the sake of publicity; to parade
to make conspicuous by large or prominent type
to discover; to descry
to make a display; to act as one making a show or demonstration
an opening or unfolding; exhibition; manifestation
ostentatious show; exhibition for effect; parade
Display is a form of animal behaviour, linked to survival of the species in various ways. One example of display used by some species can be found in the form of courtship, with the male usually having a striking feature that is distinguished by colour, shape or size, used to attract a female. In other instances, species may exhibit territorial display behaviour, in order to preserve a foraging or hunting territory for its family or group. A third form is exhibited by tournament species in which males will fight in order to gain the 'right' to breed.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
In military deception, a static portrayal of an activity, force, or equipment intended to deceive the adversary
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'display' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2343
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'display' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3787
Rank popularity for the word 'display' in Nouns Frequency: #850
Rank popularity for the word 'display' in Verbs Frequency: #367
Translations for display
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(an) act of showing or making clear
a display of military strength.
- vertoning, demonstrasieAfrikaans
- exibiçãoPortuguese (BR)
- ukázka, předvedeníCzech
- die ZurschaustellungGerman
- forevisning; opvisning; udstillingDanish
- exhibición, demostraciónSpanish
- نمایش؛ عیان سازیFarsi
- prikazivanje, pokazivanjeCroatian
- demonstratie, vertoonDutch
- forevisning, oppvisning, framvisningNorwegian
- نمایش؛ عیان سازیPersian
- uppvisning, demonstrationSwedish
- 展示，顯示Chinese (Trad.)
- демонстрація; проявUkrainian
- sự trưng bàyVietnamese
- 展览，显示Chinese (Simp.)
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