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
(Computers) To output (results or data) in a visible manner on the screen of a monitor, CRT, or other device.
(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.
(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.
(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.
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
Origin: [OE. displaien, desplaien, OF. despleier, desploier, F. dployer; pref. des- (L. dis-) + pleier, ploier, plier, F. ployer, plier, to fold, bend, L. plicare. See Ply, and cf. Deploy, Splay.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dis-plā′, v.t. to unfold or spread out: to exhibit: to set out ostentatiously: (print.) to make prominent by large type, wide spacing, &c.—n. a displaying or unfolding: exhibition: ostentatious show.—p.adj. Displayed′, unfolded: spread: printed in prominent letters: (her.) erect, with wings expanded, as a bird.—n. Display′er. [O. Fr. despleier—des (= L. dis), neg., and plier, ploier—L. plicāre, to fold; doublet, deploy. See Ply.]
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
The numerical value of display in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of display in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
(When) they put their country on display, they put their own sort of personal clout and power on display.
We've been tolerant of their display. We didn't like it, but we tolerated it. You see what they did to our display.
The angel's dead, we've been tolerant of their display. We didn't like it, but we tolerated it. You see what they did to our display.
The sage wears clothes of coarse cloth but carries jewels in his bosom He knows himself but does not display himself He loves himself but does not hold himself in high esteem.
Whoever desires to found a state and give it laws, must start with assuming that all men are bad and ever ready to display their vicious nature, whenever they may find occasion for it.
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Translations for display
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- излагане, показ, мониторBulgarian
- espectacle, exhibir, monitorCatalan, Valencian
- Bildschirm, Monitor, Vorführung, anzeigen, Display, AnzeigeGerman
- παράσταση, παρουσιάζω, οθόνη, προβάλλωGreek
- monitor, (en) aparador, exhibir, exposición, espectáculoSpanish
- näyttö, monitoriFinnish
- représentation, étaler, spectacle, afficherFrench
- taisbeanadhScottish Gaelic
- էկրան, մոնիտոր, դիսփլեյ, ցուցասարքArmenian
- video, rappresentazione, saggio, schermoItalian
- ディスプレイ, 表示Japanese
- display, beeldscherm, spektakelDutch
- отображать, зрелище, показать, монитор, выставить, представление, показ, дисплей, выставлять, шоу, отобразить, демонстрация, показывать, экранRussian
- uppvisning, display, bildskärm, monitorSwedish
- biểu hiện, trưng bàyVietnamese
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