What does display mean?

Definitions for display
dɪˈspleɪdis·play

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. display, show(noun)

    something intended to communicate a particular impression

    "made a display of strength"; "a show of impatience"; "a good show of looking interested"

  2. display, exhibit, showing(noun)

    something shown to the public

    "the museum had many exhibits of oriental art"

  3. display, presentation(noun)

    a visual representation of something

  4. display(noun)

    behavior that makes your feelings public

    "a display of emotion"

  5. display(noun)

    exhibiting openly in public view

    "a display of courage"

  6. display, video display(verb)

    an electronic device that represents information in visual form

  7. 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"

  8. display(verb)

    attract attention by displaying some body part or posing; of animals

GCIDE

  1. Display(v. t.)

    (Computers) To output (results or data) in a visible manner on the screen of a monitor, CRT, or other device.

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Display(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.

  3. 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.

  4. Display(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.

Wiktionary

  1. display(Noun)

    A show or spectacle.

  2. display(Noun)

    An electronic screen that shows graphics or text.

  3. display(Verb)

    To spread out, to unfurl.

  4. display(Verb)

    To show conspicuously; to exhibit; to demonstrate; to manifest.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Display(verb)

    to unfold; to spread wide; to expand; to stretch out; to spread

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Display(verb)

    to extend the front of (a column), bringing it into line

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Display(verb)

    to spread before the view; to show; to exhibit to the sight, or to the mind; to make manifest

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Display(verb)

    to make an exhibition of; to set in view conspicuously or ostentatiously; to exhibit for the sake of publicity; to parade

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Display(verb)

    to make conspicuous by large or prominent type

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Display(verb)

    to discover; to descry

    Etymology: [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.]

  7. Display(verb)

    to make a display; to act as one making a show or demonstration

    Etymology: [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.]

  8. Display(noun)

    an opening or unfolding; exhibition; manifestation

    Etymology: [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.]

  9. Display(noun)

    ostentatious show; exhibition for effect; parade

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  1. Display

    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

  1. Display

    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. despleierdes (= L. dis), neg., and plier, ploier—L. plicāre, to fold; doublet, deploy. See Ply.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. display

    In military deception, a static portrayal of an activity, force, or equipment intended to deceive the adversary

Editors Contribution

  1. display

    A type of structure which enables visibility.

    Display boards are used in various airports and on roads etc.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

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  1. display

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'display' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2343

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'display' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3787

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'display' in Nouns Frequency: #850

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'display' in Verbs Frequency: #367

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of display in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of display in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of display in a Sentence

  1. Anuj Somany:

    A sane knows that a person who has brain does not make the display of own beauty, but discharge own responsibility only towards making a better society.

  2. Michael Bilello:

    The court of public opinion has cost him all of his projects, his inactions, his mishandling of PR, his legal maneuvering -- those are characteristics you do not want to display, especially when you're accused of rape.

  3. Downey Police Chief Carl Charles:

    Ricky ... was a tremendous young man who loved serving the residents of Downey, his smile was infectious and his professionalism was always on display.

  4. Kelli Ward:

    Congress's bipartisan spending addiction was on full display earlier this year when Arizona Reps. Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally voted for the $ 1.3 trillion omnibus bill, which was rife with waste and funded innumerable Democratic priorities, the President's proposed spending cuts should be passed right away.

  5. Raphael Warnock:

    If it is true that a man who has dominated the news and poisoned the discussion for months needs to repent, then it is doubly true that a nation that can produce such a man and make his vitriol go viral needs to repent, no matter what happens next month, more than a third of the nation that would go along with this, is reason to be afraid. America needs to repent for its worship of Whiteness, on full display this season.

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Translations for display

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  • излагане, показ, мониторBulgarian
  • espectacle, exhibir, monitorCatalan, Valencian
  • Bildschirm, Monitor, Vorführung, anzeigen, Display, AnzeigeGerman
  • παράσταση, παρουσιάζω, οθόνη, προβάλλωGreek
  • monitor, (en) aparador, exhibir, exposición, espectáculoSpanish
  • kuvarEstonian
  • näyttö, monitoriFinnish
  • représentation, étaler, spectacle, afficherFrench
  • taispeántasIrish
  • taisbeanadhScottish Gaelic
  • էկրան, մոնիտոր, դիսփլեյ, ցուցասարքArmenian
  • video, rappresentazione, saggio, schermoItalian
  • ディスプレイ, 表示Japanese
  • paparanMalay
  • display, beeldscherm, spektakelDutch
  • monitorPortuguese
  • отображать, зрелище, показать, монитор, выставить, представление, показ, дисплей, выставлять, шоу, отобразить, демонстрация, показывать, экранRussian
  • zobraziťSlovak
  • uppvisning, display, bildskärm, monitorSwedish
  • ڈسپلےUrdu
  • biểu hiện, trưng bàyVietnamese

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