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. Jeremy Morris:

    Jeremy Morris also uses the Christmas display to raise money for the families of cancer patients as well as a local organization that helps homeless children. It seems to me the homeowners association has a legitimate concern about crowds and traffic and livestock. But I suspect this has more to do with Christianity than camels. I live in the United States.

  2. Michelle Obama:

    This is the America on display for the next generation,a nation that is underperforming not simply on matters of policy but on matters of character.

  3. Ben Sheats:

    Part of the foundation of this company is that entertainment can be so much more than just a passive experience, we have these very fancy devices in our pockets that we use every day and just using them as a display screen seems wasteful.

  4. Rachel Denber:

    I think that they are eager to boost their prestige -- not just the prestige of their country, but also their personal prestige globally and domestically, (When) they put their country on display, they put their own sort of personal clout and power on display.

  5. W. T. Ussery:

    Numbers are essential, but not absolutely essential to strength. For many churches are numerically strong but lamentably weak spiritually. Numbers, then, are no display of spiritual power or strength.

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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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