4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Display \Dis*play"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Displayed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Displaying}.] [OE. displaien, desplaien, OF. despleier, desploier, F. d['e]ployer; pref. des- (L. dis-) + pleier, ploier, plier, F. ployer, plier, to fold, bend, L. plicare. See {Ply}, and cf. {Deploy}, {Splay}.]

1. To unfold; to spread wide; to expand; to stretch out; to spread.

The northern wind his wings did broad display. --Spenser.

2. (Mil.) To extend the front of (a column), bringing it into line. --Farrow.

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

His statement . . . displays very clearly the actual condition of the army. --Burke.

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

Proudly displaying the insignia of their order. --Prescott.

5. (Print.) To make conspicuous by large or prominent type.

6. To discover; to descry. [Obs.]

And from his seat took pleasure to display The city so adorned with towers. --Chapman.

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

Syn: To exhibit; show; manifest; spread out; parade; expand; flaunt.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Display \Dis*play"\, verb (used without an object) To make a display; to act as one making a show or demonstration. --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Display \Dis*play"\, noun

1. An opening or unfolding; exhibition; manifestation.

Having witnessed displays of his power and grace. --Trench.

2. Ostentatious show; exhibition for effect; parade.

He died, as erring man should die, Without display, without parade. --Byron.

3. (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. [PJC]

4. (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. [PJC]

5. (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. [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: something intended to communicate a particular impression; "made a display of strength"; "a show of impatience"; "a good show of looking interested" [syn: {display}, {show}]

2: something shown to the public; "the museum had many exhibits of oriental art" [syn: {display}, {exhibit}, {showing}]

3: a visual representation of something [syn: {display}, {presentation}]

4: behavior that makes your feelings public; "a display of emotion"

5: exhibiting openly in public view; "a display of courage"

6: an electronic device that represents information in visual form [syn: {display}, {video display}]


1: 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" [syn: {expose}, {exhibit}, {display}]

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

The dictionary definitions are retrieved from a local copy of two of the open source DICT dictionaries. Click here for the database copyright information. DEFINE.COM is registered as an educational NONPROFIT corporation. We aim to please around here. We believe in using positive reinforcement to get things done. We make suggestions that are intended to make life more enjoyable. We think about efficiency, automation, security, PRIVACY, social and ecological responsibility and positive HUMANITARIAN ethics and VALUES. We are benevolent. DO NO HARM is our motto.

Say "Hell No!" to the TPP.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:51:47 PM Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)