to show or exhibit; make visible: to display a sign.
to reveal; betray: to display fear.
to unfold; open out; spread out: to display a sail.
to show ostentatiously; flaunt.
Printing. to give special prominence to (words, captions, etc.) by choice, size, and arrangement of type.
Digital Technology. to output (data) on a screen.
(of animals) to engage in a stereotyped behavior that conveys information to individuals of the same or another species.
an act or instance of displaying; exhibition: a display of courage.
an ostentatious show: a vulgar display of wealth.
the giving of prominence to particular words, sentences, etc., by the choice, size, and arrangement of types and position, as in an advertisement, headline, or news story.
printed matter thus displayed.
an arrangement, as of merchandise, art objects, or flowers, designed to please the eye, attract buyers, etc.
the visual representation of the output of an electronic device.
the portion of an electronic device that shows this representation, as a screen, lens, or reticle.
a pattern of behavior, as posturing, calling, or exposing a color patch, that conveys information to individuals of the same or another species: a threat display.
an instance of such behavior.
- dis·play·er, noun
- pre·dis·play, noun, verb (used with object)
- re·dis·play, verb (used with object)
- self-dis·play, noun
- un·dis·play·ing, adjective
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How to use display in a sentence
The exterior of the watch retains the thinner design introduced two years ago and the brilliant always-on display from the 2019 models.Apple Watch Series 6 first impressions: A stretchy addition looks great | Aaron Pressman | September 17, 2020 | Fortune
It can charge via USB while you’re shooting, and the 3-inch touchscreen display flips out and rotates around so you can see what you’re shooting when the camera is pointed at your own face.Sony built a tiny mirrorless camera with a full-frame sensor inside | Stan Horaczek | September 16, 2020 | Popular-Science
Use Google Assistant and SiriYour phone’s digital assistant isn’t just there to answer questions and serve up trivia—sometimes speaking to your phone will be quicker than typing and swiping on its display.Get around your phone more quickly than you already are | David Nield | September 16, 2020 | Popular-Science
The cheaper device, designed to compete with fitness trackers from companies like Fitbit, has no electrocardiogram test, no blood-oxygen level sensor, and no always-on face display.Everything announced at Apple’s ‘Time Flies’ event today | rhhackettfortune | September 15, 2020 | Fortune
Apple also released a second, cheaper version of the watch, called Apple Watch SE starting at $279, which lacks the ECG and SpO2 sensors as well as the always-on display that was introduced last year on the Series 5 watch.Two new Apple Watches announced at Apple’s ‘Time Flies’ event | Aaron Pressman | September 15, 2020 | Fortune
These “free” games display ads, often in obnoxious places, in lieu of the entry fee.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art | Alec Kubas-Meyer | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
“It seems that the different standard is (based on) the length of the beard and outwardly display of piety,” Hamdani said.Disco Mullah Blasphemy Row Highlights Pakistan’s Hypocrisy | Shaheen Pasha | December 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Another 10 slaves threw themselves overboard in a display of defiance at the inhumanity.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind | Brin-Jonathan Butler | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Promo shots for Dee Dee King, taken by famed rock photographer Bob Gruen, are also on display at the Storefront Gallery.‘All Good Cretins Go to Heaven’: Dee Dee Ramone’s Twisted Punk Paintings | Melissa Leon | December 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He was not a man given to casual affectionate display; the moment was charged with emotion.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days | David Freeman | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Liking for a single colour is a considerably smaller display of mind than an appreciation of the relation of two colours.Children's Ways | James Sully
Never before in human experience had such a display of kindly feeling and profound regret been witnessed in similar circumstances.The Giant of the North | R.M. Ballantyne
There was not one of us who did not consider this meteoric display prophetic.
Many of these pipes are sculptured from the most obdurate stones and display great delicacy of workmanship.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
At this exhibition I found a splendid display of crocidolite, the sight of which well repaid the visit.Asbestos | Robert H. Jones
British Dictionary definitions for display
(tr) to show or make visible
(tr) to disclose or make evident; reveal: to display anger
(tr) to flaunt in an ostentatious way: to display military might
(tr) to spread or open out; unfurl or unfold
(tr) to give prominence to (headings, captions, etc) by the use of certain typefaces
(intr) zoology to engage in a display
the act of exhibiting or displaying; show: a display of fear
something exhibited or displayed
an ostentatious or pretentious exhibition: a display of his accomplishments
an arrangement of certain typefaces to give prominence to headings, captions, advertisements, etc
printed matter that is eye-catching
a device capable of representing information visually, as on a cathode-ray tube screen
the information so presented
zoology a pattern of behaviour in birds, fishes, etc, by which the animal attracts attention while it is courting the female, defending its territory, etc
(modifier) relating to or using typefaces that give prominence to the words they are used to set
- displayer, noun
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