- 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.
- 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.
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What does display mean?
To display is to make visible or show to others, as in Francis’s teacher displayed his homework on the “Good Job!” board.
A display is an arrangement or showing, as in The art display included paintings and sketches by the famous artist.
To display can also mean to reveal or betray, as when you display your feelings with the look on your face.
Less commonly, to display means to unfold or spread out, the way a sail does in the wind.
Example: We bought the display model so we ended up saving a few dollars.
Where does display come from?
The first records of the term display come from the 1300s. It comes from the Late Latin displicāre, meaning “to unfold.” When something is unfolded, the inside of it is put on display.
In digital technology, the term display refers to a screen that shows the image produced by the machine. For example, smartphones, vehicles, and handheld cameras all have an internal display that displays images. This means the screen is built into the device. Devices like desktop computers, cable boxes, and gaming systems all rely on an external display such as a television or monitor to display their visuals.
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- displayer (noun)
- predisplay (noun, verb)
- redisplay (verb)
- self-display (noun)
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How is display used in real life?
Display is a common word with several meanings.
Poster Prints displaying nine striking paintings of the Tyne bridge, Holy Island, Transporter Bridge, Durham Cathedral, Angel of the North, St Mary's Lighthouse, Blyth Beach Huts, Bamburgh Castle and Penshaw Monument – https://t.co/y5Qii328JX #nefollowers #newcastle #gifts pic.twitter.com/bjUEl7cQpx
— Emily Ward (@emilywardartist) December 21, 2021
How the hell are Australia doing this with 13 men.. Best defensive display we've seen #RWC2015
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) October 10, 2015
Maybe nothing. It's just me prototyping a little bit how the different tasks will be displayed on the user's dashboard. This is just ONE VIEW of 1-DAY planning. It should show the tasks, their labels and their priorities. And there is more to come 🔥🔨#buildinpublic pic.twitter.com/NIcH6cB0Sv
— 𝗔𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗲 • 𝗜𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗲 𝗛𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗲𝗿 ⚡ (@TheAmineAouragh) December 21, 2021
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A display is an exhibition or, sometimes, an ostentatious show. When should you use display instead of show, ostentation, or pomp? Find out on Thesaurus.com.
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|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|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|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|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|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.
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
- 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