verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- 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.
Origin of display
Synonyms for display
Antonyms for display
Related Words for displayexhibit, parade, demonstration, act, array, presentation, example, reveal, boast, represent, perform, emblazon, flash, feature, publish, unveil, flaunt, disclose, demonstrate, advertise
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Contemporary Examples of display
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
December 19, 2014
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
December 15, 2014
So, the display—which has the aesthetic sophistication of a middle school science project—will go up for week.
Especially not when the display in question includes an angel falling from the sky in flames, surrounded by Biblical verses.
The Satanic Temple won a battle to put a display in the Florida state capitol, but the religious right is fighting a bigger war.
Historical Examples of display
And what avails skill in music, if there is no chance to display it?Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
We must acquire proficiency in defense and display stamina in purpose.
For the first time, Mary was moved to the display of a slight confusion.Within the Law
Could she have reckoned upon weaning me from him by a display of his awkwardness?The Bacillus of Beauty
Now was the time to display their known courage and patience.Stories from Thucydides
H. L. Havell
- 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
Word Origin for display
late 13c., "unfurl" (a banner, etc.), from Old French desploiir (Modern French déployer) "unfold, unfasten, spread out" (of knots, sealed letters, etc.), from Latin displicare "to scatter," from dis- "un-, apart" (see dis-) + plicare "to fold" (see ply (v.1)).
Properly of sails or flags (and unconnected to play); meaning "reveal, exhibit" is late 14c. Related: Displayed; displaying.
1580s, "description," from display (v.). Meaning "exhibition" is from 1680s.