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
Examples from the Web for 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|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
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.
Across the street he saw a window with a display of camping equipment, portable stoves, boots, rifles.It Could Be Anything|John Keith Laumer
I have not left him an excuse; and then it is that I display all my courtesy, in order to attain the happy issue of my project.Louise de la Valliere|Alexandre Dumas, Pere
The display of cowardice was needless, for the Indian rapidly overtracked him.Menotah|Ernest G. Henham
He knew the power of constant attention, and the display of ardent passion, to win the female heart.Tales And Novels, Volume 7 (of 10)|Maria Edgeworth
The whole wound up with a display on the part of the archers.Intimate China|Mrs. Archibald Little
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