Origin of displayed
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.
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Contemporary Examples of displayed
Portraits of most of the 2,977 victims on September 11 are displayed on the walls.Dick Cheney vs. ‘Unbroken’
December 15, 2014
During this time, Mailer also displayed an unexpected humility in the company of his fellow literary stars.Mailer’s Letters Pack a Punch and a Surprising Degree of Sweetness
Ronald K. Fried
December 14, 2014
Meaning, Williams has basically previously displayed his willingness to spout government propaganda in exchange for cash.Ben Carson’s Bizarrely Serious, Seriously Bizarre Campaign Crew
November 12, 2014
The cubby and the 460 bottles of wine, valued at $8,339.50 will remain at Cricova to be displayed.Meditation Rugs, Swords, and Horse Head Fiddles: The Strangest Gifts Given to Government Bigwigs
November 11, 2014
On the piano is a portrait of Lizzie, and replica skulls of the Bordens are displayed in the dining room.Would You Stay in Lizzie Borden’s Ax-Murder House?
October 30, 2014
Historical Examples of displayed
In this persistence he displayed courage worthy of a better reward.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
The enemy, who numbered about 4000, displayed the greatest valour.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
When she took off her vail, she displayed a bust of the most attractive beauty.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II
Francis Augustus Cox
Nelson wrote to thank the governor for the humanity which he had displayed.The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson
He watched her anxiously, quick to approve her merits as she displayed them.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
- 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.