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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.
Origin of display
Examples from the Web for displayed
Portraits of most of the 2,977 victims on September 11 are displayed on the walls.
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|DAILY BEAST
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|Olivia Nuzzi|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Ben Jacobs|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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?|Nina Strochlic|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And Holmes's comet of 1892 displayed only a faint prismatic band devoid of any characteristic feature.A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century|Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
She was certain of getting him well and displayed magnificent faith.L'Assommoir|Emile Zola
At last he lifted the cover and displayed a little gray shapeless heap.Jewel Weed|Alice Ames Winter
English, French, Prussian, Hamburg and other flags were displayed at her summons upon the passing merchant vessels.Cruise and Captures of the Alabama|Albert M. Goodrich
The Assembly manifested no little acrimony toward the Governor and displayed a growing feeling of independence.A History of the City of Brooklyn and Kings County|Stephen Ostrander
- 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.