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 displayingexhibit, reveal, boast, represent, perform, emblazon, flash, feature, publish, unveil, flaunt, disclose, demonstrate, advertise, promote, open, expose, present, illustrate, parade
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Contemporary Examples of displaying
Passersby passed by, displaying the full pageantry of West Village life.Well, La Ti Da: Stephin Merritt’s Winning Little Words of Scrabble
October 11, 2014
Owning and displaying any flag was the right of every U.S. citizen.Stars and Bars on Cars in Texas
July 28, 2014
Displaying equal prowess with their words, in the end it came down to the crowd, whose energy Arsonal channeled with precision.America’s Poets: Battle Rap Gets Real
July 15, 2014
Department stores opened to cater to an increasingly powerful middle class that no longer felt shy about displaying its wealth.What Lies Beneath: How Lingerie Got Sexy
June 5, 2014
He took great joy in displaying his Nobel Prize—kind of like a schoolboy showing off his prizes.Sebastian Barry, Ireland’s Greatest Living Writer, Speaks for the Voiceless
May 23, 2014
Historical Examples of displaying
“This is the last opera of the season,” said she, displaying a pink ticket.The First Violin
This sight amused him, particularly when there were women there displaying their bare bosoms.
The skin had been torn away, displaying the rosy flesh, studded with dark specks.
Now then you have a fine opportunity of displaying your training.Anabasis
Portstewart was displaying symptoms of decline as a watering-place.
- 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.