display

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2018
dis•play /dɪˈspleɪ/USA pronunciation   v. [ + obj]
  1. to show or exhibit;
    make visible:The vendors displayed their fruit.
  2. to reveal;
    demonstrate:to display fear.
  3. to show ostentatiously;
    flaunt:displaying his trophies.
  4. Computingto show (computer data) on a screen:Let's display the figures and see what we have.

n. 
  1. an act or instance of displaying;
    exhibition: [countable]fireworks displays on the Fourth of July.[uncountable]There was a fair amount on display but nothing worth buying.
  2. Computing the visual representation of the output of an electronic device, such as on a computer screen:[countable]The display is pretty clear but could be sharper.
  3. Animal Behavior a pattern of animal behavior designed to attract and arouse a mate:[countable]the courtship displays of penguins.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2018
dis•play  (di splā),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  1. to show or exhibit;
    make visible:to display a sign.
  2. to reveal;
    betray:to display fear.
  3. to unfold;
    open out;
    spread out:to display a sail.
  4. to show ostentatiously;
    flaunt.
  5. Printingto give special prominence to (words, captions, etc.) by choice, size, and arrangement of type.
  6. Computingto output (data) on a CRT or other screen.

v.i. 
  1. Animal Behavior(of animals) to engage in a stereotyped behavior that conveys information to individuals of the same or another species.

n. 
  1. an act or instance of displaying;
    exhibition:a display of courage.
  2. an ostentatious show:a vulgar display of wealth.
  3. [Print.]
    • Printingthe 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.
    • Printingprinted matter thus displayed.
  4. an arrangement, as of merchandise, art objects, or flowers, designed to please the eye, attract buyers, etc.
  5. Computingthe visual representation of the output of an electronic device, as the screen of a cathode ray tube.
  6. Animal Behavior
    • 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.
dis•player, n. 
  • Late Latin displicāre to unfold. See dis-1, plicate
  • Anglo-French, Old French despleier
  • Middle English desplayen 1250–1300
    • 1, 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged Display, evince, exhibit, manifest mean to show or bring to the attention of another or others.
      To display is literally to spread something out so that it may be most completely and favorably seen:to display goods for sale.To exhibit is to display something in a show:to exhibit the best flowers.They may both be used for showing (off ) one's qualities or feelings:He displayed his wit. He exhibited great surprise.To
      evince and to
      manifest also mean to show feelings or qualities:to evince or manifest surprise, interest.
    • 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged flourish, parade, air.
    • 8.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See  show. 
    • 1, 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged conceal.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

display /dɪˈspleɪ/ vb
  1. (transitive) to show or make visible
  2. (transitive) to disclose or make evident; reveal
  3. (transitive) to flaunt in an ostentatious way
  4. (transitive) to spread or open out; unfurl or unfold
  5. (transitive) to give prominence to (headings, captions, etc) by the use of certain typefaces
  6. (intransitive) to engage in a display
n
  1. the act of exhibiting or displaying; show
  2. something exhibited or displayed
  3. an ostentatious or pretentious exhibition
  4. an arrangement of certain typefaces to give prominence to headings, captions, advertisements, etc
  5. a device capable of representing information visually, as on a cathode-ray tube screen
  6. the information so presented
  7. a pattern of behaviour in birds, fishes, etc, by which the animal attracts attention while it is courting the female, defending its territory, etc
  8. (modifier) relating to or using typefaces that give prominence to the words they are used to set
Etymology: 14th Century: from Anglo-French despleier to unfold, from Late Latin displicāre to scatter, from dis-1 + plicāre to fold

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