to show or exhibit; make visible:to display a sign.
to reveal; betray:to display fear.
to unfold; open out; spread out:to display a sail.
to show ostentatiously; flaunt.
Printingto give special prominence to (words, captions, etc.) by choice, size, and arrangement of type.
Computingto output (data) on a CRT or other screen.
Animal Behavior(of animals) to engage in a stereotyped behavior that conveys information to individuals of the same or another species.
an act or instance of displaying; exhibition:a display of courage.
an ostentatious show:a vulgar display of wealth.
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.
an arrangement, as of merchandise, art objects, or flowers, designed to please the eye, attract buyers, etc.
Computingthe visual representation of the output of an electronic device, as the screen of a cathode ray tube.
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.
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 UnabridgedDisplay,evince,exhibit,manifest mean to show or bring to the attention of another or others. Todisplay is literally to spread something out so that it may be most completely and favorably seen:to display goods for sale.Toexhibit 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.