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Webster 1913 Edition


Display

Dis-play′

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Displayed
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Displaying
.]
[OE.
displaien
,
desplaien
, OF.
despleier
,
desploier
, F.
déployer
; pref.
des-
(L.
dis-
) +
pleier
,
ploier
,
plier
, F.
ployer
,
plier
, to fold, bend, L.
plicare
. See
Ply
, and cf.
Deploy
,
Splay
.]
1.
To unfold; to spread wide; to expand; to stretch out; to spread.
The northern wind his wings did broad
display
.
Spenser.
2.
(Mil.)
To extend the front of (a column), bringing it into line.
Farrow.
3.
To spread before the view; to show; to exhibit to the sight, or to the mind; to make manifest.
His statement . . .
displays
very clearly the actual condition of the army.
Burke.
4.
To make an exhibition of; to set in view conspicuously or ostentatiously; to exhibit for the sake of publicity; to parade.
Proudly
displaying
the insignia of their order.
Prescott.
5.
(Print.)
To make conspicuous by large or prominent type.
6.
To discover; to descry.
[Obs.]
Syn. – To exhibit; show; manifest; spread out; parade; expand; flaunt.

Dis-play′

,
Verb.
I.
To make a display; to act as one making a show or demonstration.
Shak.

Dis-play′

,
Noun.
1.
An opening or unfolding; exhibition; manifestation.
Having witnessed
displays
of his power and grace.
Trench.
2.
Ostentatious show; exhibition for effect; parade.
He died, as erring man should die,
Without
display
, without parade.
Byron.

Webster 1828 Edition


Display

DISPLAY

,
Verb.
T.
[L., gr., to unfold.]
1.
Literally, to unfold; hence, to open; to spread wide; to expand.
The northern wind his wings did broad display.
2.
To spread before the view; to show; to exhibit to the eyes, or to the mind; to make manifest. The works of nature display the power and wisdom of the Supreme Being. Christian charity displays the effects of true piety. A dress, simple and elegant, displays female taste and beauty to advantage.
3.
To carve; to dissect and open.
He carves, displays, and cuts up to a wonder.
4.
To set to view ostentatiously.
5.
To discover. [Not in use.]
6.
To open; to unlock. [Not used.]

DISPLAY

,
Noun.
1.
An opening or unfolding; an exhibition of any thing to the view.
2.
Show; exhibition; as, they make a great display of troops; a great display of magnificence.

Definition 2021


Display

Display

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German

Noun

Display n (genitive Displays, plural Displays)

  1. display, screen

display

display

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English

Noun

display (plural displays)

  1. A show or spectacle.
  2. (computing) An electronic screen that shows graphics or text.
  3. (computing) The presentation of information for visual or tactile reception.

Translations

See also

Verb

display (third-person singular simple present displays, present participle displaying, simple past and past participle displayed)

  1. (obsolete) To spread out, to unfurl.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.v:
      The wearie Traueiler, wandring that way, / Therein did often quench his thristy heat, / And then by it his wearie limbes display, / Whiles creeping slomber made him to forget / His former paine [...].
  2. (transitive) To show conspicuously; to exhibit; to demonstrate; to manifest.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 12, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      All this was extraordinarily distasteful to Churchill. It was ugly, gross. Never before had he felt such repulsion when the vicar displayed his characteristic bluntness or coarseness of speech. In the present connexion [] such talk had been distressingly out of place.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 1, in The China Governess:
      The huge square box, parquet-floored and high-ceilinged, had been arranged to display a suite of bedroom furniture designed and made in the halcyon days of the last quarter of the nineteenth century, [].
  3. (intransitive) To make a display; to act as one making a show or demonstration.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  4. (military) To extend the front of (a column), bringing it into line.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Farrow to this entry?)
  5. (printing, dated) To make conspicuous by using large or prominent type.
  6. (obsolete) To discover; to descry.
    • Chapman
      And from his seat took pleasure to display / The city so adorned with towers.

Translations


Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɪspleː/
  • Hyphenation: dis‧play

Etymology

Borrowing from English display

Noun

display f, n (plural displays, diminutive displaytje n)

  1. display (2)

Portuguese

Noun

display m (plural displays)

  1. display (electronic screen)

Quotations

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:display.

Synonyms


Spanish

Noun

display m (plural displays)

  1. display