Definition of Display

1. Noun. Something intended to communicate a particular impression. "A good show of looking interested"

Exact synonyms: Show
Generic synonyms: Demo, Demonstration
Specialized synonyms: Big Stick, Gaudery, Pomp

2. Verb. To show, make visible or apparent. "National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship"
Exact synonyms: Exhibit, Expose
Generic synonyms: Show
Specialized synonyms: Open, Bring Forth, Produce, Hold Up, Bench, Moon, Flash, Flaunt, Ostentate, Show Off, Swank, Brandish, Model, Model, Pose, Posture, Sit, Gibbet, Pillory
Derivative terms: Exhibit, Exhibition, Exposure

3. Noun. Something shown to the public. "The museum had many exhibits of oriental art"
Exact synonyms: Exhibit, Showing
Generic synonyms: Show
Specialized synonyms: Parade, Light Show
Derivative terms: Exhibit, Show

4. Verb. Attract attention by displaying some body part or posing; of animals.
Generic synonyms: Court, Romance, Solicit, Woo

5. Noun. A visual representation of something.
Exact synonyms: Presentation
Specialized synonyms: Float, Snellen Chart, Spectacle
Generic synonyms: Representation
Derivative terms: Present

6. Noun. Behavior that makes your feelings public. "A display of emotion"
Generic synonyms: Disclosure, Revealing, Revelation
Specialized synonyms: Histrionics, Production, Sackcloth And Ashes

7. Noun. Exhibiting openly in public view. "A display of courage"

8. Noun. An electronic device that represents information in visual form.

Definition of Display

1. v. t. To unfold; to spread wide; to expand; to stretch out; to spread.

2. v. i. To make a display; to act as one making a show or demonstration.

3. n. An opening or unfolding; exhibition; manifestation.

Definition of Display

1. Noun. A show or spectacle. ¹

2. Noun. (computing) An electronic screen that shows graphics or text. ¹

3. Verb. (obsolete) To spread out, to unfurl. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) : To show conspicuously; to exhibit; to demonstrate; to manifest. ¹

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Definition of Display

1. to make evident or obvious [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Display

1. 1. To unfold; to spread wide; to expand; to stretch out; to spread. "The northern wind his wings did broad display." (Spenser) 2. To extend the front of (a column), bringing it into line. 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. To make conspicuous by large or prominent type. 6. To discover; to descry. "And from his seat took pleasure to display The city so adorned with towers." (Chapman) Synonym: To exhibit, show, manifest, spread out, parade, expand, flaunt. Origin: OE. Displaien, desplaien, OF. Despleier, desploier, F. Deployer; pref. Des- (L. Dis-) + pleier, ploier, plier, F. Ployer, plier, to fold, bend, L. Plicare. See Ply, and cf. Deploy, Splay. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Display

displacement unit
displacements per atom
display (current term)
display adapter
display adaptor
display board
display case
display cases
display panel
display window

Literary usage of Display

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1916)
"THE AURORAL display OF AUGUST 36 IT may interest the readers of SCIENCE to know that the " remarkable auroral display" described by Professor Nutting in ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1919)
"1919 THE notes on this display, in SCIENCE, May 23, 1919, lead me to offer the following summary of my observations on it between 8: and 10:30 PM (75th ..."

3. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1922)
"Vet how often do we find this "star salesman" being shamefully neglected? How often is the show window used A MASSED display BROUGHT BRISK RESULTS ..."

4. Transactions by Massachusetts Horticultural Society (1902)
"C. Pfaff, display of Hybrid Roses, 84. WJ Clemson, Collection of Roses and ... General display.—Arranged for effect, in space of twelve or more square feet: ..."

5. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1921)
"These acts are within the exclusive power of the President.33 215. display of Force. A more material means of bringing pressure is the display of force. ..."

6. Advertising, Its Principles and Practice by Harry Tipper, Harry Levi Hollingworth, George Burton Hotchkiss, Frank Alvah Parsons (1919)
"CHAPTER XXI COPY AS AFFECTED BY display Relative Importance of display and ... Few copy-writers are able to execute the display; fewer artists are able to ..."

7. Annual Report by Ohio State Board of Agriculture (1902)
"M Best display of comb honey ....... 2d bent display of comb honey ..... Best case of twenty-four sections white clover comb honey . ..."

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