noun something intended to communicate a particular impression
- made a display of strength
- a show of impatience
- a good show of looking interested
noun something shown to the public
- the museum had many exhibits of oriental art
noun a visual representation of something
noun behavior that makes your feelings public
noun exhibiting openly in public view
noun an electronic device that represents information in visual form
verb to show, make visible or apparent
- The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month
- Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?
- National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship
verb attract attention by displaying some body part or posing; of animals
Dis*play" transitive verb
, OF. despleier
, F. déployer
; pref. des-
) + pleier
, F. ployer
, to fold, bend, L. plicare
. See Ply
, and cf. Deploy
imperfect & past participle Displayed ; present participle & verbal noun Displaying
- To unfold; to spread wide; to expand; to stretch out; to spread.
The northern wind his wings did broad display.
- (Mil.) To extend the front of (a column), bringing it into line.
- 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.
- 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.
- (Print.) To make conspicuous by large or prominent type.
- To discover; to descry. Obs.
And from his seat took pleasure to display
The city so adorned with towers.
Syn. -- To exhibit; show; manifest; spread out; parade; expand; flaunt.
Dis*play" intransitive verb
- To make a display; to act as one making a show or demonstration.
- An opening or unfolding; exhibition; manifestation.
Having witnessed displays of his power and grace.
- Ostentatious show; exhibition for effect; parade.
He died, as erring man should die,
Without display, without parade.
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