Definition and Meanings for display

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Display is ranked 2,201 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of display

transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb, noun

Etymology of display

oe. displaien, desplaien, of. despleier, desploier, f. d; pref. des- (l. dis-) + pleier, ploier, plier, f. ployer, plier, to fold, bend, l. plicare. see ply, and cf. deploy, splay

Meaning of display

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to unfold; to spread wide; to expand; to stretch out; to spread.
  • 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.
  • to make an exhibition of; to set in view conspicuously or ostentatiously; to exhibit for the sake of publicity; to parade.
  • to make conspicuous by large or prominent type.
  • to discover; to descry.
  • to output (results or data) in a visible manner on the screen of a monitor, crt, or other device.

as intransitive verb

  • to make a display; to act as one making a show or demonstration.

as noun

  • an opening or unfolding; exhibition; manifestation.
  • ostentatious show; exhibition for effect; parade.
  • an electronic device on which the output signal of another electronic device may be presented in a visual form; -- also called display device. typically the display device it is the screen of a cathode-ray tube, as in a computer monitor, but other forms of visual display such as led or liquid crystal devices are also used. the printed output from a computer or other device is not considered as a display.
  • the output signal from a computer program, displayed on a display device. the displayed signal may consist of letters, numbers, or any graphical image.
  • a pattern of behavior, such as showing a body part to another animal, by which one animal conveys information to another, as for mating or defense.
  • No antonyms for display

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