Display
Display Dis*play", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Displayed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Displaying}.] [OE. displaien, desplaien, OF. despleier, desploier, F. d['e]ployer; 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. [1913 Webster]

The northern wind his wings did broad display. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mil.) To extend the front of (a column), bringing it into line. --Farrow. [1913 Webster]

3. To spread before the view; to show; to exhibit to the sight, or to the mind; to make manifest. [1913 Webster]

His statement . . . displays very clearly the actual condition of the army. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

4. To make an exhibition of; to set in view conspicuously or ostentatiously; to exhibit for the sake of publicity; to parade. [1913 Webster]

Proudly displaying the insignia of their order. --Prescott. [1913 Webster]

5. (Print.) To make conspicuous by large or prominent type. [1913 Webster]

6. To discover; to descry. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

And from his seat took pleasure to display The city so adorned with towers. --Chapman.

7. (Computers) To output (results or data) in a visible manner on the screen of a monitor, CRT, or other device. [PJC]

Syn: To exhibit; show; manifest; spread out; parade; expand; flaunt. [1913 Webster]


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