display
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French desplaier, desploier, literally, to unfold — more at deploy Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to put or spread before the view <
display the flag
>
b. to make evident <
displayed great skill
>
c. to exhibit ostentatiously <
liked to display his erudition
>
2. obsolete descry intransitive verb 1. obsolete show off 2. to make a breeding display <
penguins displayed and copulated
>
Synonyms: see showdisplayable adjective II. noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1665 1. a. (1) a setting or presentation of something in open view <
a fireworks display
>
(2) a clear sign or evidence ; exhibition <
a display of courage
>
b. ostentatious show c. type, composition, or printing designed to catch the eye d. an eye-catching arrangement by which something is exhibited <
a display of artifacts
>
— often used with on <
her early paintings are currently on display
>
e. an electronic device (as a cathode-ray tube) that presents information in visual form; also the visual information 2. a pattern of behavior exhibited especially by male birds in the breeding season

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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