display

Definitions

  • A very inflated frog displays herself to other frogs
    A very inflated frog displays herself to other frogs
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v display 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"
    • v display attract attention by displaying some body part or posing; of animals
    • n display something shown to the public "the museum had many exhibits of oriental art"
    • n display a visual representation of something
    • n display an electronic device that represents information in visual form
    • n display something intended to communicate a particular impression "made a display of strength","a show of impatience","a good show of looking interested"
    • n display exhibiting openly in public view "a display of courage"
    • n display behavior that makes your feelings public "a display of emotion"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: At the White House, president John Adams was said to be the first to display fireworks there
    • Display (Biology) 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.
    • Display (Electronics) 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.
    • Display An opening or unfolding; exhibition; manifestation. "Having witnessed displays of his power and grace."
    • Display Ostentatious show; exhibition for effect; parade. "He died, as erring man should die,
      Without display , without parade."
    • Display (Computers) The output signal from a computer program, displayed on a display device. The displayed signal may consist of letters, numbers, or any graphical image.
    • Display To discover; to descry. "And from his seat took pleasure to display The city so adorned with towers."
    • Display (Mil) To extend the front of (a column), bringing it into line.
    • v. i Display To make a display; to act as one making a show or demonstration.
    • Display 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."
    • Display (Print) To make conspicuous by large or prominent type.
    • Display (Computers) To output (results or data) in a visible manner on the screen of a monitor, CRT, or other device.
    • Display 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."
    • Display To unfold; to spread wide; to expand; to stretch out; to spread. "The northern wind his wings did broad display ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10
    • display To unfold; lay open; spread out; expand; disclose, as in curving or dissecting a body.
    • display To show; expose to the view; exhibit to the eyes; especially, to show ostentatiously; parade flauntingly.
    • display To exhibit to the mind; make manifest or apparent; bring into notice: as, to display one's ignorance or folly.
    • display To discover; descry.
    • display In printing, to make conspicuous or attractive; give special prominence to, as particular words or lines, by the use of larger type, wider space, etc. Synonyms To parade, show off.
    • display To lay anything open, as in carving or dissecting.
    • display To make a show or display.
    • display To make a great show of words; talk demonstratively.
    • n display An opening, unfolding, or disclosing; a spreading of anything to the view, commonly with the sense of ostentation or a striving for effect; show; exhibition: as, a great display of banners; a display of jewelry.
    • n display Synonyms Show, Parade, etc. See ostentation.
    • n display In printing, the art of selecting and arranging types of unequal size, as in a title-page or advertisement, so as to make certain parts emphatic and the whole likely to attract attention.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Harthahorne City Ordinance, Section 363, states that it shall be unlawful to put any hypnotized person in a display window.
    • v.t Display dis-plā′ to unfold or spread out: to exhibit: to set out ostentatiously:
    • n Display a displaying or unfolding: exhibition: ostentatious show
    • v.t Display dis-plā′ (print.) to make prominent by large type, wide spacing, &c
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Quotations

  • Charles Caleb Colton
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    “Pedantry is the showy display of knowledge which crams our heads with learned lumber and then takes out our brains to make room for it.”
  • Hitopadesa
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    “No man should ever display his bravery unless he is prepared for battle, nor bear the marks of defiance, until he has experienced the abilities of his enemy.”
  • Edgar Quinet
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    “I mistrust the satisfaction which makes a display of the possession of Infinity; that is called fatuity in philosophic terms.”
  • Ralph J. Cudworth
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    “Knowledge is not a passion from without the mind, but an active exertion of the inward strength, vigor and power of the mind, displaying itself from within.”
  • Sydney Smith
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    “Manners are like the shadows of virtues, they are the momentary display of those qualities which our fellow creatures love and respect.”
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    “It speaks volumes for a person that when placed in quite different situations, they display the same spirit of moderation.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. displaien, desplaien, OF. despleier, desploier, F. déployer,; pref. des-,L. dis-,) + pleier, ploier, plier, F. ployer, plier, to fold, bend, L. plicare,. See Ply, and cf. Deploy Splay
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. despleierdes (= L. dis), neg., and plier, ploier—L. plicāre, to fold; doublet, deploy. See Ply.

Usage

In literature:

And in this, too, he displayed that wondrous patience which was so much a part of his nature.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
The Holy Church is not yet called upon to display her weapons.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
His coarse woolen stockings displayed to advantage the admirably moulded calves of his legs.
"Benjamin Franklin, A Picture of the Struggles of Our Infant Nation One Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
I am usually very calm over the displays of nature; but you will scarce believe how my heart leaped at this.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Mrs. Adams' essay on ghosts displays considerable literary knowledge, though the anecdote at the end is rather ancient for use today.
"Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
They display imagination without raising interest.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
Greek intellectual life displays all its phases completely, but not so was it with that of the Romans, who came to an untimely end.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)" by John William Draper
It has silver eyes; and the perfect expression and anatomy display the highest art.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
There are no stateliness, no undue ornament, no gaudy display such as minor mortals may delight in.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 12 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Then he began to move, not quietly or with any display of stealth.
"In the Brooding Wild" by Ridgwell Cullum
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In poetry:

If in my earthly mission
No progress has been made
Toward a higher spirit--
No growth of soul displayed--
"The Future" by Jared Barhite
Before him are thy ways,
But in his mercy free
He further yet his love displays,
And intercedes for thee.
"Awake!" by Nancy Rebecca Campbell Glass
We bless thy holy word.
Which all his grace displays,
And offer on thine altar, Lord,
Our sacrifice of praise.
"Hymn 4" by Noah Calwell W Cannon
We bless thine holy word,
Which all this grace displays;
And offer on thine altar, Lord,
Our sacrifice of praise.
"Psalm 118" by Isaac Watts
Now display thy saving power,
Ruin'd nature now restore;
Now in mystic union join
Thine to ours, and ours to thine.
"For Christmas Day" by Charles Wesley
Thus, while His death my sin displays
In all its blackest hue,
Such is the mystery of grace,
It seals my pardon too.
"In Evil Long I Took Delight" by John Newton

In news:

The patent is for liquid-crystal display (LCD) touch screens that integrate the touch sensing elements with the display circuitry.
Many new light displays await visitors to this year's "Joy of Christmas " holiday light display in Firestone Park in Columbiana.
Altinex has released the MT106-110 MPEG -2 player, which is designed to display images or movie clips on VGA or composite video display devices such as LCD and plasma displays.
With 65,000 colors and a resolution of 140 dpi, the new displays are able to show up to eight detailed characters of up to 24 by 24 pixels, making it well suited for displaying icons.
The two South Korean display makers, the world's largest display suppliers, are vying for dominance in the market for next generation displays known as OLEDs .
After using the display, AR sales rose a whopping 62 percent in my two stores—leading to my decision to make the display available to others—because I'm so confident that Papillion ca...
Universal Display Corporation is a world leader in developing and commercializing innovative OLED technologies and materials for use in the electronic flat panel display, lighting and other opto-electronic markets.
Flat-panel display maker Planar Systems is expanding its suite of embedded display solutions for ATM, retail and ticketing kiosk applications in challenging indoor and outdoor environments.
In the end, Sad Don Draper's grotesque display cannot overshadow the subtle display of Buzzfeed's series of the saddest Keanu Reeves quotes ever overlaying a different, yet equally poignant Keanu Reeves headshot.
For those who haven't been following the world of displays for the past year, you may have forgotten all about the SED , or Surface-conduction Electron-emitting Display.
The audio-only Omnifi DMS1 Digital Media Streamer offers both a built-in display and an on-screen TV display, which all players should have.
A collection of political buttons on display features Obama and Romney prominently in front of the display case at the Elyria Public Library.
Christie's Integrated Video Display Solutions for Security and Surveillance on Display at ASIS 2012.
Zandar to exhibit is MultiViewer display processors for highly configurable display needs.
The present display technology uses multiple layers to perform display and touch functions.
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In science:

Typical scintillation pulses due to γ and α events as measured by the system are displayed in Figure 6. A precision pulse generator provides means to calibrate and monitor the performance and stability of the electronics system.
A CsI(Tl) Scintillating Crystal Detector for the Studies of Low Energy Neutrino Interactions
Thus the geometric representation of π will display p ( = n/2 ) line segments, which have a total number of cr(π) points of intersection.
Random unitaries in non-commutative tori, and an asymptotic model for q-circular systems
As it is well-known the BrnClsPrts have no classical wave properties (ClsWvPrp), but the FrthQntPrts have QntWvPrps and display them every where.
Physical model of Schrodinger's electron. Heisenberg convenient way for description of its quantum behaviour
The violation of pseudospin symmetry can be read off from Fig. 1, where the ratio |Rps |2 is displayed as a function of the scattering angle.
Violation of pseudospin symmetry in nucleon-nucleus scattering: exact relations
The upper right panel shows the global H I profile which displays the classical double-horned shape.
Star Formation and Tidal Encounters with the Low Surface Brightness Galaxy UGC 12695 and Companions
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