• enPR: dĭsplāʹ, IPA: /dɪsˈpleɪ/


  1. A show or spectacle.
    The trapeze artist put on an amazing acrobatic display.
  2. A piece of work to be presented visually.
    Pupils are expected to produce a wall display about a country of their choice.
  3. (computing) An electronic screen that shows graphics or text.
  4. (computing) The presentation of information for visual or tactile reception.
  5. (travel, aviation, in a reservation system) The asterisk symbol, used to denote that the following information will be displayed, eg, *H will "display history".
Translations Translations Verb

display (displays, present participle displaying; past and past participle displayed)

  1. (transitive) To show conspicuously; to exhibit; to demonstrate; to manifest.
  2. (intransitive) To make a display; to act as one making a show or demonstration.
    • c. 1603–1606, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of King Lear”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act 2, scene 4], page 293 ↗:
      Being the very fellow which of late / Diſplaid ſo ſawcily againſt your Highneſſe {{...}
  3. (military) To extend the front of (a column), bringing it into line.
  4. (printing, dated) To make conspicuous by using large or prominent type.
  5. (obsolete) To discover; to descry.
    • And from his seat took pleasure to display / The city so adorned with towers.
  6. (obsolete) To spread out, to unfurl.
    Synonyms: splay
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.v:
      The wearie Traueiler, wandring that way, / Therein did often quench his thristy heat, / And then by it his wearie limbes display, / Whiles creeping slomber made him to forget / His former paine [...].
  • French: étaler
  • Russian: выставля́ть

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