Meaning of DISPLAY in English


Pronunciation: di- ' spl ā

Function: 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 < display ed 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 display ed and copulated>

synonyms see SHOW

– dis · play · able \ - ' spl ā - ə -b ə l \ adjective

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.