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NOUN (6)

1. something intended to communicate a particular impression;
- Example: "made a display of strength"
- Example: "a show of impatience"
- Example: "a good show of looking interested"
[syn: display, show]

2. something shown to the public;
- Example: "the museum had many exhibits of oriental art"
[syn: display, exhibit, showing]

3. a visual representation of something;
[syn: display, presentation]

4. behavior that makes your feelings public;
- Example: "a display of emotion"

5. exhibiting openly in public view;
- Example: "a display of courage"

6. an electronic device that represents information in visual form;
[syn: display, video display]


VERB (2)

1. to show, make visible or apparent;
- Example: "The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month"
- Example: "Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?"
- Example: "National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship"
[syn: expose, exhibit, display]

2. attract attention by displaying some body part or posing; of animals;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Display \Dis*play"\, v. i. To make a display; to act as one making a show or demonstration. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Display \Dis*play"\, n. 1. An opening or unfolding; exhibition; manifestation. [1913 Webster] Having witnessed displays of his power and grace. --Trench. [1913 Webster] 2. Ostentatious show; exhibition for effect; parade. [1913 Webster] He died, as erring man should die, Without display, without parade. --Byron. [1913 Webster] 3. (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. [PJC] 4. (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. [PJC] 5. (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. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

display n 1: something intended to communicate a particular impression; "made a display of strength"; "a show of impatience"; "a good show of looking interested" [syn: display, show] 2: something shown to the public; "the museum had many exhibits of oriental art" [syn: display, exhibit, showing] 3: a visual representation of something [syn: display, presentation] 4: behavior that makes your feelings public; "a display of emotion" 5: exhibiting openly in public view; "a display of courage" 6: an electronic device that represents information in visual form [syn: display, video display] v 1: 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" [syn: expose, exhibit, display] 2: attract attention by displaying some body part or posing; of animals
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

326 Moby Thesaurus words for "display": CRT spot, Century, DM display, Doppler signal, Doric, Egyptian, Elzevir, Garamond, Gothic, IF signal, IM display, Ionic, RF echoes, Transitional, Typewriter, advertise, affect, air, airing, anteriority, antique, apparent character, appearances, approve, argue, array, attest, bandying, be indicative of, be significant of, be symptomatic of, beam, beat signal, bespeak, betoken, betray, black letter, blackface, blazon, blazon forth, blips, bold, bold front, boldface, book, bounces, brandish, brave face, brave front, bravura, breathe, brilliancy, bring forth, bring forward, bring into view, bring out, bring to notice, broach, broadcast, broadcasting, bruiting, bruiting about, ceremony, characterize, circulation, condensed, connote, cosmorama, cursive, cyclorama, dangle, daring, dash, demonstrate, demonstration, denominate, denote, develop, differentiate, diffusion, diorama, disclose, disport, dissemination, divulge, double-dot display, dramatics, dramatize, echo, echo signal, eclat, elan, emblazon, embody, enact, enactment, entail, etalage, evidence, evince, evulgation, exhibit, exhibition, exhibitionism, expanded, expose, expose to view, exposition, exposure, express, extended, exteriors, external appearance, externals, facade, face, facet, facia, false front, fanfare, fanfaronade, figure, flair, flash, flaunt, flaunting, flourish, fore, forefront, foreground, forehand, foreland, forepart, forequarter, foreside, foreword, front, front elevation, front man, front matter, front page, front view, frontage, frontal, frontier, frontispiece, furnish evidence, gaudiness, georama, give evidence, give indication of, give out, give sign, give token, go to show, grandeur, grotesque, head, heading, highlight, hint, histrionics, hold up, identify, illuminate, illustrate, imply, incarnate, indicate, involve, issuance, issue, italic, lap, lay out, light show, lightface, local oscillator signal, magnificence, make clear, make known, make plain, make public, manifest, manifestation, mark, materialize, mean, mere externals, meretriciousness, modern, myriorama, note, obverse, offer, old style, open, open up, opening, ostent, ostentation, ostentatiousness, output signal, outward appearance, outward show, pageant, pageantry, panoply, panorama, parade, perform, performance, periodical, phantasmagoria, picture, pips, point to, pomp, preface, prefix, present, presentation, presentment, pretension, pretentiousness, printing, priority, produce, production, projection, promulgation, propagation, proscenium, psychedelic show, public image, publication, publicize, publishing, put forth, put forward, put out, radar signal, reading, reflection, represent, representation, retrospective, return, return signal, reveal, revelation, roll out, roman, sans serif, script, set forth, setout, sham, shifting scene, shine, show, show forth, show off, show signs of, showiness, showing, showing-off, sight, signal, signal display, signalize, signify, speak for itself, speak volumes, speciousness, spectacle, splash, splendor, splurge, sport, spot, spotlight, spread, spreading, spreading abroad, stage show, staginess, stand for, suggest, superficiality, surface appearance, surface show, symptomatize, symptomize, tableau, tableau vivant, target image, telecasting, tell, tend to show, testify, theatrics, token, trace, transmitter signal, trot out, trumpet, trumpet forth, type styles, unclothe, uncover, unfold, unfolding, unfoldment, unfurl, unveil, unveiling, vain show, varnishing day, vaunt, ventilate, ventilation, vernissage, video signal, wave, window dressing
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

display 1. monitor. 2. A vector of pointers to activation records. The Nth element points to the activation record containing variables declared at lexical depth N. This allows faster access to variables from outer scopes than the alternative of linked activation records (but most variable accesses are either local or global or occasionally to the immediately enclosing scope). Displays were used in some ALGOL implementations. (1996-02-22)