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From 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
The northern wind his wings did broad display.
2. (Mil.) To extend the front of (a column), bringing it into
3. 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. --Burke.
4. To make an exhibition of; to set in view conspicuously or
ostentatiously; to exhibit for the sake of publicity; to
Proudly displaying the insignia of their order.
5. (Print.) To make conspicuous by large or prominent type.
6. To discover; to descry. [Obs.]
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.
Syn: To exhibit; show; manifest; spread out; parade; expand;
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