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DISPLAY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does display mean? 

DISPLAY (noun)
  The noun DISPLAY has 6 senses:

1. something intended to communicate a particular impression
2. something shown to the public
3. an electronic device that represents information in visual form
4. a visual representation of something
5. behavior that makes your feelings public
6. exhibiting openly in public view

  Familiarity information: DISPLAY used as a noun is common.


DISPLAY (verb)
  The verb DISPLAY has 3 senses:

1. to show, make visible or apparent
2. make clear and visible
3. attract attention by displaying some body part or posing; of animals

  Familiarity information: DISPLAY used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DISPLAY (noun)


Sense 1display [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something intended to communicate a particular impression

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

display; show

Context examples:

made a display of strength / a show of impatience / a good show of looking interested

Hypernyms ("display" is a kind of...):

demo; demonstration (a visual presentation showing how something works)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "display"):

big stick (a display of force or power)

gaudery; pomp (cheap or pretentious or vain display)


Sense 2display [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something shown to the public

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

display; exhibit; showing

Context example:

the museum had many exhibits of oriental art

Hypernyms ("display" is a kind of...):

show (the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "display"):

parade (a visible display)

light show (a display of colored lights moving in shifting patterns)


Sense 3display [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An electronic device that represents information in visual form

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

video display; display

Hypernyms ("display" is a kind of...):

electronic device (a device that accomplishes its purpose electronically)

Meronyms (parts of "display"):

raster (the rectangular formation of parallel scanning lines that guide the electron beam on a television screen or a computer monitor)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "display"):

window ((computer science) a rectangular part of a computer screen that contains a display different from the rest of the screen)

CRT screen; screen (display on the surface of the large end of a cathode-ray tube on which is electronically created)

monitor; monitoring device (display produced by a device that takes signals and displays them on a television screen or a computer monitor)

flat panel display; FPD (a type of video display that is thin and flat; commonly used in laptop computers)

board; display board; display panel (a vertical surface on which information can be displayed to public view)

alphanumeric display; digital display (a display that gives the information in the form of characters (numbers or letters))

caller ID (a small display that will show you the telephone number of the party calling you)


Sense 4display [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A visual representation of something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

display; presentation

Hypernyms ("display" is a kind of...):

representation (a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "display"):

float (an elaborate display mounted on a platform carried by a truck (or pulled by a truck) in a procession or parade)

Snellen chart (display consisting of a printed card with letters and numbers in lines of decreasing size; used to test visual acuity)

spectacle (an elaborate and remarkable display on a lavish scale)

VDU; visual display unit ((British) a device for displaying input signals as letters on a screen; usually has a keyboard)


Sense 5display [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Behavior that makes your feelings public

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

a display of emotion

Hypernyms ("display" is a kind of...):

disclosure; revealing; revelation (the speech act of making something evident)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "display"):

sackcloth and ashes (a display of extreme remorse or repentance or grief)

production (a display that is exaggerated or unduly complicated)

histrionics (a deliberate display of emotion for effect)


Sense 6display [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Exhibiting openly in public view

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

a display of courage

Hypernyms ("display" is a kind of...):

communication (something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "display"):

presentation (the act of making something publicly available; presenting news or other information by broadcasting or printing it)

flaunt (the act of displaying something ostentatiously)

fanfare; flash; ostentation (a gaudy outward display)

sight (anything that is seen)

screening; showing; viewing (the display of a motion picture)

array (an impressive display)

acting out ((psychiatry) the display of previously inhibited emotions (often in actions rather than words); considered to be healthy and therapeutic)


DISPLAY (verb)


Sense 1display [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To show, make visible or apparent

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

display; exhibit; expose

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "display" is one way to...):

show (make visible or noticeable)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "display"):

gibbet; pillory (expose to ridicule or public scorn)

model; pose; posture; sit (assume a posture as for artistic purposes)

model (display (clothes) as a mannequin)

brandish (exhibit aggressively)

flash; flaunt; ostentate; show off; swank (display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously)

moon (expose one's buttocks to)

bench (exhibit on a bench)

hold up (hold up something as an example; hold up one's achievements for admiration)

bring forth; produce (bring out for display)

open (display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 2display [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make clear and visible

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

display; reveal; show

Context example:

The article revealed the policies of the government

Hypernyms (to "display" is one way to...):

communicate; pass; pass along; pass on; put across (transmit information)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "display"):

express (manifest the effects of (a gene or genetic trait))

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3display [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Attract attention by displaying some body part or posing; of animals

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Hypernyms (to "display" is one way to...):

court; romance; solicit; woo (make amorous advances towards)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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