display Definition

  • 1to show something to people, or put it in a place where people can see it easily
  • 2an arrangement of objects intended to decorate, advertise, or inform people about something

Using display: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "display" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The museum is displaying a new collection of paintings.

  • Example

    She proudly displayed her trophy on the mantelpiece.

  • Example

    The store has a beautiful display of flowers in the window.

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    He displayed his anger by shouting at the waiter.

  • Example

    The fireworks display was amazing!

display Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for display

Idioms Using display

  • to show something publicly


    The artist put his latest work on display at the exhibition.

  • display one's wares

    to show off one's goods or abilities


    The street vendor displayed his wares on the sidewalk.

  • a public demonstration of love or fondness


    The couple's display of affection made everyone around them smile.

Phrases with display

  • an arrangement of items in a store window intended to attract customers


    The store's window display featured the latest fashion trends.

  • available for people to see or observe


    The artist's work was on display at the gallery.

  • a glass case used to display objects for viewing


    The museum's display case showcased ancient artifacts.

Origins of display

from Old French 'despleier', meaning 'unfold'


Summary: display in Brief

The term 'display' [dɪˈspleɪ] refers to showing or presenting something to people, or arranging objects to decorate, advertise, or inform. It can be used as a verb or a noun, and has synonyms like 'exhibit' and 'showcase.' Examples include 'The museum is displaying a new collection of paintings,' and 'The store has a beautiful display of flowers in the window.' Phrases like 'window display' and idioms like 'display one's wares' extend its usage.

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