displaydi‧splay1 /dɪˈspleɪ/ ●●●S3W2AWL noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1ATTRACTIVE ARRANGEMENTobjectsAVSHOW/LET somebody SEE something an arrangement of things for people to look at or buydisplay of 🔊 a superb display of African masks 🔊 a dazzling display (=very good display) of flowers 🔊 The window display caught her eye. 🔊 display cases containing old photographs2PERFORMANCEentertainmentAPSHOW/LET somebody SEE something a public performance of something that is intended to entertain people 🔊 a fireworks displaydisplay of 🔊 a display of juggling3 →on display4 →display of affection/emotion/aggression etc5EQUIPMENTon equipmentTCTD a part of a piece of equipment that shows information, for example a computer screen 🔊 This time the display flashed a red warning signal.COLLOCATIONSadjectivesa fine/magnificent/spectacular/dazzling display (=a very good one)The museum has a magnificent display of silver.a window display (=in the window of a shop)I stopped to look at something in the window display.a special displayThere was a special display of local photographs.a floral display (=of flowers)The village has won an award for its floral displays.verbscreate a displayShe created an award-winning display at the national garden show.display + NOUNa display case/cabinet (=small cupboard with a glass front)There was a display case full of medals.a display boardSome schools have a display board with photographs of all the staff.a display stand (=table with shelves etc used for showing things to the public)A lot of companies had impressive display stands in the conference hall.
displaydisplay2 ●●●W2AWL verb 🔊 🔊 1SHOW/LET somebody SEE something[transitive] to show something to people, or put it in a place where people can see it easily 🔊 shop windows displaying the latest fashions 🔊 All the exam results will be displayed on the noticeboard.2SHOW A FEELING OR ATTITUDE[transitive] to clearly show a feeling, attitude, or quality by what you do or say 🔊 She displayed no emotion on the witness stand. 🔊 ten piano pieces, each written to display the talents of individual players3TDTC[transitive] if a computer or something similardisplays information, it shows it on its screen 🔊 I pressed ‘return’ and an error message was displayed.4[intransitive] if a malebird or animal displays, it behaves in a particular way as a signal to other birds or animals, especially to attract a female→ See Verb table
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display• The Van Gogh Museum will display 135 of his paintings.• That is not the only mode in which it might be displayed.• In one room, late 19th and early 20th century paintings are displayed.• Having already displayed a contempt for civilized society, he or she can not be considered a part of it.• Many pieces of both 14 and 17Cmetalworkdisplay a distinctivespikynaturalism which is paralleled elsewhere in stone and wood.• The previous government displayed a notablelack of enthusiasm for women's rights.• However, it is clear that he was not displaying a taxi roof sign.• Stallions may show a lack of normalcourtshipbehaviour, raping or savagingmares or displaying an inability to mate.• Early in life, Frederick displayed an interest in poetry.• The licence must be clearly displayed in the car windscreen.• Local train and bus times are displayed in the station.• Laura's frienddisplayed little emotion in court.• I'm displaying my ignorance here, but could you just tell us exactly what your job as a geologist involves?• Memos of this type are often displayed on notice boards for general information.• The store windows were displaying the latest springfashions.• Press 'Enter' to display the sorted mailing list.• As each is finished a way of displaying the student work is found.• Many stallsdisplayed the work of local artists and craftsmen.• The contestants here today have displayedtremendousskill.• One of the robbersdisplayed what the victims thought was a handgun.From Longman Business Dictionarydisplaydi‧splay1 /dɪˈspleɪ/ noun1[countable, uncountable]MARKETING an attractive arrangement of objects for people to look at or buy, for example in a shopenormous shops with beautiful window displaysthe wide range of goods on display →island display2[uncountable]MARKETINGprinting or page design to attract people’s attention, used especially in advertisementsbig display adverts with prominent slogans3[countable]COMPUTING the text or pictures you see on a computer screen, or the style, colour, brightness etc of thisthe use of different kinds of devices to control a display on the computer monitorSelect ‘Display’ and a dialogue box will appear with a choice of screen display options.displaydisplay2 verb [transitive]1to arrange objects in an attractive way for people to look at or buy, for example in a shopThe clothes were beautifully displayed.2COMPUTING if a computer displays information, it shows it on its screenIf you try to open a document that is already open, the software will display an error message.→ See Verb table