an arrangement of things for people to look at or buy
a superb display of African masks
a dazzling display (=very good display) of flowers
The window display caught her eye.
display cases containing old photographs
a public performance of something that is intended to entertain people:
a fireworks display
a display of juggling
something that is on display is in a public place where people can look at it [= on show]:
Mapplethorpe's photographs were first put on display in New York.
be/go on display
One of the world's oldest cars has gone on display in Brighton today.
if a quality, feeling, or skill is on display, it is very clear and easy to notice:
The musical talent on display is extremely impressive.
an occasion when someone clearly shows a particular feeling, attitude, or quality:
Unprovoked displays of aggression cannot be tolerated.
a part of a piece of equipment that shows information, for example a computer screen:
This time the display flashed a red warning signal.