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English noun: display

1. display (communication) something intended to communicate a particular impression

SamplesMade a display of strength.
A show of impatience.
A good show of looking interested.


Broader (hypernym)demo, demonstration

Narrower (hyponym)big stick, gaudery, pomp

2. display (act) something shown to the public

SamplesThe museum had many exhibits of oriental art.

Synonymsexhibit, showing

Broader (hypernym)show

Narrower (hyponym)light show, parade

3. display (artifact) a visual representation of something


Broader (hypernym)representation

Narrower (hyponym)float, Snellen chart, spectacle

4. display (communication) behavior that makes your feelings public

SamplesA display of emotion.

Broader (hypernym)disclosure, revealing, revelation

Narrower (hyponym)histrionics, production, sackcloth and ashes

5. display (communication) exhibiting openly in public view

SamplesA display of courage.

Broader (hypernym)communication

Narrower (hyponym)acting out, array, fanfare, flash, flaunt, ostentation, presentation, screening, showing, sight, viewing

6. display (artifact) an electronic device that represents information in visual form

Synonymsvideo display

Broader (hypernym)electronic device

Narrower (hyponym)alphanumeric display, board, caller ID, CRT screen, digital display, display board, display panel, flat panel display, FPD, monitor, monitoring device, screen, VDU, visual display unit, window

Part holonymraster

English verb: display

1. display (perception) to show, make visible or apparent

SamplesThe 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.

Synonymsexhibit, expose

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)show

Narrower (hyponym)bench, brandish, bring forth, flash, flaunt, gibbet, hold up, model, model, moon, open, ostentate, pillory, pose, posture, produce, show off, sit, swank

2. display (social) attract attention by displaying some body part or posing; of animals

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)court, romance, solicit, woo

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