Dis·play v. t. [imp. & p. p. Displayed p. pr. & vb. n. Displaying.]
1. To unfold; to spread wide; to expand; to stretch out; to spread.
The northern wind his wings did broad display. --Spenser.
2. Mil. To extend the front of (a column), bringing it into line.
3. To spread before the view; to show; to exhibit to the sight, or to the mind; to make manifest.
His statement . . . displays very clearly the actual condition of the army. --Burke.
4. To make an exhibition of; to set in view conspicuously or ostentatiously; to exhibit for the sake of publicity; to parade.
Proudly displaying the insignia of their order. --Prescott.
5. Print. To make conspicuous by large or prominent type.
6. To discover; to descry. [Obs.]
And from his seat took pleasure to display
The city so adorned with towers. --Chapman.
Syn: -- To exhibit; show; manifest; spread out; parade; expand; flaunt.
1. Unfolded; expanded; exhibited conspicuously or ostentatiously.
2. Her. With wings expanded; -- said of a bird of prey, esp. an eagle.
3. Print. Set with lines of prominent type interspersed, to catch the eye.