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DISPLAY, v.t. [L., gr., to unfold.]

1. Literally, to unfold; hence, to open; to spread wide; to expand.

The northern wind his wings did broad display.

2. To spread before the view; to show; to exhibit to the eyes, or to the mind; to make manifest. The works of nature display the power and wisdom of the Supreme Being. Christian charity displays the effects of true piety. A dress, simple and elegant, displays female taste and beauty to advantage.

3. To carve; to dissect and open.

He carves, displays, and cuts up to a wonder.

4. To set to view ostentatiously.

5. To discover. [Not in use.]

6. To open; to unlock. [Not used.]

DISPLAY, n.

1. An opening or unfolding; an exhibition of any thing to the view.

2. Show; exhibition; as, they make a great display of troops; a great display of magnificence.



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DISPLAY, v.t. [L., gr., to unfold.]

1. Literally, to unfold; hence, to open; to spread wide; to expand.

The northern wind his wings did broad display.

2. To spread before the view; to show; to exhibit to the eyes, or to the mind; to make manifest. The works of nature display the power and wisdom of the Supreme Being. Christian charity displays the effects of true piety. A dress, simple and elegant, displays female taste and beauty to advantage.

3. To carve; to dissect and open.

He carves, displays, and cuts up to a wonder.

4. To set to view ostentatiously.

5. To discover. [Not in use.]

6. To open; to unlock. [Not used.]

DISPLAY, n.

1. An opening or unfolding; an exhibition of any thing to the view.

2. Show; exhibition; as, they make a great display of troops; a great display of magnificence.

DIS-PLAY', n.

  1. An opening or unfolding; an exhibition of any thing to the view.
  2. Show; exhibition; as, they make a great display of troops; a great display of magnificence.

DIS-PLAY', v.i.

To talk without restraint; to make a great show of words. – Shak.


DIS-PLAY', v.t. [Fr. deployer, and deploy is the same word. It is a different orthography of deplier, to unfold; Arm. displega; Sp. desplegar; It. spiegare; dis and Fr. plier, Sp. plegar, It. piegare, to fold; L. plico, W. plygu, Gr. πλεκω; and απλοος, απλοω, to unfold, may be from the same root.]

  1. Literally, to unfold: hence, to open; to spread wide; to expand. The northern wind his wings did broad display. – Spenser.
  2. To spread before the view; to show; to exhibit to the eyes, or to the mind; to make manifest. The works of nature display the power and wisdom of the Supreme Being. Christian charity displays the effects of true piety. A dress, simple and elegant, displays female taste and beauty to advantage.
  3. To carve; to dissect and open. He carves, displays, and cuts up to a wonder. – Spectator.
  4. To set to view ostentatiously. – Shak.
  5. To discover. [Not in use.] – Spenser.
  6. To open; to unlock. [Not used.] – B. Jonson.

Dis*play"
  1. To unfold; to spread wide; to expand; to stretch out; to spread.

    The northern wind his wings did broad display. Spenser.

  2. To make a display; to act as one making a show or demonstration.

    Shak.
  3. An opening or unfolding; exhibition; manifestation.

    Having witnessed displays of his power and grace. Trench.

  4. To extend the front of (a column), bringing it into line.

    Farrow.
  5. Ostentatious show; exhibition for effect; parade.

    He died, as erring man should die,
    Without display, without parade.
    Byron.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. To make conspicuous by large or prominent type.
  9. 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.

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Display

DISPLAY, verb transitive [Latin , gr., to unfold.]

1. Literally, to unfold; hence, to open; to spread wide; to expand.

The northern wind his wings did broad display

2. To spread before the view; to show; to exhibit to the eyes, or to the mind; to make manifest. The works of nature display the power and wisdom of the Supreme Being. Christian charity displays the effects of true piety. A dress, simple and elegant, displays female taste and beauty to advantage.

3. To carve; to dissect and open.

He carves, displays, and cuts up to a wonder.

4. To set to view ostentatiously.

5. To discover. [Not in use.]

6. To open; to unlock. [Not used.]

DISPLAY, noun

1. An opening or unfolding; an exhibition of any thing to the view.

2. Show; exhibition; as, they make a great display of troops; a great display of magnificence.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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APH'ONY, n. [Gr. voice.]

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