1 show, exhibit, air, put or set forth, make visible, expose, evince, manifest, demonstrate, betray, reveal, unveil, disclose; advertise, publicize:
Her paintings are being displayed at the gallery today.
2 unfurl, unfold, spread or stretch or open out, present:
The ship suddenly displayed the Jolly Roger.
3 show off, flaunt, parade, flourish, vaunt, Colloq flash:
He goes on those quiz programmes only to display his knowledge.
4 show, exhibition, exhibit, presentation, array; demonstration; exposition, manifestation, revelation:
We visited a display of weapons at the armoury. I have seldom seen such a display of ignorance.
5 ostentation, spectacle, flourish, show, parade, ceremony, pageantry, pageant, splendour, array, panoply, magnificence, grandeur, pomp, splash, éclat, élan, dash:
The display put on for Queen Victoria's jubilee was truly lavish.
1 arrangement of things
attractive, beautiful, colourful, dazzling, excellent, eye-catching, fascinating, fine, good, interesting, stunning | special | public | permanent, temporary | static
The locomotive is normally kept on static display in the National Railway Museum.
| audio-visual, visual
An audio-visual display gives visitors an idea of what life was like aboard a sailing ship.
| floral, photographic
a beautiful floral display outside the Town Hall
| in-store, wall, window | museum, shop
VERB + DISPLAY
The museum has a fine display of old medical instruments.
We plan to mount a display of the children's work in the lobby area.
| go on
Examples of her work will go on permanent display in the new museum.
| put sth on
The birds were put on display at the zoological society.
DISPLAY + VERB
illustrate sth, show sth
The display illustrates the traditional industries of the town.
DISPLAY + NOUN
board, cabinet, case, stand
a glass-fronted display cabinet
Designs for the new sports hall are on public display in the library. On display are earrings, necklaces and bracelets made from jade, amber and amethyst.
| ~ of
a display of Roman coins
More information about ART WORKS
of art a piece/work of art
Michelangelo's Pietà is a magnificent work of art.
She collects Jacobean portraits.
display, exhibit, show ~
The works will be displayed in the new wing of the museum.
~ be (put) on display/exhibition/show ~ go on display/exhibition/show
paintings put on show for the first time The photographs are on exhibition until the end of September.
An annexe was built to house the sculptures.
a series of ~
a series of paintings by Van Gogh
a collection/exhibition of ~
an exhibition of early 20th century French masterpieces
an art/photographic/photography exhibition
The open art exhibition will allow new artists to exhibit their work.
a sculpture by Barbara Hepworth
2 performing a skill
astonishing, awesome, breathtaking, brilliant, devastating, flamboyant, great, impressive, magnificent, outstanding, spectacular, spirited, superb, virtuoso
a flamboyant display of footballing skills
| disappointing, lacklustre, poor | firework | pyrotechnic
The sun set in a pyrotechnic display that burnt up the whole western sky.
| aerial, aerobatic, air, flying, parachute | courtship, mating, sexual
VERB + DISPLAY
give, perform, put on
The male performs a magnificent courtship display. They put on a spectacular firework display.
| treat sb to
The crowd was treated to an impressive display of power tennis.
DISPLAY + NOUN
an aerobatic display team
They gave a virtuoso display of disco dancing.
3 showing a particular feeling/quality
brief | rare | impressive, incredible, striking
Members of the community closed ranks in an impressive display of unity.
| open, public
an open display of affection for her husband
Despite his outward display of friendliness, I sensed he was concealing something.
| ostentatious, overt
an ostentatious display of wealth
There may be specific events which trigger aggressive displays in your dog.
She slammed the door behind her in a display of ill-temper.
4 on a computer screen, etc.
computer, screen | data, graphics, video, visual | colour, mono/monochrome | high resolution, low resolution
a high resolution colour display
| LCD/liquid crystal | analogue, digital | Windows
DISPLAY + NOUN
screen, terminal, unit
display screen equipment a visual display unit verb
His football trophies were prominently displayed in the kitchen.
She proudly displayed her degree certificate to her parents.
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