(Dis*pla"cen*cy) n. [LL. displacentia, for L. displicentia, fr. displicere to displease; dis- +
placere to please. See Displease, and cf. Displeasance.] Want of complacency or gratification; envious
displeasure; dislike. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.
1. One that displaces.
2. (Chem.) The funnel part of the apparatus for solution by displacement.
(Dis*plant") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Diplanted; p. pr. & vb. n. Displanting.] [Pref. dis- + plant: cf.
OF. desplanter, F. déplanter.]
1. To remove (what is planted or fixed); to unsettle and take away; to displace; to root out; as, to displant
I did not think a look,Beau. & Fl.
Or a poor word or two, could have displanted
Such a fixed constancy.
2. To strip of what is planted or settled; as, to displant a country of inhabitants. Spenser.
(Dis`plan*ta"tion) n. The act of displanting; removal; displacement. Sir W. Raleigh.
(Dis*plat") v. t. To untwist; to uncurl; to unplat. [Obs.] Hakewill.
(Dis*play") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Displayed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Displaying.] [OE. displaien, desplaien,
OF. despleier, desploier, F. déployer; pref. des- (L. dis-) + pleier, ploier, plier, F. ployer, plier, to
fold, bend, L. plicare. See Ply, and cf. Deploy, Splay.]
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. Farrow.
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.