4. To make an exhibition of; to set in view conspicuously or ostentatiously; to exhibit for the sake of publicity; to
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 displayChapman.
The city so adorned with towers.
Syn. To exhibit; show; manifest; spread out; parade; expand; flaunt.
(Dis*play"), v. i. To make a display; to act as one making a show or demonstration. Shak.
1. An opening or unfolding; exhibition; manifestation.
Having witnessed displays of his power and grace.Trench.
2. Ostentatious show; exhibition for effect; parade.
He died, as erring man should die,Byron.
Without display, without parade.
1. Unfolded; expanded; exhibited conspicuously or ostentatiously.
2. (Her.) With wings expanded; said of a bird of pray, esp. an eagle.
3. (Print.) Set with lines of prominent type interspersed, to catch the eye.
(Dis*play"er) n. One who, or that which, displays.
(Dis"ple) v. t. To discipline; to correct. [Obs.]
And bitter Penance, with an iron whip,Spenser.
Was wont him once to disple every day.
(Dis*pleas"ance) n. [OF. desplaisance, F. déplaisance. Cf. Displacency.] Displeasure; discontent; annoyance.
(Dis*pleas"ant) a. [OF. desplaisant, F. déplaisant. See Displease.] Unpleasing; offensive; unpleasant.
[Obs.] Speed. Dis*pleas"ant*ly, adv. [Obs.] Strype. Dis*pleas"ant*ness, n. [Obs.]
(Dis*please") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Displeased ; p. pr. & vb. n. Displeasing.] [OF. desplaisir,
whence F. déplaisir displeasure; pref. des- (L. dis- ) + plaisir to please. See Please, and cf. Displeasure.]
1. To make not pleased; to excite a feeling of disapprobation or dislike in; to be disagreeable to; to offend; to
vex; often followed by with or at. It usually expresses less than to anger, vex, irritate, or provoke.
God was displeased with this thing.1 Chron. xxi. 7.
Wilt thou be displeased at us forever?Psalms lxxxv. 5 (Bk. of Com. Prayer).
This virtuous plaster will displeaseJ. Fletcher.
Your tender sides.
Adversity is so wholesome . . . why should we be displeased therewith?Barrow.