1 arrangement of things
attractive, beautiful, colourful/colorful, dazzling, excellent, fine, good, interesting, stunning
eye-catching, prominent

There was a prominent display of her photographs in the living room.

permanent, temporary

The jewels are normally kept on static display in the museum.

audio-visual, interactive, visual

An audio-visual display gives visitors an idea of what life was like aboard a sailing ship.

floral (esp. BrE)

a beautiful floral display in the park

in-store, wall, window
museum, shop (esp. BrE), store (esp. AmE)

The museum has a fine display of old medical instruments.


The show featured a display of some of Mack's costume designs.

arrange, create, mount (esp. BrE)

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.

see, view

People waited for hours to see the display.

illustrate sth, show sth

The display illustrates the traditional industries of the town.

feature sth, include sth

The display includes examples of her work in progress.

board, cabinet (esp. BrE), case, rack, shelf, stand

a glass-fronted display cabinet

window (esp. AmE)

the display windows of a department store

area, space

The spacious lobby also functions as a display area.

on display

Designs for the new museum are on public display in the library.

On display are necklaces and bracelets made from amber.

display of

a display of Roman coins

2 performing a skill
astonishing, awesome, breathtaking, brilliant, devastating (esp. BrE), great, impressive, magnificent, outstanding, spectacular, spirited (BrE), superb (esp. BrE), virtuoso

a virtuoso display of guitar playing

disappointing (BrE), lacklustre (BrE), poor (esp. BrE)
firework (esp. BrE), fireworks

The sun set in a pyrotechnic display that burned up the whole sky.

aerial, aerobatic, air, flying, parachute (BrE)

Hundreds of people experienced the dramatic aerial display.

the RAF Falcon parachute display team

courtship, mating, sexual
give, perform, put on

The male performs a magnificent courtship display.

They put on a spectacular fireworks display.

treat sb to

The crowd was treated to an impressive display of tennis.

see, watch

an aerobatic display team

display of

They gave a virtuoso display of disco dancing.

3 showing a particular feeling/quality
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.

conspicuous, ostentatious, overt

an ostentatious display of wealth

elaborate, extravagant

He made an elaborate display of surprise.


There may be specific events which trigger aggressive displays in your dog.

see, witness

I witnessed a rare display of affection between them.

display of

She slammed the door behind her in a display of ill-temper.

4 on a computer screen, etc.
computer, screen
data, graphical (esp. AmE), graphics, video, visual
colour/color, monochrome
high-resolution, low-resolution

a high-resolution computer display

LCD, LED, liquid crystal, plasma
flat-panel (esp. AmE), flat-screen, widescreen
analogue/analog, digital
indicate sth, show sth

The LCD display shows the time in hours and minutes.

device, panel, screen, unit

display screen equipment

a visual display unit

clearly, prominently

His football trophies were prominently displayed in the kitchen.

openly, publicly

She proudly displayed her certificate to her parents.

Display is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑gallery, ↑monitor, ↑museum, ↑shop
Display is used with these nouns as the object: ↑advertisement, ↑affection, ↑affinity, ↑aggression, ↑aptitude, ↑array, ↑arrogance, ↑art, ↑attitude, ↑badge, ↑banner, ↑behaviour, ↑bias, ↑bravery, ↑characteristic, ↑collection, ↑commitment, ↑competence, ↑confidence, ↑contempt, ↑courage, ↑decrease, ↑document, ↑elegance, ↑emotion, ↑exhibit, ↑exhibition, ↑exuberance, ↑genitals, ↑graphics, ↑grit, ↑heroism, ↑ignorance, ↑image, ↑independence, ↑indifference, ↑information, ↑ingenuity, ↑initiative, ↑insensitivity, ↑intolerance, ↑judgement, ↑knack, ↑logo, ↑loyalty, ↑map, ↑mastery, ↑maturity, ↑modesty, ↑originality, ↑page, ↑painting, ↑perseverance, ↑picture, ↑piece, ↑portrait, ↑poster, ↑preference, ↑property, ↑prowess, ↑quality, ↑range, ↑reluctance, ↑remorse, ↑sculpture, ↑sense, ↑sensitivity, ↑sign, ↑skill, ↑spirit, ↑subtlety, ↑symbol, ↑symptom, ↑tact, ↑talent, ↑taste, ↑tendency, ↑trait, ↑wares, ↑wealth, ↑willingness, ↑work

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