May 30, 2013 - Word of the Day
The word "display" means to show or to exhibit.
In these sentences, "display" is a verb:
- The store is displaying new clothes for summer.
- This museum displays art created by local artists.
- The U.S. displays its military strength through its armed forces positioned around the world.
- Edith likes to display her wealth in order to make others envious.
- Robert doesn't like to display his emotions in public.
- Olympic officials in Russia displayed the newly designed 2014 winter Olympic medals.
In these examples, "display" is a noun:
- The store has a lot of new clothes on display.
- The outdoor display attracted so much attention it caused a traffic jam.
- A display of military force convinced North Korea to back down. (back down = withdraw; retreat)
- Scantily clad girls on display at the beach are a common sight in the summer. (scantily clad = not a lot of clothes)
- How much is the necklace that's on display in the window?
- A beautiful display of fabric attracted shoppers.
a display of fabric
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