To present or hold up to view. Computer Science To provide (information or graphics) on a screen. To give evidence of; manifest. To exhibit ostentatiously; show off. To be endowed with (an identifiable form or character): a shrub that displays hardiness. To express, as by gestures or bodily posture: a smirk that displayed contempt. To spread out; unfurl: The peacock displayed its fan. Computer Science To provide information or graphics on a screen: a personal computer that displays and prints. The act of displaying. A public exhibition. Objects or merchandise set out for viewing by the public. A demonstration or manifestation: a display of temper. Biology A specialized pattern of behavior used to communicate visually, such as the presentation of colors or plumage by male birds as part of courtship or intimidation. An instance of such behavior. Ostentatious exhibition. An advertisement or headline designed to catch the eye. Computer Science A video display. A visual representation of information.