display collocations and examples

 UK /dɪˈspleɪ/

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1

an arrangement or performance for people to see


Adjectives frequently used with display
very good or impressive: amazing, brilliant, colourful, dazzling, eye-catching, fantastic, fascinating, fine, impressive, magnificent, spectacular, stunning, superb, wonderfulThe concert was finished off with a spectacular firework display.for the public to see: permanent, public, static, temporaryThe gallery has a new permanent display of local artists’ work.forms of display: 3D, audio-visual, computer-generated, digital, electronic, graphical, interactive, LED, photographic, video, visualThe museum’s interactive displays allow you to learn about the intricacies of bank note design and production.types of display: aerial, floralStafford is famous for its award-winning floral displays.
Nouns frequently used before display
types of display: air, falconry, firework, flower, flying, parachuteAttractions include a flying display by vintage aircraft.where a display can be seen: exhibition, museum, windowCome and see our window display of craftwork and jewellery.
Verbs frequently used with display
create a display: arrange, create, make, mount, organise, produceWhen creating and mounting displays, use the expertise of support staff..produce a display for people to see: give, perform, produce, put on, treat someone toThe girls emerged victorious, having put on an exemplary display of attacking play.We were treated to a display of traditional Polish folk dancing.be able to be seen in a display: be on, be put on, go onThe new collection will be put on display in the gallery next month.have a display: exhibit, feature, feature, have, hostThe gallery has the largest display of contemporary craft work in the country.see a display: see, view, watchHuge crowds gathered to watch the excellent air display.
2

when someone shows a particular feeling, quality etc


Adjectives frequently used with display
that people can see: open, publicHis public display of gratitude will be seen as a significant political gesture.intended to impress people: impressive, ostentatiousAvoid ostentatious displays of wealth and keep expensive jewellery, watches and cameras out of sight.
Nouns frequently used after display of
affection, anger, courage, emotion, grief, power, wealthSeveral parents said they would prefer public displays of affection to be discouraged at school.
Nouns frequently used as the object of display
witnessThis was the only time he had witnessed a display of such anger.
 
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