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Webster 1913 Edition


Displace

Dis-place′

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Displaced
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Displacing
.]
[Pref.
dis-
+
place
: cf. F.
déplacer
.]
1.
To change the place of; to remove from the usual or proper place; to put out of place; to place in another situation;
as, the books in the library are all
displaced
.
2.
To crowd out; to take the place of.
Holland
displaced
Portugal as the mistress of those seas.
London Times.
3.
To remove from a state, office, dignity, or employment; to discharge; to depose;
as, to
displace
an officer of the revenue
.
4.
To dislodge; to drive away; to banish.
[Obs.]
Syn. – To disarrange; derange; dismiss; discard.

Webster 1828 Edition


Displace

DISPLACE

,
Verb.
T.
[dis and place.]
1.
To put out of the usual or proper place; to remove from its place; as, the books in the library are all displaced.
2.
To remove from any state, condition, office or dignity; as, to displace an officer of the revenue.
3.
To disorder.
You have displaced the mirth.

Definition 2022


displace

displace

English

Verb

displace (third-person singular simple present displaces, present participle displacing, simple past and past participle displaced)

  1. To move something, or someone, especially to forcibly move people from their homeland.
  2. To supplant, or take the place of something or someone; to substitute.
  3. (of a floating ship) To have a weight equal to that of the water displaced.

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