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displace Explained

displace at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[dıs'pleıs]

displace at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1551, from O.Fr. desplacer, from des- "dis-" + placer "to place." ///

displace at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [T]
1 to take the place or position of something or someone: replace// --Coal has been displaced by natural gas as a major source of energy.// --immigrants who displace US workers in the job market//
2 to make a group of people or animals have to leave the place where they normally live: --Fifty thousand people have been displaced by the fighting.//
3 to force something out of its usual place or position: --The water displaced by the landslides created a tidal wave.// -- displaced adj //

displace at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

137 Moby Thesaurus words for "displace":
act for, attend, banish, boot, bounce, break, bump, bust, can,
carry away, carry off, cart away, cashier, change places with,
come after, crowd out, cut out, deconsecrate, defrock, degrade,
delocalize, demote, deplume, deport, depose, deprive, dethrone,
disarrange, disarticulate, disbar, discharge, discrown, disemploy,
disenthrone, disjoint, dislocate, dislodge, dismiss, disorder,
displume, disturb, double for, drum out, eject, emanate, ensue,
evict, excommunicate, exile, expatriate, expel, fill in for, fire,
follow after, follow up, furlough, ghost, ghostwrite, give the ax,
give the gate, go after, issue, kick, kick out, kick upstairs,
lay aside, lay off, let go, let out, liquidate, luxate,
make redundant, manhandle, misplace, move, oust, overtake,
overthrow, pension, pension off, pinch-hit, purge, put aside,
read out of, release, relegate, relieve, relocate, remove,
remove from office, replace, represent, result, retire, sack, send,
separate forcibly, set aside, shift, shunt, side, spell, spell off,
stand in for, strip, strip of office, strip of rank, subrogate,
substitute for, succeed, superannuate, supersede, supervene,
supplant, surplus, suspend, swap places with, take away, throw out,
track, trail, transfer, transport, turn off, turn out, unchurch,
uncrown, understudy for, unfrock, unhinge, unjoint, unmake,
unsaddle, unseat, unsettle, unthrone, usurp

displace at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Disorganization): derange, disarrange, displace, misplace, mislay, discompose, disorder, discombobulate, disorganize, embroil, unsettle, disturb, confuse, trouble, perturb, jumble, tumble, shuffle, randomize, huddle, muddle, toss, muss , unhinge, dislocate, put out of joint, throw out of gear, turn upside-down, invert, bedevil, complicate, involve, perplex, confound, tangle, entangle, tousle, dishevel, ruffle, rumple, litter, scatter, mix, rearrange.

[N] (Displacement): displacement, transposition, ejection, exile, banishment, removal, transference, misplacement, dislocation, exodus.

[V] (Displacement): displace, misplace, dislodge, disestablish, exile, seclude, set aside, remove, take away, cart away, take off, unload, empty, eject,

[ADJ] (Displacement): displaced, unplaced, unsettled, homeless, out of place, out of a situation, misplaced, out of its element.

displace at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb [VN] [often passive]
1 to take the place of sb/sth:
Gradually factory workers have been displaced by machines. * (technical) The ship displaces 58 000 tonnes (= as a way of measuring of its size).
2 to force people to move away from their home to another place:
Around 10 000 people have been displaced by the fighting.
3 to move sth from its usual position:
Check for roof tiles that have been displaced by the wind.
4 (especially AmE) to remove sb from a job or position:
The nation's displaced workers are not receiving enough help with job-seeking.

displace at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb [VN] [often passive]
1 to take the place of sb/sth:
Gradually factory workers have been displaced by machines. * (technical) The ship displaces 58 000 tonnes (= as a way of measuring of its size).
2 to force people to move away from their home to another place:
Around 10 000 people have been displaced by the fighting.
3 to move sth from its usual position:
Check for roof tiles that have been displaced by the wind.
4 (especially AmE) to remove sb from a job or position:
The nation's displaced workers are not receiving enough help with job-seeking.

Displace at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Displace \Dis*place"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Displaced}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Displacing}.] [Pref. dis- + place: cf. F.
d['e]placer.]
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.]

You have displaced the mirth. --Shak.

Syn: To disarrange; derange; dismiss; discard.

displace at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

displace
v 1: take the place of
2: force to move; "the refugees were displaced by the war"
[syn: {force out}]
3: move (people) forcibly from their homeland into a new and
foreign environment; "The war uprooted many people" [syn:
{uproot}, {deracinate}]
4: cause to move, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense;
"Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my
money to another bank"; "The director moved more
responsibilities onto his new assistant" [syn: {move}]
5: remove or force from a position of dwelling previously
occupied; "The new employee dislodged her by moving into
her office space" [syn: {dislodge}, {bump}]
6: put out of its usual place, position, or relationship; "The
colonists displaced the natives" [syn: {dislocate}]

displace at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

Inter: prefix » dis|place

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /dɪsˈpleɪs/|/dɪzˈpleɪs/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /dɪsˈpleɪs/
  • Inter: rhymes » eɪs

    Verb

    Inter: en-verb » displac|ing

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

      Translations

      * Bulgarian: измествам, замествам

  • Finnish: syrjäyttää (2)

    Derived terms

    * displacement
  • displacive
  • displaceable

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