Dis*place" (?), v. 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
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
You have displaced the mirth.
Syn. -- To disarrange; derange; dismiss; discard.