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  • to move something, or someone, especially to forcibly move a people from their homeland
  • to supplant, or take the place of something or someone; to substitute
  • (of a floating ship) to have a weight equal to that of the water displaced
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



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 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.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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