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Definition of DISPLACING

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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. [1913 Webster]

     2. To crowd out; to take the place of.
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              Holland displaced Portugal as the mistress of those seas.                                 --London Times. [1913 Webster]

     3. To remove from a state, office, dignity, or employment; to discharge; to depose; as, to displace an officer of the revenue. [1913 Webster]

     4. To dislodge; to drive away; to banish. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

              You have displaced the mirth.         --Shak.

     Syn: To disarrange; derange; dismiss; discard. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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