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. [1913 Webster]

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. 2000.