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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  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  "Move  those  boxes  into  the  corner,  please" 
  [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}] 




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