Dis*place" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Displaced (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Displacing.] [Pref. dis- + place: cf. F. d'eplacer.]

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.

 

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