Dis*place" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Displaced (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Displacing.] [Pref. dis- + place: cf. F. d'eplacer.]
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.
To crowd out; to take the place of.
Holland displaced Portugal as the mistress of those seas.
To remove from a state, office, dignity, or employment; to discharge; to depose; as, to displace an officer of the revenue.
To dislodge; to drive away; to banish.
You have displaced the mirth.
Syn. -- To disarrange; derange; dismiss; discard.
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