(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Displaced (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Displacing.] [Pref. dis- + place: cf. F. dplacer.] 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.
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2. To crowd out; to take the place of.
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Holland displaced Portugal as the mistress of those seas.
London Times.
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3. To remove from a state, office, dignity, or employment; to discharge; to depose; as, to displace an officer of the revenue.
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4. To dislodge; to drive away; to banish. [Obs.]
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You have displaced the mirth.

Syn. -- To disarrange; derange; dismiss; discard.
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