Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “displace”


verb [T]     /dɪˈspleɪs/
TAKE THE PLACE OF to take the place of someone or something: Many of these workers will be displaced by modern technology .Replacing and exchanging
MOVE to make someone or something leave their usual place or position : The earthquake displaced thousands of people .Replacing and exchangingTransferring and transporting objects
displacement noun [U]
(Definition of displace verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Definitions of “displace” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


to mix eggs with a little milk and mix again as they are being fried

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More