What does the word displace mean?

Usage examples for displace

  1. At present, the work of teaching must not only transform natural tendencies into trained habits of thought, but must also fortify the mind against irrational tendencies current in the social environment, and help displace erroneous habits already produced. – How We Think by John Dewey
  2. I would be suspected of trying to displace an officer for the position for myself, or for a friend standing behind me. – A Woman's Life-Work Labors and Experiences by Laura S. Haviland
  3. But might not the new flow in naturally, and displace the old? – Dawn by Mrs. Harriet A. Adams