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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exhibit(noun)

    an object or statement produced before a court of law and referred to while giving evidence

  2. display, exhibit, showing(verb)

    something shown to the public

    "the museum had many exhibits of oriental art"

  3. exhibit(verb)

    show an attribute, property, knowledge, or skill

    "he exhibits a great talent"

  4. expose, exhibit, display(verb)

    to show, make visible or apparent

    "The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month"; "Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?"; "National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship"

  5. show, demo, exhibit, present, demonstrate(verb)

    give an exhibition of to an interested audience

    "She shows her dogs frequently"; "We will demo the new software in Washington"

  6. parade, exhibit, march(verb)

    walk ostentatiously

    "She parades her new husband around town"


  1. exhibit(Noun)

    An instance of exhibiting.

  2. exhibit(Noun)

    That which is exhibited.

  3. exhibit(Noun)

    A public showing; an exhibition.

    The museum's new exhibit is drawing quite a crowd.

  4. exhibit(Noun)

    An article formally introduced as evidence in a court.

    Exhibit A is this photograph of the corpse.

  5. exhibit(Verb)

    To display or show (something) for others to see, especially at an exhibition or contest.

    He wanted to exhibit his baseball cards.

  6. exhibit(Verb)

    To demonstrate.

    The players exhibited great skill.

  7. exhibit(Verb)

    To submit (a physical object) to a court as evidence.

    I now exhibit this bloody hammer.

  8. exhibit(Verb)

    To put on a public display.

    Will you be exhibiting this year?

  9. Origin: From exhibitus, perfect passive participle of exhibeo, from ex + habeo; see habit.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exhibit(verb)

    to hold forth or present to view; to produce publicly, for inspection; to show, especially in order to attract notice to what is interesting; to display; as, to exhibit commodities in a warehouse, a picture in a gallery

  2. Exhibit(verb)

    to submit, as a document, to a court or officer, in course of proceedings; also, to present or offer officially or in legal form; to bring, as a charge

  3. Exhibit(verb)

    to administer as a remedy; as, to exhibit calomel

  4. Exhibit(noun)

    any article, or collection of articles, displayed to view, as in an industrial exhibition; a display; as, this exhibit was marked A; the English exhibit

  5. Exhibit(noun)

    a document produced and identified in court for future use as evidence

  6. Origin: [L. exhibitus, p. p. of exhibere to hold forth, to tender, exhibit; ex out + habere to have or hold. See Habit.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Exhibit

    egz-ib′it, v.t. to hold forth or present to view: to present formally or publicly.—n. (law) a document produced in court to be used as evidence: something exhibited: an article at an exhibition.—ns. Exhib′iter, Exhib′itor; Exhibi′tion, presentation to view: display: a public show, esp. of works of art, manufactures, &c.: that which is exhibited: an allowance or bounty to scholars in a university; Exhibi′tioner, one who enjoys an exhibition at a university; Exhibi′tionist.—adjs. Exhib′itive, serving for exhibition: representative; Exhib′itory, exhibiting.—Make an exhibition of one's self, to behave foolishly, exciting ridicule. [L. exhibēre, -itumex, out, habēre, -itum, to have.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'exhibit' in Verbs Frequency: #763


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exhibit in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exhibit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Russell Collins:

    We were happy to play a role to support the colleagues we work with at Sony and be sympathetic with their great difficulty to exhibit the film.

  2. James Fenimore Cooper:

    It is a besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which masses of men exhibit their tyranny.

  3. W. H. Auden:

    Literary confessors are contemptible, like beggars who exhibit their sores for money, but not so contemptible as the public that buys their books.

  4. Jennifer Levasseur:

    Of our 'never before seen on display' objects, I would say that Cernan's OPS cover from Apollo 17 is fantastic since we opened its NASA packaging just for this exhibit.

  5. Mary Watkins:

    I wanted to come see it right now because it's so controversial, i really hope people look at the exhibit as a whole instead of making a snap judgment ... without viewing the whole exhibit, you are not getting the full effect.

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Translations for exhibit

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • معروض, معرArabic
  • изложба, представям, веществено доказателство, експонат, излагам, проявявам, показване, показвамBulgarian
  • ausstellen, Exponat, zur Schau stellen, vorlegen, Beweisstück, Ausstellungsstück, zeigen, an den Tag legenGerman
  • παρουσιάζω, πειστήριο, έκθεμα, εκθέτω, έκθεση, επιδεικνύωGreek
  • prueba instrumental, exponer, exhibir, prueba documental, exposiciónSpanish
  • اثر نمایشیPersian
  • esitellä, todistuskappale, asettaa näytteille, esittely, näyttelyesine, osoittaaFinnish
  • exposition, exposerFrench
  • dimostrare, mostrare, esposizioneItalian
  • 出品物Japanese
  • exhibitLatin
  • vertonen, tonen, expositie, vertoning, tentoonstellingsstuk, tentoonstellen, tentoonstellingDutch
  • pokazać, wystawić, pokazywać, wystawiaćPolish
  • exibirPortuguese
  • экспонат, экспозиция, показ, выставка, вещественное доказательствоRussian
  • ప్రదర్శించు, ప్రదర్శనంTelugu
  • göstermek, ortaya koymak, sergilemek, ibraz etmek, sunmakTurkish

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