Definitions for exhibitɪgˈzɪb ɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ex•hib•it*ɪgˈzɪb ɪt(v.t.)

  1. to offer or expose to view:

    to exhibit the new cars.

  2. to manifest:

    to exhibit interest.

  3. to make manifest; explain.

  4. to submit (a document, object, etc.) in evidence in a court of law.

    Category: Law

  5. (v.i.)to make or give an exhibition.

  6. (n.)an act or instance of exhibiting.

  7. something that is exhibited.

  8. an object or a collection of objects shown in an exhibition.

  9. a document or object exhibited in court and referred to and identified in written evidence.

    Category: Law

* Syn: See display.

Origin of exhibit:

1400–50; late ME: to show < L exhibitus, ptp. of exhibēre=ex-ex -1+-hibēre, comb. form of habēre to have




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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. exhibit(noun)ɪgˈzɪb ɪt

    an object being shown in a public place

    exhibits from all around the world

  2. exhibitɪgˈzɪb ɪt

    an exhibition

    an art exhibit

  3. exhibit(verb)ɪgˈzɪb ɪt

    to show or display in an exhibition

    He's exhibiting some of his drawings at the gallery.

  4. exhibitɪgˈzɪb ɪt

    to show a feeling, behavior etc.

    She was exhibiting clear signs of distress.


  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

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

Translations for exhibit

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


an object displayed publicly (eg in a museum)

One of the exhibits is missing.

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