Definitions for exploitˈɛk splɔɪt, ɪkˈsplɔɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. feat, effort, exploit(verb)

    a notable achievement

    "he performed a great feat"; "the book was her finest effort"

  2. exploit, work(verb)

    use or manipulate to one's advantage

    "He exploit the new taxation system"; "She knows how to work the system"; "he works his parents for sympathy"

  3. exploit, tap(verb)

    draw from; make good use of

    "we must exploit the resources we are given wisely"

  4. overwork, exploit(verb)

    work excessively hard

    "he is exploiting the students"


  1. exploit(Noun)

    A heroic or extraordinary deed.

  2. exploit(Noun)

    A program or technique that exploits a vulnerability in other software.

  3. exploit(Verb)

    To use for oneu2019s own advantage.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exploit(noun)

    a deed or act; especially, a heroic act; a deed of renown; an adventurous or noble achievement; as, the exploits of Alexander the Great

  2. Exploit(noun)

    combat; war

  3. Exploit(noun)

    to utilize; to make available; to get the value or usefulness out of; as, to exploit a mine or agricultural lands; to exploit public opinion

  4. Exploit(noun)

    hence: To draw an illegitimate profit from; to speculate on; to put upon

  5. Origin: [OE. esploit success, OF. esploit, espleit,revenue, product, vigor, force, exploit, F. exploit exploit, fr. L. explicitum, prop. p. p. neut. of explicare to unfold, display, exhibit; ex + plicare to fold. See Ply, and cf. Explicit, Explicate.]


  1. Exploit

    An exploit is a piece of software, a chunk of data, or sequence of commands that takes advantage of a bug, glitch or vulnerability in order to cause unintended or unanticipated behaviour to occur on computer software, hardware, or something electronic. Such behavior frequently includes such things as gaining control of a computer system or allowing privilege escalation or a denial-of-service attack.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. exploit

    [originally cracker slang] 1. A vulnerability in software that can be used for breaking security or otherwise attacking an Internet host over the network. The Ping O' Death is a famous exploit. 2. More grammatically, a program that exploits an exploit in sense 1.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'exploit' in Verbs Frequency: #632

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