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Definitions for exhibit
ɪgˈzɪb ɪtex·hib·it

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exhibitnoun

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

  2. display, exhibit, showingverb

    something shown to the public

    "the museum had many exhibits of oriental art"

  3. exhibitverb

    show an attribute, property, knowledge, or skill

    "he exhibits a great talent"

  4. expose, exhibit, displayverb

    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, demonstrateverb

    give an exhibition of to an interested audience

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

  6. parade, exhibit, marchverb

    walk ostentatiously

    "She parades her new husband around town"


  1. exhibitnoun

    An instance of exhibiting.

  2. exhibitnoun

    That which is exhibited.

  3. exhibitnoun

    A public showing; an exhibition.

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

  4. exhibitnoun

    An article formally introduced as evidence in a court.

    Exhibit A is this photograph of the corpse.

  5. exhibitverb

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

    He wanted to exhibit his baseball cards.

  6. exhibitverb

    To demonstrate.

    The players exhibited great skill.

  7. exhibitverb

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

    I now exhibit this bloody hammer.

  8. exhibitverb

    To put on a public display.

    Will you be exhibiting this year?

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To EXHIBITverb

    Etymology: exhibeo, Latin.

    If any claim redress of injustice, they should exhibit their petitions in the street. William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure.

    He suffered his attorney-general to exhibit a charge of high treason against the earl. Edward Hyde.

    One of an unfortunate constitution is perpetually exhibiting a miserable example of the weakness of mind and body. Alexander Pope.


  1. exhibit

    An exhibit refers to a display or presentation of items or collections, usually in a museum, gallery, or trade fair, for public viewing. It can also refer to a document or object produced and identified in court or before an examiner for use as evidence.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exhibitverb

    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. Exhibitverb

    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. Exhibitverb

    to administer as a remedy; as, to exhibit calomel

  4. Exhibitnoun

    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. Exhibitnoun

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

  6. Etymology: [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.]

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  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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  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

Examples of exhibit in a Sentence

  1. Daniel Silver:

    The continuing claims data also may exhibit some volatility around the holiday season, but the trend in the data appears to have weakened over the past month or so.

  2. Asa Barber:

    Until now we thought that spider silk was the strongest biological material because of its super-strength and potential applications in everything from bullet-proof vests to computer electronics, but now we have discovered that limpet teeth exhibit a strength that is potentially higher.

  3. Paul Bernhardt:

    Sometimes, the dominance is aggressive in style, though usually not, more often, it's loud, brash behavior or other displays that exhibit a feeling of status gain.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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  • معر, معروضArabic
  • проявявам, представям, показвам, излагам, експонат, изложба, показване, веществено доказателствоBulgarian
  • zur Schau stellen, Exponat, an den Tag legen, vorlegen, Beweisstück, ausstellen, Ausstellungsstück, zeigenGerman
  • έκθεση, πειστήριο, έκθεμα, εκθέτω, επιδεικνύω, παρουσιάζωGreek
  • exhibir, prueba documental, exposición, prueba instrumental, exponerSpanish
  • اثر نمایشیPersian
  • asettaa näytteille, todistuskappale, esitellä, näyttelyesine, esittely, osoittaaFinnish
  • exposition, exposerFrench
  • mostrare, esposizione, dimostrareItalian
  • 出品物Japanese
  • exhibitLatin
  • tentoonstellingsstuk, tentoonstellen, tentoonstelling, vertoning, expositie, tonen, vertonenDutch
  • wystawiać, pokazywać, wystawić, pokazaćPolish
  • exibirPortuguese
  • выставка, показ, экспозиция, вещественное доказательство, экспонатRussian
  • ప్రదర్శించు, ప్రదర్శనంTelugu
  • จัดแสดงThai
  • sunmak, ibraz etmek, sergilemek, ortaya koymak, göstermekTurkish
  • نمائشUrdu

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