What does exhibit mean?

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.

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. Lawrence Werlin:

    Patients exhibit many different reactions when they receive the news. They have heard so much negativity that when they receive good news, they are speechless, [Or they say] things like; 'I can't believe it!', 'Are you serious?!'.

  2. Braunwyn Windham-Burke:

    It was like the perfect New York date, we met in Dumbo at Jane's Carousel, walked across the Brooklyn Bridge to the Van Gogh exhibit. We just had the best first date that lasted seven days.

  3. New York:

    We have been in contact with the 9/11 Memorial and various stakeholders, and in full collaboration with the artist will relocate the exhibit from its current location, we believe this solution respects the unique sensitivities of the site and preserves the artistic integrity of the exhibit.

  4. Janelle Kidman:

    We were able to take her into the gallery after hours and show her the Matisse exhibit, which coming from a mother who's raised me in the arts, it was soothing balm, matisse was soothing balm last night.

  5. Mark Rushbrook:

    What was impressive to me is that the exhibit takes you through the timeline of motorsports right from Sweepstakes all the way to today, it takes you through all the different racing series and disciplines, and ties in people and technology and how that has been transferred to road cars.

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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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