What does exploit mean?

Definitions for exploit
ˈɛk splɔɪt, ɪkˈsplɔɪtex·ploit

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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"

Wiktionary

  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 one's 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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Exploit(noun)

    combat; war

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Exploit(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Exploit

    eks-ploit′, n. a deed or achievement, esp. an heroic one: a feat.—v.t. to work up: to utilise for one's own ends.—adj. Exploit′able.—ns. Exploit′age, Exploitā′tion, the act of successfully applying industry to any object, as the working of mines, &c.: the act of using for selfish purposes. [O. Fr. exploit—L. explicitum, ended.]

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.

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exploit in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exploit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of exploit in a Sentence

  1. Ken Mahoney:

    These individuals are more prone to act out of character, and as crimes move away from physical acts, it is the unknown cybercrime we should be watching out for, criminals are always looking for ways to exploit individuals and businesses, so it is expected to see new scamming initiatives or price-fixing on new products. This isnt the first major pandemic we have lived through, but the effect and scope of the spread are unprecedented.

  2. Sunni Welles:

    You looked for weaknesses that you could exploit, my life could have been so much more and so much better than what it became.

  3. Kirstjen Nielsen:

    We are also ensuring that criminals don't use these events to exploit the most vulnerable among us.

  4. Ramana Pemmaraju:

    Only when you go beyond Mind, will you be able to respect the energy that inhabits us; until then you will either exploit others with your energy or will deplete your energy, leading a purposeless life!

  5. Jean Paul Briere:

    The situation with the exodus of migrant children (to the United States) helped the law get approved more quickly, (Now) it is possible to punish these groups who mostly enrich themselves from migrants and use them to traffic money, drugs and weapons ... (and) exploit children and women.

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