- to offer or expose to view; present for inspection: to exhibit the latest models of cars.
- to manifest or display: to exhibit anger; to exhibit interest.
- to place on show: to exhibit paintings.
- to make manifest; explain.
- Law. to submit (a document, object, etc.) in evidence in a court of law.
- Medicine/Medical Obsolete. to administer (something) as a remedy.
- to make or give an exhibition; present something to public view.
- an act or instance of exhibiting; exhibition.
- something that is exhibited.
- an object or a collection of objects shown in an exhibition, fair, etc.
- Law. a document or object exhibited in court and referred to and identified in written evidence.
Origin of exhibit
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Examples from the Web for exhibit
The exhibit also includes examples of designers borrowing from fine art, as Yves Saint Laurent did with his Mondrian dress.
Spanning more than 150 years, the exhibit exhaustively distinguishes designer pieces from licensed copies, adaptations, and fakes.
Near the end of my tour of the exhibit, Cafiero lingers on the last photos of Ramone.‘All Good Cretins Go to Heaven’: Dee Dee Ramone’s Twisted Punk Paintings
December 15, 2014
When she got the pictures back, she met Sean for coffee and discussed how to exhibit the photos.Masters of Alt Sex: SuicideGirls Hits Puberty and Wants to Invade Your TV Set
December 9, 2014
As a result, the exhibit falls short of showing Mary as real woman, as a protagonist in her own life story.The Virgin Mary Lookbook
December 7, 2014
And if we look to the condition of individuals what a proud spectacle does it exhibit!
You will insensibly, too, learn from other parts of his character which he does not exhibit to us.Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
There, in his fatherland, he will exhibit his own type of Christianity.Slavery Ordained of God
Rev. Fred A. Ross, D.D.
The fact is admitted, and marked Exhibit A, and placed in evidence.In a Steamer Chair and Other Stories
I do not see that anything can be done until Longworth chooses to exhibit himself.A Woman Intervenes
- (also intr) to display (something) to the public for interest or instructionthis artist exhibits all over the world
- to manifest; display; showthe child exhibited signs of distress
- law to produce (a document or object) in court to serve as evidence
- an object or collection exhibited to the public
- law a document or object produced in court and referred to or identified by a witness in giving evidence
Word Origin and History for exhibit
mid-15c., from Latin exhibitus, past participle of exhibere "to hold out, display, show, present, deliver" (see exhibition). Related: Exhibited; exhibiting.
1620s, "document or object produced as evidence in court," from Latin exhibitum, neuter past participle of exhibere (see exhibition). Meaning "object displayed in a fair, museum, etc." is from 1862. Transferred use of exhibit A "important piece of evidence" is by 1906.