- 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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- (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 exhibitant
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.