[ ig-zib-it ]
/ ɪgˈzɪb ɪt /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to make or give an exhibition; present something to public view.


Nearby words

  1. exhaustion,
  2. exhaustion psychosis,
  3. exhaustive,
  4. exhaustless,
  5. exhedra,
  6. exhibition,
  7. exhibition game,
  8. exhibition killing,
  9. exhibitioner,
  10. exhibitionism

Origin of exhibit

1400–50; late Middle English exhibiten to show < Latin exhibitus (past participle of exhibēre), equivalent to ex- ex-1 + -hib- (combining form of habēre to have) + -itus -ite2


Related forms

Synonym study

1. See display. 9, 11. See evidence.

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British Dictionary definitions for exhibitant


/ (ɪɡˈzɪbɪt) /

verb (mainly tr)

(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
Derived Formsexhibitory, adjective

Word Origin for exhibit

C15: from Latin exhibēre to hold forth, from habēre to have

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Word Origin and History for exhibitant
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