- 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 exhibited
The astronomers found that of the 93 quasars in the sample, 19 exhibited a measurable amount of polarization.The Black Hole Tango
Matthew R. Francis
November 24, 2014
Was the control you exhibited over the band, writing almost all the songs and “directing things,” a part of it?Julian Casablancas Enters the Void: On the Strokes’ Friction, Why He Left NYC, and Starting Over
October 9, 2014
His costumes were exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution and St. Louis Museum of Art, among other high-end venues.Mardi Gras Indian Chief Larry Bannock’s Final Ride
May 16, 2014
Some artifacts still smelled of tear gas and had to be exhibited outside.Making Art Out of Ukraine’s Bullets and Barricades
March 31, 2014
It is exhibited at the Tate along with the mass of preparatory material he used to create it.All Hail Richard Hamilton, the Father of British Pop Art
February 22, 2014
Rarely has there been exhibited so complete a combination of qualities in statesmanship.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
For the first time Margaret exhibited some interest in the conversation.In the Midst of Alarms
It was rumored that a statue by him had been exhibited in New York.Quaint Courtships
It was withheld for some time, and had only been recently exhibited.In the Heart of Vosges
In this she may be exhibited as a pattern for the particular imitation of her own sex.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I
Francis Augustus Cox
- (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 exhibited
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.