- 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 exhibiting
Now a third nurse who also worked with the same Ebola patients who infected Romero is exhibiting the same low-grade fever.Ebola in Europe: What Went Wrong
Barbie Latza Nadeau
October 8, 2014
The patients will be not quite dead, but not exactly alive, either, exhibiting no brain activity or pulse.New 'Suspended Animation' Procedure Saves Lives by Replacing Blood with a Cold Electrolyte Solution
April 2, 2014
International museums are interested in exhibiting her work; Lady Gaga, Daphne Guinness, and Bjork have worn her pieces.The New Queens of Haute Couture
January 27, 2014
Daniel himself seems to exist outside or above human emotion, exhibiting a sort of Zen calm that is at odds with his situation.Sundance Channel’s ‘Rectify’ Is the Best New Show of 2013
April 17, 2013
She says Sandusky is exhibiting typical behavior of a pedophile in attacking his victims.Sandusky Lawyer Reveals Appeal Plan
October 11, 2012
He held up his arm, exhibiting the gleaming circle of plasticum on his wrist.Be It Ever Thus
Robert Moore Williams
He is exhibiting Socrates for the first time undergoing the Socratic interrogation.The Republic
"And this," he added, exhibiting another that was colorless.
Bristow cut in violently, exhibiting his first deep emotion.The Winning Clue
James Hay, Jr.
"I never told you about my father," he said, exhibiting surprise.The Opal Serpent
- (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 exhibiting
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.