[ ig-zib-it ]
/ ɪgˈzɪb ɪt /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

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


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 exhibitor (1 of 2)


/ (ɪɡˈzɪbɪtə) /


a person or thing that exhibits
an individual or company that shows films, esp the manager or owner of a cinema

British Dictionary definitions for exhibitor (2 of 2)


/ (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 Forms

exhibitory, adjective

Word Origin for exhibit

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