- 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 exhibitor
This dialogue can be carried on to suit the taste and invention of the exhibitor.The Art of Amusing
But the huntsman, sportsman, and exhibitor know different to this.Sporting Dogs
Frank Townend Barton
It will be an annual fair, to last three days, in which he will be the only exhibitor.The Little Lady of the Big House
Just one word as to the exhibitor's own conduct in the ring may not be amiss.A Manual of Toy Dogs
Mrs. Leslie Williams
The Exhibitor (coming up and inspecting his bird with pride).
- a person or thing that exhibits
- an individual or company that shows films, esp the manager or owner of a cinema
- (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 exhibitor
1650s (as exhibiter, 1590s), from Late Latin exhibitor, agent noun from past participle stem of Latin exhibere (see exhibition).
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.