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exhibit Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun an object or statement produced before a court of law and referred to while giving evidence
  2. noun something shown to the public
    showing; display.
    • the museum had many exhibits of oriental art
  3. verb show an attribute, property, knowledge, or skill
    • he exhibits a great talent
  4. verb to show, make visible or apparent
    expose; display.
    • The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month
    • Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?
    • National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship
  5. verb give an exhibition of to an interested audience
    demo; demonstrate; present; show.
    • She shows her dogs frequently
    • We will demo the new software in Washington
  6. verb walk ostentatiously
    march; parade.
    • She parades her new husband around town

Ex*hib"it transitive verb
L. exhibitus, p. p. of exhibere to hold forth, to tender, exhibit; ex out + habere to have or hold. See Habit.
imperfect & past participle Exhibited; present participle & verbal noun Exhibiting
  1. To hold forth or present to view; to produce publicly, for inspection; to show, especially in order to attract notice to what is interesting; to display; as, to exhibit commodities in a warehouse, a picture in a gallery.
    Exhibiting a miserable example of the weakness of mind and body. Pope.
  2. (Law) To submit, as a document, to a court or officer, in course of proceedings; also, to present or offer officially or in legal form; to bring, as a charge.
    He suffered his attorney-general to exhibit a charge of high treason against the earl. Clarendon.
  3. (Med.) To administer as a remedy; as, to exhibit calomel.
Ex*hib"it noun
  1. Any article, or collection of articles, displayed to view, as in an industrial exhibition; a display; as, this exhibit was marked A; the English exhibit.
  2. (Law) A document produced and identified in court for future use as evidence.

Webster 1913

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