from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To show outwardly; display: exhibited pleasure by smiling.
- transitive v. To present for others to see: rolled up his sleeve to exhibit the scar.
- transitive v. To present in a public exhibition or contest: exhibited her paintings at a gallery. See Synonyms at show.
- transitive v. To give evidence or an instance of; demonstrate: young musicians eager to exhibit their talent; a plant that exhibits dimorphism.
- transitive v. Law To submit (evidence or documents) in a court.
- transitive v. Law To present or introduce officially.
- intransitive v. To put something on public display.
- n. The act or an instance of exhibiting.
- n. Something exhibited: studied the dinosaur exhibits at the museum.
- n. A public showing; an exhibition: spent the afternoon at the space exhibit.
- n. Law Something, such as a document, formally introduced as evidence in court.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To display or show (something) for others to see, especially at an exhibition or contest.
- v. To demonstrate.
- v. To submit (a physical object) to a court as evidence.
- v. To put on a public display.
- n. An instance of exhibiting.
- n. That which is exhibited.
- n. A public showing; an exhibition.
- n. An article formally introduced as evidence in a court.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. 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.
- transitive v. 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.
- transitive v. To administer as a remedy.
- n. Any article, or collection of articles, displayed to view, as in an industrial exhibition; a display
- n. A document produced and identified in court for future use as evidence.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To offer or present to view; present for inspection; place on show: as, to exhibit, paintings; to exhibit an invention; to exhibit documents in court.
- To display; manifest conspicuously; bring to light; furnish or constitute: as, to exhibit an example of bravery or generosity.
- To present for consideration; bring forward publicly or officially; make a presentation of.
- In medicine, to administer, as a specified drug.
- In English universities, to hold forth (a foundation or prize) to be competed for by candidates.
- To present or declaim (a speech or an essay) in public.
- To make an exhibition; open a show; present something to public view: as, to exhibit at the Academy.
- In universities, to offer or present an exhibition.
- To present an essay in public; speak in public at an exhibition or college commencement.
- n. Anything or any collection of things exhibited publicly: as, the Japanese exhibit in the Paris Exposition.
- n. A showing; specifically, a written recital or report showing the state of any matter at a particular date, as of the estate of a bankrupt, etc.
- n. In law, a paper attached to a contract, pleading, affidavit, or other principal instrument, identified in and referred to by it; a document offered in evidence in an action, and marked to identify it or authenticate it for future reference.
- n. Synonyms See exhibition.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. give an exhibition of to an interested audience
- v. to show, make visible or apparent
- v. walk ostentatiously
- n. something shown to the public
- v. show an attribute, property, knowledge, or skill
- n. an object or statement produced before a court of law and referred to while giving evidence
Middle English exhibiten, from Latin exhibēre, exhibit- : ex-, ex- + habēre, to hold; see ghabh- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin exhibitus, perfect passive participle of exhibeō ("I hold forth, present, show, display"), from ex ("out of, from") + habeō ("I have, hold"); see habit. (Wiktionary)