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Dictionary Definition

exhibit

Noun

1 an object or statement produced before a court of law and referred to while giving evidence
2 something shown to the public; "the museum had many exhibits of oriental art" [syn: display, showing]

Verb

1 show an attribute, property, knowledge, or skill; "he exhibits a great talent"
2 to show, make visible or apparent; "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" [syn: expose, display]
3 show or demonstrate something to an interested audience; "She shows her dogs frequently"; "We will demo the new software in Washington" [syn: show, demo, present, demonstrate]
4 walk ostentatiously; "She parades her new husband around town" [syn: parade, march]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Verb

  1. To display or show (something) for others to see, especially at an exhibition or contest.
    He wanted to exhibit his baseball cards.
  2. To demonstrate.
    The players exhibited great skill.
  3. To submit (a physical object) to a court as evidence.
    I now exhibit this bloody hammer.
  4. To put on a public display.
    Will you be exhibiting this year?

Synonyms

Translations

display or show (something) for others to see
  • Dutch: tonen, tentoonstellen
  • Finnish: esitellä
  • German: zeigen, zur Schau stellen
  • Greek: εκθέτω, παρουσιάζω
demonstrate
  • Dutch: vertonen, tonen
  • Finnish: osoittaa
  • German: zeigen, an den Tag legen
  • Greek: παρουσιάζω, επιδεικνύω
submit to a court
display publicly

Noun

  1. An instance of exhibiting.
  2. That which is exhibited.
  3. A public showing; an exhibition.
    The museum's new exhibit is drawing quite a crowd.
  4. An article formally introduced as evidence in a court.
    Exhibit A is this photograph of the corpse.

Synonyms

Translations

instance of exhibiting
something exhibited
public showing
  • Dutch: tentoonstelling, expositie
  • Finnish: esittely
  • French: exposition
  • Greek: έκθεση
  • Italian: esposizione
article as evidence in court

Extensive Definition

Exhibit may refer to:

See also

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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