Definition of "exhibit" []

  • To show outwardly; display: exhibited pleasure by smiling. (verb-transitive)
  • To present for others to see: rolled up his sleeve to exhibit the scar. (verb-transitive)
  • To present in a public exhibition or contest: exhibited her paintings at a gallery. See Synonyms at show. (verb-transitive)
  • To give evidence or an instance of; demonstrate: young musicians eager to exhibit their talent; a plant that exhibits dimorphism. (verb-transitive)
  • Law To submit (evidence or documents) in a court. (verb-transitive)
  • To display (something) to the public for interest or instruction (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To manifest; display; show (verb)
  • To produce (a document or object) in court to serve as evidence (verb)
  • An object or collection exhibited to the public (noun)
  • A document or object produced in court and referred to or identified by a witness in giving evidence (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "exhibit" in a sentence
  • "My main exhibit is Mike Gene's own book, The Design Matrix."
  • "The Flavin exhibit is quite large and covers a wide swath of his career from familiar single element installations to reconstructions of larger site-specific works from elsewhere."
  • "Another exhibit is a basalt and gold amulet in the shape of a scarab beetle, with a blank space on the back where the buyer's name could be written."