- The definition of an exhibit is a collection of art or objects on display for the public to see.
An example of exhibit is a collection of paintings hanging in an art gallery for a special art show.
- To exhibit is defined as to display something publicly, or to show signs of a certain behavior or tendency.
- An example of exhibit is when an artist holds a gallery showing of his work.
- An example of exhibit is when a dog bites and is said to show aggression.
A mother and daughter at an astronautics exhibit.
exhibit definition by Webster's New World
- to present or expose to view; show; display
- to present to public view for entertainment, instruction, advertising, judgment in a competition, etc.
- to give evidence of; reveal: to exhibit impatience
- Law to present (a document or an object) formally to a court
- Med. to administer (a drug, etc.) as a remedy
Origin: Middle English exhibiten ; from Classical Latin exhibitus, past participle of exhibere, to hold forth, present ; from ex-, out plush habere, to hold: see habit
- a show; display; presentation
- a thing exhibited; esp., an object or objects displayed publicly
- Law a document or object produced as evidence in a court
exhibit definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb ex·hib·it·ed, ex·hib·it·ing, ex·hib·its verb, transitive
- To show outwardly; display: exhibited pleasure by smiling.
- a. To present for others to see: rolled up his sleeve to exhibit the scar.b. To present in a public exhibition or contest: exhibited her paintings at a gallery. See Synonyms at show.
- To give evidence or an instance of; demonstrate: young musicians eager to exhibit their talent; a plant that exhibits dimorphism.
- Law a. To submit (evidence or documents) in a court.b. To present or introduce officially.
- The act or an instance of exhibiting.
- Something exhibited: studied the dinosaur exhibits at the museum.
- A public showing; an exhibition: spent the afternoon at the space exhibit.
- Law Something, such as a document, formally introduced as evidence in court.
Origin: Middle English exhibiten, from Latin exhibēre, exhibit- : ex-, ex- + habēre, to hold; see ghabh- in Indo-European roots.
- ex·hibˈi·tor, ex·hibˈit·er noun
- ex·hibˈi·toˌry adjective
exhibit - Legal Definition