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exhibit (v.)

"offer or present to view," mid-15c., from Latin exhibitus, past participle of exhibere "to hold out, display, show, present, deliver," from ex "out" (see ex-) + habere "to hold" (from PIE root *ghabh- "to give or receive"). Related: Exhibited; exhibiting.

exhibit (n.)

1620s, "document or object produced as evidence in court," from Latin exhibitum, noun use of neuter past participle of exhibere "to display, show," "to show, display, present," literally "hold out, hold forth," from ex "out" (see ex-) + habere "to hold" (from PIE root *ghabh- "to give or receive"). Meaning "object displayed in a fair, museum, etc." is from 1862. Transferred use of exhibit A "important piece of evidence" is by 1906.

updated on May 27, 2017

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Definitions of exhibit from WordNet
1
exhibit (v.)
show an attribute, property, knowledge, or skill;
he exhibits a great talent
exhibit (v.)
to show, make visible or apparent;
The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month
Synonyms: expose / display
exhibit (v.)
give an exhibition of to an interested audience;
Synonyms: show / demo / present / demonstrate
exhibit (v.)
walk ostentatiously;
Synonyms: parade / march
2
exhibit (n.)
something shown to the public;
the museum had many exhibits of oriental art
Synonyms: display / showing
exhibit (n.)
an object or statement produced before a court of law and referred to while giving evidence;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.