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EXHIBIT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does exhibit mean? 

EXHIBIT (noun)
  The noun EXHIBIT has 2 senses:

1. an object or statement produced before a court of law and referred to while giving evidence
2. something shown to the public

  Familiarity information: EXHIBIT used as a noun is rare.


EXHIBIT (verb)
  The verb EXHIBIT has 4 senses:

1. show an attribute, property, knowledge, or skill
2. to show, make visible or apparent
3. show or demonstrate something to an interested audience
4. walk ostentatiously

  Familiarity information: EXHIBIT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXHIBIT (noun)


Sense 1exhibit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An object or statement produced before a court of law and referred to while giving evidence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("exhibit" is a kind of...):

evidence ((law) all the means by which any alleged matter of fact whose truth is investigated at judicial trial is established or disproved)


Sense 2exhibit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something shown to the public

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

display; exhibit; showing

Context example:

the museum had many exhibits of oriental art

Hypernyms ("exhibit" is a kind of...):

show (the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "exhibit"):

parade (a visible display)

light show (a display of colored lights moving in shifting patterns)


EXHIBIT (verb)


Sense 1exhibit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Show an attribute, property, knowledge, or skill

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

he exhibits a great talent

Hypernyms (to "exhibit" is one way to...):

possess (have as an attribute, knowledge, or skill)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "exhibit"):

phosphoresce (to exhibit phosphorescence)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 2exhibit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To show, make visible or apparent

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

display; exhibit; expose

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "exhibit" is one way to...):

show (make visible or noticeable)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "exhibit"):

gibbet; pillory (expose to ridicule or public scorn)

model; pose; posture; sit (assume a posture as for artistic purposes)

model (display (clothes) as a mannequin)

brandish (exhibit aggressively)

flash; flaunt; ostentate; show off; swank (display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously)

moon (expose one's buttocks to)

bench (exhibit on a bench)

hold up (hold up something as an example; hold up one's achievements for admiration)

bring forth; produce (bring out for display)

open (display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 3exhibit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Show or demonstrate something to an interested audience

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

demo; demonstrate; present; show; exhibit

Context examples:

She shows her dogs frequently / We will demo the new software in Washington

Hypernyms (to "exhibit" is one way to...):

show (make visible or noticeable)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "exhibit"):

bring home (make understandable and clear)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody something
Somebody ----s something to somebody
Somebody ----s somebody with something


Sense 4exhibit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Walk ostentatiously

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

parade; exhibit; march

Context example:

She parades her new husband around town

Hypernyms (to "exhibit" is one way to...):

walk (make walk)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody PP
Somebody ----s something PP


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