Definition of exhibit noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzɪbɪt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzɪbɪt//
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  1. 1  an object or a work of art put in a public place, for example a museum, so that people can see it The museum contains some interesting exhibits on Spanish rural life. See related entries: The art world
  2. 2a thing that is used in court to prove that somebody is guilty or not guilty The first exhibit was a knife which the prosecution claimed was the murder weapon.
  3. 3  (North American English) = exhibition (1) The new exhibit will tour a dozen US cities next year.
  4. Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘submit for consideration’, also ‘present a document as evidence in court’): from Latin exhibit- ‘held out’, from the verb exhibere, from ex- ‘out’ + habere ‘hold’.Extra examples The artist is now having her first solo exhibit in New York. The exhibit features unique photographs of San Francisco in the 1900s. The exhibit opened to the public on July 1. The exhibit runs through February 1. The library has a policy of mounting changing exhibits. The library is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a special exhibit. The museum features rotating exhibits. There are forty gigantic works on exhibit. a major exhibit of the painter’s work a traveling exhibit of antiques an exhibit of video art an exhibit on local history the museum’s new exhibit space a Matisse exhibit at the National Gallery
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