Ex·pose v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exposed p. pr. & vb. n. Exposing.]
1. To set forth; to set out to public view; to exhibit; to show; to display; as, to expose goods for sale; to expose pictures to public inspection.
Those who seek truth only, freely expose their principles to the test, and are pleased to have them examined. --Locke.
2. To lay bare; to lay open to attack, danger, or anything objectionable; to render accessible to anything which may affect, especially detrimentally; to make liable; as, to expose one's self to the heat of the sun, or to cold, insult, danger, or ridicule; to expose an army to destruction or defeat.
Expose thyself to feel what wretches feel. --Shak.
3. To deprive of concealment; to discover; to lay open to public inspection, or bring to public notice, as a thing that shuns publicity, something criminal, shameful, or the like; as, to expose the faults of a neighbor.
You only expose the follies of men, without arraigning their vices. --Dryden.
4. To disclose the faults or reprehensible practices of; to lay open to general condemnation or contempt by making public the character or arts of; as, to expose a cheat, liar, or hypocrite.
adj 1: with no protection or shield; "the exposed northeast
frontier"; "open to the weather"; "an open wound"
2: not covered with clothing; "her exposed breast" [syn: uncovered]