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Meaning of exit by Wiktionary Dictionary



    Depending on the sense, from two distinct but closely related Latin roots:


    • IPA: /ˈɛɡzɪt/, /ˈɛksɪt/, X-SAMPA: /"EgzIt/, /"EksIt/
    • Rhymes: -ɛksɪt


    exit ( plural: exits )

    An exit sign
    1. A way out .
      He was looking for the exit and got lost .
    2. A passage or gate from inside someplace to the outside, outgang .
      She stood at the exit of the house looking back and waving at those inside .
    3. The action of leaving .
      He made his exit at the opportune time .


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Explanation of exit by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life

    2. lose the lead

    3. move out of or depart from

    1. the act of going out

    2. an opening that permits escape or release

    3. euphemistic expressions for death

    Definition of exit by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Exit [L., 3d pers. sing. pres. of exire to go out. See Exeunt, Issue.] He ( or she ) goes out, or retires from view; as, “exit Macbeth”.

      ☞ The Latin words exit ( he or she goes out ), and exeunt ( they go out ), are used in dramatic writings to indicate the time of withdrawal from the stage of one or more of the actors.

    2. Exit, n. [See 1st Exit.]
      1. The departure of a player from the stage, when he has performed his part.

      They have their exits and their entrances. Shak.

      2. Any departure; the act of quitting the stage of action or of life; death; as, “to make one's exit”.

      Sighs for his exit, vulgarly called death. Cowper.

      3. A way of departure; passage out of a place; egress; way out.

      Forcing the water forth through its ordinary exits. Woodward.