- a way or passage out: Please leave the theater by the nearest exit.
- any of the marked ramps or spurs providing egress from a highway: Take the second exit after the bridge for the downtown shopping district.
- a going out or away; departure: to make one's exit.
- a departure of an actor from the stage as part of the action of a play.
- Also called exit card. Bridge. a card that enables a player to relinquish the lead when having it is a disadvantage.
- to go out; leave.
- Bridge. to play an exit card.
- to leave; depart from: Sign out before you exit the building.
Origin of exit1
- (he or she) goes offstage (used as a stage direction, often preceding the name of the character): Exit Falstaff.
Origin of exit2
Examples from the Web for exiting
Exiting the hotel ballroom, philanthropist Tom Steyer also seemed to give Clinton a pass for not mentioning the pipeline project.Hillary Praises Fracking, Stays Silent on Keystone
December 2, 2014
He had then blacked out as a bullet passed within an inch of his heart, exiting his chest.The First Modern School Shooter Feels Responsible for the Rest
May 30, 2014
Five years after exiting the adult industry, the iconic Jenna Jameson is making a triumphant return.Jenna Jameson Breaks Her Vow
November 18, 2013
The boy, Deonta Howard, was the most seriously wounded, with a bullet entering his ear and exiting his cheek.Chicago’s Bloody Aftermath: ‘This Is Not Something We Can Say Is OK’
September 21, 2013
With Napolitano exiting unexpectedly, Obama must find someone else capable of riding herd over the massive, unruly agency.The Short List of Candidates to Replace Janet Napolitano at DHS
July 12, 2013
That is to say, could it have been caused by an exiting bullet?Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
If there is tresure on that iland I should think you could look for it and it would be exiting.Us and the Bottleman
Edith Ballinger Price
Exiting it, we turned down a short, closed hallway that opened into the concealed area behind the podium that I spoke of earlier.The Revolutions of Time
Exiting from stage into the side room, she became immediately the center of a buzzing throng of highly excited girls.Marjorie Dean High School Senior
- a way out; door or gate by which people may leave
- the act or an instance of going out; departure
- the act of leaving or right to leave a particular place
- (as modifier)an exit visa
- departure from life; death
- theatre the act of going offstage
- (in Britain) a point at which vehicles may leave or join a motorway
- the act of losing the lead deliberately
- a card enabling one to do this
- to go away or out; depart; leave
- theatre to go offstage: used as a stage directionexit Hamlet
- bridge to lose the lead deliberately
- (sometimes tr) computing to leave (a computer program or system)
- (in Britain) a society that seeks to promote the legitimization of voluntary euthanasia
Word Origin and History for exiting
Also from Latin exitus "a leaving, a going out," noun of action from exire. Originally in English a Latin stage direction (late 15c.); sense of "door for leaving" is 1786. Meaning "departure" (originally from the stage) is from 1580s. The verb is c.1600, from the noun; it ought to be left to stage directions and the clunky jargon of police reports.
Those who neither know Latin nor read plays are apt to forget or not know that this is a singular verb with plural exeunt. [Fowler]
Related: Exited; exiting.