[noun ee-gres; verb ih-gres]
- the act or an instance of going, especially from an enclosed place.
- a means or place of going out; an exit.
- the right or permission to go out.
- Astronomy. emersion(def 1).
- to go out; emerge.
Origin of egress
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Examples from the Web for egress
It had been broken off, and this means of egress was unavailable.The Dare Boys of 1776
Stephen Angus Cox
The waters of the great deep have ingress and egress to the soul.Essays, First Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There were for a few days much hurry and bustle, both of egress and of ingress.The Siege of Boston
The serpent, not finding an egress in the cavern, might return the same way it had gone.A Romance of the West Indies
But it soon became certain that there was no egress from this gullet.The English at the North Pole
- Also called: egression the act of going or coming out; emergence
- a way out, such as a path; exit
- the right or permission to go out or depart
- astronomy another name for emersion (def. 2)
- to go forth; issue
C16: from Latin ēgredī to come forth, depart, from gradī to move, step
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Word Origin and History for egress
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