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exit

1
[ eg-zit, ek-sit ]
/ ˈɛg zɪt, ˈɛk sɪt /
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noun

verb (used without object)

to go out; leave.
Bridge. to play an exit card.

verb (used with object)

to leave; depart from: Sign out before you exit the building.

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Origin of exit

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1580–90; partly <Latin exitus act or means of going out, equivalent to exi-, variant stem of exīre to go out (ex-ex-1 + īre to go) + -tus suffix of v. action; partly noun, v. use of exit2

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH exit

excited, exited

Definition for exit (2 of 2)

exit2
[ eg-zit, ek-sit ]
/ ˈɛg zɪt, ˈɛk sɪt /

verb (used without object)

(he or she) goes offstage (used as a stage direction, often preceding the name of the character): Exit Falstaff.

Origin of exit

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1530–40; <Latin ex(i)it literally, (he) goes out, 3rd singular present of exīre;see exit1
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British Dictionary definitions for exit (1 of 2)

exit
/ (ˈɛɡzɪt, ˈɛksɪt) /

noun

verb (intr)

Word Origin for exit

C17: from Latin exitus a departure, from exīre to go out, from ex- 1 + īre to go

British Dictionary definitions for exit (2 of 2)

Exit
/ (ˈɛɡzɪt, ˈɛksɪt) /

noun

(in Britain) a society that seeks to promote the legitimization of voluntary euthanasia
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