exit

1
[eg-zit, ek-sit]

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.

Nearby words

  1. existential psychology,
  2. existential quantifier,
  3. existentialism,
  4. existentialist,
  5. existing,
  6. exit poll,
  7. exit pupil,
  8. exit strategy,
  9. exit tax,
  10. exitance

Origin of exit

1
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

Can be confusedexcited exited

exit

2
[eg-zit, ek-sit]

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

2
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

exit

noun

a way out; door or gate by which people may leave
the act or an instance of going out; departure
  1. the act of leaving or right to leave a particular place
  2. (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
bridge
  1. the act of losing the lead deliberately
  2. a card enabling one to do this

verb (intr)

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)

Word Origin for exit

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

Exit

noun

(in Britain) a society that seeks to promote the legitimization of voluntary euthanasia
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Word Origin and History for exit

exit

n.
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