Dictionary.com

exit

1
[ eg-zit, ek-sit ]
/ ˈɛg zɪt, ˈɛk sɪt /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: exit / exited / exiting on Thesaurus.com

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.
QUIZ
TAKE JOY IN ACING THIS QUIZ ON “PRIDE” SYNONYMS
Hold your head up high as you embark on this quiz that explores some of the synonyms and meanings of “pride.”
Question 1 of 7
What does "dignity" mean?

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH exit

excited, exited

Other definitions 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

2
1530–40; <Latin ex(i)it literally, (he) goes out, 3rd singular present of exīre;see exit1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use exit in a sentence

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK