- 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 exited
After she put up a fight, she claims that Cosby left two $100 bills on her coffee table and exited her apartment.Bill Cosby’s Long List of Accusers (So Far): 18 Alleged Sexual Assault Victims Between 1965-2004
November 24, 2014
It was a mess, and when Ball exited as showrunner following the abysmal fifth season, it got even worse.'True Blood' Ends With a Whimper: The Sexy HBO Vampire Series Is (Finally) Over
August 25, 2014
By the time he exited the stage, he had become another viral sensation—this time for his hat.How Pharrell Williams Finally Made It to the Top
August 6, 2014
The shot took off his chin and mouth and nose, missing his eyes and brain as it exited just above his high cheekbones.The Stacks: The Judas Priest Teen Suicide Trial
June 28, 2014
One bandit came in the night to rob the couple, and shot at his wife when she exited the house.The Nile: Where Ancient and Modern Meet
June 21, 2014
He went to the spot through which she had exited, but could find not seam or crack.The Jewels of Aptor
Samuel R. Delany
"Give her what she wants, anything she wants," he yelled at his clerk, as he exited.Caybigan
Warren looked at the door through which Joe and Max had exited from the cocktail lounge.Mercenary
Dallas McCord Reynolds
Headed by Jerry they exited quietly from the house and stole around its right-hand corner.
Ill believe that when I see signs of reform, Jerry threw back over her shoulder as she exited.
- 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 exited
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.