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The Definition of - exit (verb)

    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.
    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.

Word Example of - exit

    Example Sentences for exit

    Indians leaped and yelled with tomahawks, expecting our exit.

    I must ask you either to enlarge the exit to our bath or to supply an emergency door.

    He had come upon a possible means of exit, for, apparently, the cave had two openings.

    "Bogie" rose from the hearth-rug, wagged his tail, and made his exit.

    He was just over the “purse”—that fatal chamber whence so few who enter it ever find the exit.

    Mrs. Wladek stood up and began to walk toward the park's exit.

    There was no exit from the platform where they were standing except by the way they had come.

    He only learned too surely that no exit from this cell was to be allowed.

    I say I must win the woman if I stop at nothing, or I perish; and if it 's a failure, exit 's my road.

    No part of the interior of the hive should be below the level of the place of exit.

Word Origin & History of - exit

    Word Origin & History

    exit 1530s, from L. exit "he or she goes out," third person sing. pres. indicative of exire "go out," from ex- "out" + ire "go." Also from L. exitus "a leaving, a going out," noun of action from exire. Originally in English as a stage direction (late 15c.); sense of "door for leaving" is 1786. The verb is c.1600, from the noun; it ought to be left to stage directions and the clunky jargon of police reports. Related: Exited; exiting.

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