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egress

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noun \ˈē-ˌgres\

Simple Definition of egress

  • : a way to get out of a place or the act of leaving a place

Full Definition of egress

  1. 1 :  the action or right of going or coming out

  2. 2 :  a place or means of going out :  exit

Examples of egress

  1. One comprehends how undisturbed he was, and how safe from any danger of interruption, when it is stated that he even carried off a unicorn's horn—a mere curiosity—which would not pass through the egress entire, but had to be sawn in two—a bit of work which cost him hours of tedious labor. —Mark Twain, A Tramp Abroad , 1880

  2. When she had laid the supper-cloth, the bridge was lowered to give her means of egress, and she withdrew for the night. —Charles Dickens, Great Expectations, 1861

  3. The system lets you lower the truck to ease ingress and egress, and raise it for added ground clearance. —Scott Oldham, Popular Mechanics, August 1998

  4. The auditorium is designed to provide easy egress in an emergency.

  5. <the only egress from the nightclub was a dark, narrow stairway to the street below>



Origin of egress

Latin egressus, from egredi to go out, from e- + gradi to go — more at grade


First Known Use: 1538


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egress

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verb \ē-ˈgres\

Definition of egress

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to go or come out



Origin of egress

(see 1egress)


First Known Use: 1578



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