noun \ˈē-ˌgres\

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

Full Definition of EGRESS

:  the action or right of going or coming out
:  a place or means of going out :  exit

Examples of EGRESS

  1. The auditorium is designed to provide easy egress in an emergency.
  2. <the only egress from the nightclub was a dark, narrow stairway to the street below>
  3. 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

Origin of EGRESS

Latin egressus, from egredi to go out, from e- + gradi to go — more at grade
First Known Use: 1538

Related to EGRESS


verb \ē-ˈgres\

Definition of EGRESS

intransitive verb
:  to go or come out

Origin of EGRESS

(see 1egress)
First Known Use: 1578


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