exit


1ex·it

\ˈeg-zət, ˈek-sət\

Definition of EXIT

—used as a stage direction to specify who goes off stage

Origin of EXIT

Latin, he goes out, from exire to go out, from ex- + ire to go — more at issue
First Known Use: 1538

2exit

noun

: something (such as a door) that is used as a way to go out of a place

: the act of going out or away from something

: the act of leaving a situation, competition, etc.

Full Definition of EXIT

1
[1exit] :  a departure from a stage
2
a :  the act of going out or away <made an early exit>
b :  death
3
:  a way out of an enclosed place or space
4
:  one of the designated points of departure from an expressway
ex·it·less adjective

Examples of EXIT

  1. Use the emergency exit in case of fire.
  2. There are 12 exits in the building.
  3. We can't get out this way: the sign says No Exit.

Origin of EXIT

Latin exitus, from exire
First Known Use: 1588

Related to EXIT

3exit

verb

: to go out of a place or situation : to make an exit

: to cause (a computer program) to stop when you have finished using it

Full Definition of EXIT

intransitive verb
1
:  to go out or away :  depart
2
:  die
transitive verb
1
:  leave 3a
2
:  to cause (a computer program or routine) to cease running

Examples of EXIT

  1. The team exited the tournament early.
  2. Save your work and then exit the program.

First Known Use of EXIT

1607

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