egress

noun
\ ˈē-ˌgres How to pronounce egress (audio) \

Definition of egress

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

egress

verb
\ ē-ˈgres How to pronounce egress (audio) \
egressed; egressing; egresses

Definition of egress (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to go or come out

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Synonyms & Antonyms for egress

Synonyms: Noun

Antonyms: Noun

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Examples of egress in a Sentence

Noun 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 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 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 The auditorium is designed to provide easy egress in an emergency. the only egress from the nightclub was a dark, narrow stairway to the street below
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Once the Angels reach the astronauts, both have practiced egress from the capsule, which could be surrounded by noxious gases. Washington Examiner, "Space Force’s Guardian Angels: The crack squad that keeps astronauts alive if things go wrong," 20 Nov. 2020 There will be very clear instructions for efficient entrance and egress at the Engagement center, and the service will be solely to distribute the winter goods. courant.com, "Community news for the Enfield edition," 19 Nov. 2020 There will be very clear instructions for efficient entrance and egress at the Engagement center, and the service will be solely to distribute the winter goods. courant.com, "Community news for the Enfield edition," 5 Nov. 2020 There will be very clear instructions for efficient entrance and egress at the Engagement center, and the service will be solely to distribute the winter goods. courant.com, "Community news for the Enfield edition," 29 Oct. 2020 The traffic was stopped, as Pogue said trees toppled along the one ingress and egress thoroughfare. Rusty Simmons, SFChronicle.com, "‘We thought we were going to die’: Survivors tell harrowing tales of explosive Creek Fire," 6 Sep. 2020 There was one exit for what might have been more than 100 people, according to the police report, which also implies tables and chairs were obstructing the egress. Nate Carlisle, The Salt Lake Tribune, "How two 20-somethings and their dance parties helped set back Utah’s pandemic progress," 20 Sep. 2020 Ingress and egress procedures will be different, and there’s a chance that habits formed during the pandemic, when families invested in summer homes, swimming pools and home reconstruction projects, will keep some people from stadiums altogether. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "How COVID-19 will change sports as we know them: 'The virus is shaping the sports world'," 11 Sep. 2020 Power running boards and adjustable ride height contribute to easy ingress and egress. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "2021 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV sets standard for big SUVs (review)," 22 Aug. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb No word on whether the wasp was shot down or managed to safely egress the battlespace. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Fighter Pilot Gets Unpleasant, Stinging Surprise When Wasp Invades Cockpit," 3 Jan. 2017 In the event of an accident, passengers must always be able to safely egress from the aircraft. R. Eric Jones, Fortune, "Why Airline Seats Might Finally Stop Shrinking," 5 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of egress

Noun

1538, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Verb

1578, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for egress

Noun and Verb

Latin egressus, from egredi to go out, from e- + gradi to go — more at grade entry 1

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Time Traveler for egress

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The first known use of egress was in 1538

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29 Nov 2020

Cite this Entry

“Egress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/egress. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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More Definitions for egress

egress

noun
How to pronounce egress (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of egress

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

egress

noun
\ ˈē-ˌgres How to pronounce egress (audio) \

Legal Definition of egress

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the action or right of going or coming out
2 : a place or means of going out or exiting — compare ingress
\ i-ˈgres How to pronounce egress (audio) \

Legal Definition of egress (Entry 2 of 2)

: to go or come out

History and Etymology for egress

Noun

Medieval Latin egressus, literally, act of going out, departure, from Latin, from egredi to go out, from e- out + gradi to make one's way

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