exit

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ex·it | \ ˈeg-zət , ˈek-sət \

Definition of exit 

(Entry 1 of 3)

used as a stage direction to specify who goes off stage

exit

noun

Definition of exit (Entry 2 of 3)

1 [ 1exit ] : a departure from a stage

2a : 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

exit

verb
exited; exiting; exits

Definition of exit (Entry 3 of 3)

intransitive verb

1 : to go out or away : depart

2 : die

transitive verb

2 : to cause (a computer program or routine) to cease running

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Other words from exit

Noun

exitless adjective

Examples of exit in a Sentence

Noun

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

Verb

The team exited the tournament early. Save your work and then exit the program.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

How to get there: College Hill is located two miles south of Cross County Highway off the North College Hill/Mount Healthy exit. Chris Varias, Cincinnati.com, "How to live like a local in College Hill," 13 July 2018 Traffic was diverted off at Indiana 2 at the Lowell exit as the rolls of plastic and the tractor were removed from I-65, the release states. Becky Jacobs, Post-Tribune, "Semi driver distracted by bug spills 42,000 pounds of plastic on I-65 near Lowell," 12 July 2018 The exit of John Amato follows a reorganization of the media group under new parent company Valence Media. Thr Staff, Billboard, "Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Group CEO Steps Down," 11 July 2018 The video was filmed on a cellphone by a motorist heading south on I-95 toward the Interstate 395 exit in Miami, the report said. Web Staff, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Video shows another Florida man clinging to hood of speeding car on I-95: report," 11 July 2018 Alston woke up his roommate, Trenton Wyatt, to get out of the building, but the exit through their front door to an interior hallway was blocked with heavy black smoke. Chelsea Prince, ajc, "‘We’ve got to get out’: Men jump out window, save neighbors from condo fire," 10 July 2018 Once the brief ceremony concluded, the royal family made for the exits — with Princess Charlotte offering a parting wave to the cameras. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Prince Louis Is Officially Christened: See the First Photos," 9 July 2018 With Oklahoma City facing a massive luxury-tax penalty in the wake of Paul George re-signing with the team, multiple media outlets reported Friday that the Thunder are exploring exit strategies with the former All-Star forward. Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Heat linked to Carmelo Anthony exodus from Thunder," 6 July 2018 The Confederation of British Industry, a leading business lobby group, emphasized in a statement Friday the long time the government has required to reach agreement on its exit strategy. Jason Douglas, WSJ, "Theresa May Forges Apparent Unity in Cabinet Over Brexit Plan," 6 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

In two of his starts – in five innings on June 9 and in 5 2/3 innings on July 5 – Patiño exited without giving up a single hit. Jeff Sanders, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Luis Patiño continues breakout with Fort Wayne," 12 July 2018 More fan videos show Beyoncé getting coaxed into exiting the stage down the ladder, making her descent while wearing thigh-high heeled boots. Maeve Mcdermott, USA TODAY, "Beyoncé shown stranded on floating stage in apparent concert mishap in Poland," 2 July 2018 New bank lending to companies is still below the level in 2014, when the country exited its international bailout program. Anabela Reis, Bloomberg.com, "Small Portuguese Firms Are Starting a New Trend," 25 June 2018 In that way, the next generation of Southern Baptist leaders had been waiting for Patterson to exit the national stage. Author: Michelle Boorstein, Sarah Pulliam Bailey, Anchorage Daily News, "How women led to the dramatic rise and fall of Southern Baptist leader Paige Patterson," 11 June 2018 In that way, the next generation of Southern Baptist leaders had been waiting for Patterson to exit the national stage. Michelle Boorstein, The Seattle Times, "Thousands of conservative women behind the fall of Southern Baptists’ Paige Patterson," 10 June 2018 In that way, the next generation of Southern Baptist leaders had been waiting for Patterson to exit the national stage. Michelle Boorstein, Washington Post, "How women led to the dramatic rise and fall of Southern Baptist leader Paige Patterson," 10 June 2018 Most people are betting that James exits his hometown, stage right, after tonight. Ann Killion, San Francisco Chronicle, "Will Cleveland bid farewell to LeBron James on Friday night?," 8 June 2018 Another leader soon to exit the stage, John McCain, is also pining for a time when political acrimony was less intense. Stephen Collinson, CNN, "America should be more at ease than this," 2 June 2018

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First Known Use of exit

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circa 1548, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1596, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1607, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

History and Etymology for exit

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Latin, he goes out, from exire to go out, from ex- + ire to go — more at issue entry 1

Noun

Latin exitus, from exire

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Dictionary Entries near exit

existenz

exister

existimation

exit

exit cone

exite

exitial

Phrases Related to exit

exit strategy

exit visa

make a quick exit

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exit

noun

English Language Learners Definition of exit

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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.

exit

verb

English Language Learners Definition of exit (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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

exit

noun
ex·it | \ ˈeg-zət , ˈek-sət \

Kids Definition of exit

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the act of going out of or away from a place : departure He made his exit.

2 : a way of getting out of a place

exit

verb
exited; exiting

Kids Definition of exit (Entry 2 of 2)

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