exit

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ex·​it | \ ˈeg-zət How to pronounce exit (audio) , ˈek-sət How to pronounce exit (audio) \

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 [exit entry 1] : 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 Also making an early exit was 1990 Daytona 500 winner Derrike Cope, who appeared to cut a tire after only three laps. Liz Clarke, BostonGlobe.com, "Bubba Wallace, Michael Jordan, Pitbull leading new, diverse wave in NASCAR," 14 Feb. 2021 Rank-and-file Republicans are looking for direction, as the former president’s exit from Washington has left a Trump-sized party leadership void in his wake. W. James Antle Iii, Washington Examiner, "There's a Trump-sized hole at the center of GOP leadership as Cheney and Greene decisions hit," 4 Feb. 2021 But even after Trump's exit from office on Jan. 20, the fake network has continued to push anti-U.S. posts. Amanda Seitz, Star Tribune, "Fake accounts gain traction as they praise China, mock US," 4 Feb. 2021 Baseball brought them together, and Stewart doesn't want an early exit from the majors. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, "Why Detroit Tigers' Christin Stewart is inspired by Willie Horton amid uncertain future," 3 Feb. 2021 The exit of longtime career staffers from the agency responsible for managing more than 10 percent of the nation’s land shows the extent to which the Trump administration reshaped the federal government. Juliet Eilperin, Anchorage Daily News, "Trump officials tried to move most Bureau of Land Management staffers out of D.C. More than 87% quit instead.," 28 Jan. 2021 Marin County sheriff’s office reported downed trees and flooding in low-lying areas such as the Tamalpais Valley exit from Highway 101 Thursday, but no major mudslides. Steve Rubenstein, San Francisco Chronicle, "Rains to taper off Friday for Bay Area, but landslide threat lingers," 28 Jan. 2021 Sarah Trott's exit from The Bachelor this season was dramatic, to say the least. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Sarah From The Bachelor Addresses Rumors She Had a Boyfriend While Filming the Show," 27 Jan. 2021 However, if a contestant is already on shaky ground with the lead, causing or being a part of drama on The Bachelor generally leads to an early exit. Martha Sorren, refinery29.com, "How To Predict Who Wins The Bachelor — Without Reading The Spoilers," 25 Jan. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Symptomatic people can also exit isolation with two negative tests after the resolution of any fever. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, "Six Dallas Stars players and two staff members test positive for COVID-19, delaying team’s opener," 8 Jan. 2021 Any storminess Friday into Friday night should exit in time for the weekend. Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Chilly this week as we monitor chance of storminess on Friday," 4 Jan. 2021 At the end of the year, Britain will formally exit from both the EU’s single market—its zone of common regulation—and customs union. Jason Douglas, WSJ, "Brexit Trade Deal Is Reached Between U.K., European Union," 24 Dec. 2020 The Trumps are set to exit the White House on Marine One before traveling to Florida via Air Force One. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, "Watch President Trump leave White House, Washington," 20 Jan. 2021 But the political and legal fallout may stretch well beyond Trump, who will exit the White House on Wednesday before Democrat Joe Biden takes the oath of office. Author: Richard Lardner And Michelle R. Smith, Anchorage Daily News, "Records: Trump campaign allies behind rally that ignited Capitol riot," 18 Jan. 2021 But the political and legal fallout may stretch well beyond Trump, who will exit the White House on Wednesday before Democrat Joe Biden takes the oath of office. Richard Lardner And Michelle R. Smith, Chron, "Trump allies behind rally that ignited Capitol riot," 17 Jan. 2021 But the political and legal fallout may stretch well beyond Trump, who will exit the White House on Wednesday before Democrat Joe Biden takes the oath of office. Richard Lardner And Michelle R. Smith, Star Tribune, "Records: Trump allies behind rally that ignited Capitol riot," 17 Jan. 2021 After his election loss to President-elect Joe Biden, Trump is set to exit the White House on Jan. 20. Joey Garrison, USA TODAY, "President Trump’s job approval rating plummets after mob attack at the Capitol," 11 Jan. 2021

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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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“Exit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exit. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce exit (audio) , 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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