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exit

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ex·it \ˈeg-zət, ˈek-sət\

Definition of exit

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

Origin and Etymology of exit

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


First Known Use: 1538


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exit

noun ex·it

Definition of exit

  1. 1 [1exit] :  a departure from a stage

  2. 2 a :  the act of going out or away <made an early exit> b :  death

  3. 3 :  a way out of an enclosed place or space

  4. 4 :  one of the designated points of departure from an expressway

exitless

adjective

Examples of exit in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of exit

Latin exitus, from exire


First Known Use: 1588


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exit

verb ex·it

Definition of exit

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to go out or away :  depart

  3. 2 :  die

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  leave 3a

  6. 2 :  to cause (a computer program or routine) to cease running

Examples of exit in a sentence

  1. The team exited the tournament early.

  2. Save your work and then exit the program.

1607

First Known Use of exit

1607



EXIT Defined for English Language Learners


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exit

noun ex·it

Definition of exit for English Language Learners

  • : 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.


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exit

verb ex·it

Definition of exit for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

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exit

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noun ex·it \ˈeg-zət, ˈek-sət\

Definition of exit for Students

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

  2. 2 :  a way of getting out of a place


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exit

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verb ex·it

Definition of exit for Students

exited

exiting

  1. :  leave 5, depart



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