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exit

script annotation ex·it \ ˈeg-zət , ˈek-sət \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of exit

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


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exit

noun

Definition of exit

1 : 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

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.”

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Origin and Etymology of exit

Latin exitus, from exire

exit Synonyms

Synonyms
egress, issue, outlet
Antonyms
entrance, entranceway, entry, entryway, ingress
Related Words
escape, escape hatch, release; gate, mouth, opening, passage, vent
Near Antonyms
access, entrée (or entree)

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exit

verb

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 in a Sentence

  1. The team exited the tournament early.

  2. Save your work and then exit the program.

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First Known Use of exit

1607

exit Synonyms



EXIT Defined for English Language Learners

exit

noun

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.


exit

verb

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

noun ex·it \ ˈeg-zət , ˈek-sət \

Definition of exit for Students

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

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exit

verb

Definition of exit for Students

exited; exiting
: leave 5, depart


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