exit

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Depending on the sense, from two distinct but closely related Latin roots:

  • From exit (he, she, or it goes out, departs, or exits), the third-person singular present active indicative form of exeō (I go out”, “I depart”, “I exit); or,
  • From exit-, the stem of exitus (a going out”, “a departure), the perfect passive participle of exeō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

exit (plural exits)

An exit sign
  1. A way out.
    He was looking for the exit and got lost.
  2. A passage or gate from inside someplace to the outside, outgang.
    She stood at the exit of the house looking back and waving at those inside.
  3. The action of leaving.
    He made his exit at the opportune time.

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Verb[edit]

exit (third-person singular simple present exits, present participle exiting, simple past and past participle exited)

  1. To go out
  2. To leave

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From exeō (exit, go out), from ē (out) + (go).

Verb[edit]

exit

  1. third-person singular present active indicative of exeō

Usage notes[edit]

Used as stage direction in plays in English.

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