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1 an opening that permits escape or release; "he blocked the way out"; "the canyon had only one issue" [syn: issue, outlet, way out]
2 euphemistic expressions for death; "thousands mourned his passing" [syn: passing, loss, departure, expiration, going, release]
3 the act of going out


1 move out of or depart from; "leave the room"; "the fugitive has left the country" [syn: go out, get out, leave] [ant: enter]
2 lose the lead
3 pass from physical life and lose all all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "They children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully" [syn: die, decease, perish, go, pass away, expire, pass] [ant: be born]

User Contributed Dictionary



From exitus, perfect passive participle of exire go out, from ex out + ire go.


  • /ˈɛgzɪt/|/ˈɛksɪt/, /"EgzIt/|/"EksIt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛksɪt


  1. A way out.
    He was looking for the exit and got lost.
  2. A passage or gate from inside someplace to the outside.
    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.


way out
  • Finnish: ulospääsy, uloskäynti
  • German: Ausweg, Ausfahrt
  • Polish: wyjście
  • Russian: выход
passage from inside to outside
  • Finnish: uloskäynti
  • German: Ausgang
  • Polish: wyjście
  • Russian: выход
action of leaving
  • Finnish: lähtö
  • German: Abtritt, Austritt, Ausstieg, Abwanderung
  • Polish: wyjście
  • Russian: выход


  1. To go out
  2. To leave


to go out
  • Finnish: mennä ulos
  • German: ausgehen
  • Polish: wyjść, wychodzić
  • Russian: выходить , выйти
to leave
  • Finnish: poistua, lähteä
  • German: verschwinden, aussteigen, abgehen
  • Polish: wyjść, wychodzić
  • Russian: выходить , выйти



From exire go out, from ex out + ire go


Third person singular, present indicative active of exire.
  1. he goes out
    Used as stage direction in plays in English.

Related terms

Extensive Definition

EXIT or exit (lat. exit "he/she leaves", pl. exeunt) may refer to:

See also

  • Quit (disambiguation)
exit in German: Ausgang
exit in French: Exit
exit in Japanese: EXIT
exit in Simple English: Exit

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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