n. & v.
n. 1 a passage or door by which to leave a room, building, etc. 2 a the act of going out. b the right to go out. 3 a place where vehicles can leave a motorway or major road. 4 the departure of an actor from the stage. 5 death.
v.intr. (exited, exiting) 1 go out of a room, building, etc. 2 (as a stage direction) (an actor) leaves the stage (exit Macbeth). 3 die. exit permit (or visa etc.) authorization to leave a particular country.
[ L, 3rd sing. pres. of exire go out (as EX-(1), ire go): cf. L exitus going out ]