Meaning of EXIT in English

I. ˈeg-zət, ˈek-sət

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

Date: 1538

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

II. noun

Etymology: Latin exitus, from exire

Date: 1588


[ exit (I)]

: a departure from a stage


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

• ex·it·less adjective

III. verb

Date: 1607

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

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.