/ ˈeksɪt; NAmE ; ˈegzɪt/ noun , verb
a way out of a public building or vehicle :
Where's the exit?
There is a fire exit on each floor of the building.
The emergency exit is at the back of the bus.
an act of leaving, especially of an actor from the stage :
The heroine made her exit to great applause.
He made a quick exit to avoid meeting her.
an exit visa (= a stamp in a passport giving sb permission to leave a particular country)
a place where vehicles can leave a road to join another road :
Leave the roundabout at the second exit.
Take the exit for Trento.
( formal ) to go out; to leave a building, stage, vehicle, etc. :
[ v ]
The bullet entered her back and exited through her chest.
We exited via a fire door.
[ vn ]
As the actors exited the stage the lights went on.
to finish using a computer program :
[ v ]
To exit from this page, press the return key.
[ vn ]
I exited the database and switched off the computer.
[ v ] exit ... used in the instructions printed in a play to say that an actor must leave the stage
mid 16th cent. (as a stage direction): from Latin exit he or she goes out, third person singular present tense of exire , from ex- out + ire go. The noun (late 16th cent.) is from Latin exitus going out, from the verb exire , and the other verb uses (early 17th cent.) derive from it.