n. & v.
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.
--v.intr. (exited, exiting)
1. go out of a room, building, etc.
2 (as a stage direction) (an actor) leaves the stage (exit Macbeth).
Phrases and idioms:
exit permit (or visa etc.) authorization to leave a particular country.
Etymology: L, 3rd sing. pres. of exire go out (as EX-(1), ire go): cf. L exitus going out