Meaning of EXIT in English

I. ˈegzə̇t, ˈeksə̇t, usu -ə̇d.+V

Etymology: Latin, he or she goes out, 3d person singular present indicative of exire to go out — more at exeat

: goes out : goes off the stage — used as a stage direction

exit Hamlet

pick up tray and exit left

— compare manet

II. noun

( -s )

Etymology: partly from exit (I) , partly from Latin exitus departure, way out, end, from exitus, past participle of exire to go out

1. : the departure of a player from the stage — compare entrance


a. : the act of going out or going away : act of leaving the scene of action : departure

b. : death


a. : a way out : a passage out of an enclosed place or space : outlet

b. : a door or passage for escape in case of fire


(1) : a place of egress from a limited-access highway

(2) : a roadway or ramp affording egress from such a highway

4. card games : the act or means of losing a trick so as to escape the obligation of leading : a card that when led cannot win the trick

III. intransitive verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

1. : to go out : depart

2. : die

3. card games : to lead a losing card in order to avoid the obligation of leading again

IV. verb

transitive verb

1. : to go away from : leave

2. : to cause (a computer program or routine) to cease running

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