American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of going away or out.
- n. A passage or way out: an emergency exit in a theater; took the second exit on the throughway.
- n. The departure of a performer from the stage.
- n. Death.
- v. To make one's exit; depart.
- v. To go out of; leave: exited the plane through a rear door.
- v. Computer Science To terminate the execution of (an application): exited the subroutine.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A way of departure; a passage out.
- n. The departure of a player from the stage when he has performed his part.
- n. Hence Any departure; specifically, the act of quitting the stage of action or of life; death; decease.
- n. In plays, a direction to mark the time of an actor's quitting the stage.
- n. In phonetics, an off-glide or vanish.
- n. A way out.
- n. A passage or gate from inside someplace to the outside, outgang.
- n. The action of leaving.
- v. To go out
- v. To leave
GNU Webster's 1913
- He (or she ) goes out, or retires from view.
- n. The departure of a player from the stage, when he has performed his part.
- n. Any departure; the act of quitting the stage of action or of life; death.
- n. A way of departure; passage out of a place; egress; way out.
- n. an opening that permits escape or release
- n. euphemistic expressions for death
- n. the act of going out
- v. lose the lead
- v. move out of or depart from
- v. pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
- Depending on the sense, from two distinct but closely related Latin roots: (Wiktionary)
- From Latin, third person sing. of exīre, to go out : ex-, ex- + īre, to go. N. from Latin exitus, from past participle of exīre. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And the term exit strategy is really not a good discussion.”
“For better or worse, the term "exit" is synonymous with one of two things in a business owner's mind: selling or dying.”
“Gates says he hates the term exit strategy but that's what this surge is - a plan to go in hard get out fast. by mtntexas December 2, 2009 7: 35 PM EST”
“Although Fed officials are almost certain to discuss the nature and timing of what they call their "exit strategy" at this week's two-day meeting, they aren't expected to give much firm guidance in their end-of-meeting statement or in the press conference that Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke will hold Wednesday afternoon.”
“If you miss the FTB signage (small sign about 1 or 2 exits after Ed Carey Drive in Harlingen), I think the exit is also labeled Paso Real.”
“CANDIOTTI: He devises what he calls his exit plan but backs out last January.”
“It's approaching the top of the hour and the polls will be closing in the nation's capital, Washington, D.C. None of the news organizations did what we call the exit polling in Washington, D.C. As a result, we're not going to be able to project a winner based on anything other than guesswork right now.”
“If the exit is an issue, that too could be eliminated with plenty of signage warnings that the MP is a 9 mile Expressway.”
“The Tonala exit is about 3 KMs (+ 1.9 miles) from where you got up onto the Lazero Cardenas freeway.”
“The phrase exit strategy had been tossed out because everyone knew the United States wouldn’t be fully exiting any time soon.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘exit’.
we are all just passing through.
(boundaries, portals and liminal spaces/times)
"false friends (or faux amis) are pairs of words in two languages or dialects (or letters in two alphabets) that look and/or sound similar, but differ in meaning." (wikipedia)
Words that connote making an exit, places to exit, means to an exit.
You've taken all the other quizzes--you've already used the name of your first pet and you're tired of having to use the name of the first street where you lived. Now it's time to find your excitin...
Out of this world via the "X-express".
Very basic words for ESL students.
Words we see every day that are spelled with an X, Q, or Z.
Ways of walking, running, skipping, etc. Not included: assisted locomotion (riding, driving, boating). These verbs should more or less fit the paradigm: She _______ (her way) into/out of/through/ar...
Nouns made into unnatural verbs, nouns used as verbs, verbs that used to be intransitive
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