Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of coming or going out; emergence.
  • n. The right to leave or go out: denied the refugees egress.
  • n. A path or opening for going out; an exit.
  • n. Astronomy The emergence of a celestial body from eclipse or occultation.
  • intransitive v. To go out; emerge.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An exit or way out
  • n. The process of exiting or leaving.
  • n. The end of the apparent transit of a small astronomical body over the disk of a larger one.
  • v. To exit or leave; to go or come out.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of going out or leaving, or the power to leave; departure.
  • n. The passing off from the sun's disk of an inferior planet, in a transit.
  • intransitive v. To go out; to depart; to leave.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of going or issuing out; a going or passing out; departure, especially from an inclosed or confined place.
  • n. Provision for passing out; a means or place of exit.
  • n. In astronomy, the passing of a star, planet, or satellite (except the moon) out from behind or before the disk of the sun, the moon, or a planet.
  • To go out; depart; leave.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. come out of
  • n. the becoming visible
  • n. (astronomy) the reappearance of a celestial body after an eclipse
  • n. the act of coming (or going) out; becoming apparent

Etymologies

Latin ēgressus, from past participle of ēgredī, to go out : ē-, ex-, ex- + gradī, to go.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin ēgressus, from ex- + gressus (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • She said that she and her colleague has a responsibility to customers to allow them easy ingress and egress from the station.

    Newspaper 'war' at the Embankment

  • The NYPD also agreed to adopt written policies that ensure those lawfully exercising their First Amendment rights can gain access to protest areas, have adequate means of ingress and egress from the areas set aside for the protest, and that police provide adequate warning and an opportunity to disperse prior to using the Mounted Unit for crowd control.

    Civil Rights

  • From Leonardo's point of view, however, the eyes were window - (or velo -) like because they provided the soul with two means of egress from the body, not because they permitted others to see into oneself.

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • I was stationed in Korea, and my team chief and I would plan our egress from the site.

    Matthew Yglesias » Tuesday MANPAD Blogging

  • Judge Graffeo raises a good point in regard to the difficulty that this holding presents in determining when a particular means of ingress and egress is "primarily" used to access a common carrier.

    Personal Injury

  • Where, as here, a stairwell or approach is primarily used as a means of access to and egress from the common carrier, that carrier has a duty to exercise reasonable care to see that such means of approach remain in a safe condition or, where appropriate, to take such precautions or give such warnings as would protect those using such area against unforeseen danger.

    Personal Injury

  • The first involves the loss prevention employee physically preventing my egress from the property.

    Boing Boing

  • [Link] The latrines were also a means of egress from the camp: at least ten prisoners are known to have escaped from Johnson's Island, and evidence has been found of tunnels leading from the "sinks" to the stockade wall.

    Latrine Duty

  • And they built a new causeway to provide easier egress from the city for those fleeing the next hurricane.

    Should New Orleans be rebuilt? « BuzzMachine

  • Is the treaty an egress from the cul-de-sac of aboriginal poverty?

    Sovereignty Without the Referndum: Chief Mountain Speaks on Bay Street

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  • I knew there was nothing wrong with regressing now and then. Woo-hoo!

    October 19, 2008

  • In property law, ingress, egress and regress are the rights of a person (such as a lessee) to enter, leave, and return to a property, respectively.

    October 19, 2008