Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of going away or out.
  • noun A passage or way out.
  • noun The departure of a performer from the stage.
  • noun Death.
  • intransitive verb To make one's exit; depart.
  • intransitive verb To go out of; leave.
  • intransitive verb Computers To terminate the execution of (an application).

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A way of departure; a passage out.
  • noun The departure of a player from the stage when he has performed his part.
  • noun Hence Any departure; specifically, the act of quitting the stage of action or of life; death; decease.
  • noun In phonetics, an off-glide or vanish.
  • noun In plays, a direction to mark the time of an actor's quitting the stage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • He (or she ) goes out, or retires from view.
  • noun The departure of a player from the stage, when he has performed his part.
  • noun Any departure; the act of quitting the stage of action or of life; death.
  • noun A way of departure; passage out of a place; egress; way out.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A way out.
  • noun A passage or gate from inside someplace to the outside, outgang.
  • noun The action of leaving.
  • verb To go out
  • verb To leave

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

  • noun an opening that permits escape or release
  • noun euphemistic expressions for death
  • noun the act of going out
  • verb lose the lead
  • verb move out of or depart from
  • verb pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life

Etymologies

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

[From Latin, third person sing. of exīre, to go out : ex-, ex- + īre, to go; see ei- in Indo-European roots. N., sense 2, from Latin exitus, from past participle of exīre.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Depending on the sense, from two distinct but closely related Latin roots:

Examples

  • And the term exit strategy is really not a good discussion.

    CNN Transcript Nov 22, 2005

  • For better or worse, the term "exit" is synonymous with one of two things in a business owner's mind: selling or dying.

    NYT > Home Page

  • 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

    Breaking News: CBS News

  • 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.

    Fed Searches for Next Step

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • CANDIOTTI: He devises what he calls his exit plan but backs out last January.

    CNN Transcript Aug 6, 2009

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Feb 12, 2008

  • If the exit is an issue, that too could be eliminated with plenty of signage warnings that the MP is a 9 mile Expressway.

    Lynch Clarifies Meadowcreek Parkway Opposition at cvillenews.com

  • The Tonala exit is about 3 KMs (+ 1.9 miles) from where you got up onto the Lazero Cardenas freeway.

    Wednesday Tianguis

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  • éxito: success

    January 30, 2008