• Exit
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v exit pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life "She died from cancer","The children perished in the fire","The patient went peacefully","The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"
    • v exit lose the lead
    • v exit move out of or depart from "leave the room","the fugitive has left the country"
    • n exit the act of going out
    • n exit an opening that permits escape or release "he blocked the way out","the canyon had only one issue"
    • n exit euphemistic expressions for death "thousands mourned his passing"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Exit the Ministering Angel Exit the Ministering Angel

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Bats always turn left when exiting a cave
    • Exit A way of departure; passage out of a place; egress; way out. "Forcing the water forth through its ordinary exits ."
    • Exit Any departure; the act of quitting the stage of action or of life; death; as, to make one's exit . "Sighs for his exit , vulgarly called death."
    • Exit He (or she ) goes out, or retires from view; as, exit Macbeth.☞ The Latin words exithe or she goes out), and exeuntthey go out), are used in dramatic writings to indicate the time of withdrawal from the stage of one or more of the actors.
    • Exit The departure of a player from the stage, when he has performed his part. "They have their exits and their entrances."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n exit A way of departure; a passage out.
    • n exit The departure of a player from the stage when he has performed his part.
    • n exit Hence Any departure; specifically, the act of quitting the stage of action or of life; death; decease.
    • n exit In plays, a direction to mark the time of an actor's quitting the stage.
    • n exit In phonetics, an off-glide or vanish.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Exit eks′it a direction in playbooks to an actor to go off the stage: the departure of a player from the stage: any departure: a way of departure: a passage out: a quitting of the world's stage, or life: death
    • v.i Exit to make an exit
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  • Tom Stoppard
    “Every exit is an entry somewhere else.”
  • Aesop
    “Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.”
  • Desiderius Erasmus
    “Heaven grant that the burden you carry may have as easy an exit as it had an entrance. [Prayer To A Pregnant Woman]”
  • Malcolm Muggeridge
    “Few men of action have been able to make a graceful exit at the appropriate time.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., 3d pers. sing. pres. of exire, to go out. See Exeunt Issue


In literature:

Rate of flow can be seen at end of exit tube just above the union.
"Respiration Calorimeters for Studying the Respiratory Exchange and Energy Transformations of Man" by Francis Gano Benedict
If Jacques Dollon passed out by it, no one would notice his exit!
"Messengers of Evil" by Pierre Souvestre
Pandemonium broke loose now and the Earth men were running for the exit to the lift, covering their retreat with brandished ray pistols.
"The Copper-Clad World" by Harl Vincent
There was not a trace of any secret exit to be found.
"The Manor House School" by Angela Brazil
Marie will show you an exit from this side.
"The Traitors" by E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
One morning His Highness rose at an unusually early hour, even before the scrub-women made their exit.
"Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess" by Henry W. Fischer
A buzzer sounded near the Exit Dome.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930" by Various
So the merry comedy ends a doleful tragedy, and exit fool in the character of a hero!
"The Indian Princess" by James Nelson Barker
Keep the ship ready for instant action, please, and call the landing crew to the forward exit.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
We have seen that Dmitrieff had not provided himself with those necessary safety exits which were now so badly needed.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various

In poetry:

No, his exit by the gate
Will not leave the wind ajar;
He will go when it is late
With a misty star.
"Sandy Star And Willie Gee" by William Stanley Braithwaite
He had a whim and laughed it out
Upon the exit of a chance;
He floundered in a sea of doubt--
If life was real--or just romance.
"Sandy Star And Willie Gee" by William Stanley Braithwaite
The exit gained, they're driven hence
Amid a darkness most intense;
No hand to guide, no angel voice
To urge them to the better choice;
"Banishment Of Man From The Garden Of The Lord" by James Madison Bell
So soon all mortals to their exit haste!
So soon they all are spent, and gone away!
So soon the fleeting life of man is past!
So soon his beauty falls unto decay!
"A Memento Mori -- Or Remember Death" by Rees Prichard
The same tradesman who so presses
To be paid, comes here to seek you,
By the magistrate attended.
That you were not in, I told him:
By that door you have an exit.
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act I" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Above its distant, glittering rim
Streams o'er the waves a flood of gold,
To gild the mountains, bare and grim,
Which guard this exit, as of old,--
The sombre sentries of two seas,
The Pillars reared by Hercules;--
"The Pillars Of Hercules" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

Vancouver Canucks farm team coaching post intrigues Scott Arniel after Craig MacTavish's exit.
With assistance from his son, an elderly man exits the front passenger seat.
William Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, speaks with The Economist about quantitative easing and exit strategies.
A structure fire breaks out east of highway 101 just off the Humboldt Hill exit.
A large brush fire burned near Exit 15W on the New Jersey Turnpike in Kearny.
The exit from the various theaters was orderly, according to those who were there.
Shannen Doherty was the first contestant eliminated from this season's Dancing With The Stars Tuesday, as the Beverly Hills 90210 star's jive dance with partner Mark Ballas failed to impress the masses, earning her an early exit.
The Casualties, Nekromantix, Down By Law at Exit/In.
Herr-Voss Stamco, Callery, PA, will demonstrate its Laser Shape Measurement System that allows leveler operators to see, in real time, a display of the shape of the material exiting the leveler.
Located near Exit 4 off of the New Jersey Turnpike in Cherry Hill, brews specialty beers some of which are named after New Jersey Turnpike exits.
Flying Fish , Stewart's and Nodding Head breweries join forces to create Exit 6 Wallonian Rye, to be released June 5 at Nodding Head in Center City.
Exit 6 Wallonian rye Belgian-style ale starts with pale malt and locally grown rye, which is fermented with Belgian yeast.
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The bar fell from the fifth floor, went through the man's hard hat, entered the back of his skull and exited between his eyes.
Backe's exit was foregone conclusion.

In science:

Namely, there exits a profinite group G such that the fiber functor F from C to the category of finite sets is an equivalence between C and the category of finite sets with continuous G–actions .
Ramification of local fields with imperfect residue fields
X and Y are (geometrical ly) reduced and irreducible, and Y is normal; iii) there exits a function τ on X that generates OX over OY , i.e.
Ramification of local fields with imperfect residue fields
We assume that there exits a Poisson algebra isomorphism θ : P (~ℓ, Γ, J , σ, φ) → P (~ℓ′ , Γ′ , J ′ , σ ′ , φ′).
Central Simple Poisson Algebras
By Proposition 1.2. there exits p′ (p) such that a.a.s. there are at least p′d(2n + 1)d edges belonging to Cd (n).
On the mixing time of simple random walk on the super critical percolation cluster
The observationally relevant scales exit Hubble horizon within about 60 e-folds before the end of the latest inflation.
Inflationary spectra in generalized gravity: Unified forms