Definition of exit verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    exit

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈeksɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈeksɪt//
     
    ; BrE BrE//ˈeɡzɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈeɡzɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they exit
    BrE BrE//ˈeksɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈeksɪt//
     
    ; BrE BrE//ˈeɡzɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈeɡzɪt//
     
    he / she / it exits
    BrE BrE//ˈeksɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈeksɪts//
     
    ; BrE BrE//ˈeɡzɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈeɡzɪts//
     
    past simple exited
    BrE BrE//ˈeksɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈeksɪtɪd//
     
    ; BrE BrE//ˈeɡzɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈeɡzɪtɪd//
     
    past participle exited
    BrE BrE//ˈeksɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈeksɪtɪd//
     
    ; BrE BrE//ˈeɡzɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈeɡzɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form exiting
    BrE BrE//ˈeksɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈeksɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; BrE BrE//ˈeɡzɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈeɡzɪtɪŋ//
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] (formal) to go out; to leave a building, stage, vehicle, etc. (+ adv./prep.) The bullet entered her back and exited through her chest. We exited via a fire door. exit something As the actors exited the stage the lights went on.
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] to finish using a computer program exit (from something) To exit from this page, press the return key. exit something I exited the database and switched off the computer. See related entries: Computer software
  3. 3[intransitive] exit… used in the instructions printed in a play to say that an actor must leave the stage Exit Macbeth.
  4. compare exeunt
    Word Origin mid 16th cent. (as a stage direction): from Latin exit ‘he or she goes out’, third person singular present tense of exire, from ex- ‘out’ + ire ‘go’. The noun (late 16th cent.) is from Latin exitus ‘going out’, from the verb exire, and the other verb uses (early 17th cent.) derive from it.Extra examples Exit Hamlet Exit the motorway at junction 23. One of the intruders must have exited through a side door. Passengers exited the aircraft through the rear door. The applause continued as the band exited the stage. The bullet entered his chest and exited through his back.
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