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exit

ex·it

exit

 
 
pronunciation:
eIg ziht [or] ek siht
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a way out.
 
synonyms:
egress
antonyms:
entrance, entranceway, entry, entryway
similar words:
door, doorway, escape, fire escape, gate, way
definition 2: the act of going out; departure.
synonyms:
departure, egress, going, leave, leaving
antonyms:
advent, arrival, entrance, entry
similar words:
escape, exodus, passage
definition 3: in theater, the departure of an actor from the stage.
antonyms:
entrance
similar words:
departure
definition 4: one of the designated places where vehicles can leave an expressway or other major road.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: exited, exiting, exits
definition 1: to go out; depart.
synonyms:
depart, go, leave, split
antonyms:
arrive, enter
similar words:
issue, retreat, withdraw
definition 2: as a direction in a theater or film script, to leave the stage or scene (usu. prec. or fol. by the character's name).
antonyms:
enter
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to go out from; leave.
The crowd slowly exited the theater.
synonyms:
depart, leave, quit
antonyms:
enter
similar words:
vacate, withdraw from
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The word exit contains the following parts:
ex- Latin prefix that means out, out of, away from
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The prefix ex- was a Latin preposition and prefix and occurs in English in Latin loanwords, such as exit and expel . It has multiple forms, as the 'x' sound in ex- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See its assimilated forms e-, ef-, and es-. ex- is also used in the formation of English words such as "ex-partner," where it means "formerly having the status of."
synonyms:
extr-, extra-, exter-
 
it, itiner Latin root that means journey, road
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