Complete Definition of "egress"

was wotd|2006|August|8
English

Etymology 1
From L. egressus|ēgressus > ex- + gressus

Pronunciation
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audio|En-us-egress.ogg|audio (US)

Noun
en-noun|es

  1. An exit or way out

#* The window provides an egress in the event of an emergency.

  1. The process of exiting or leave|leaving.
Quotations
timeline|
1600s=1657|
1700s=1778|
1800s=1874 1884 1888|
1900s=1939|
2000s=2004

1657 - Edward Heart, w:Flushing Remonstrance|The Flushing Remonstrance - December 27, 1657
1778 — w:Thomas Jefferson|Thomas Jefferson, s:Letter to David Rittenhouse - July 19, 1778|Letter to David Rittenhouse
1874 — w:Thomas Hardy|Thomas Hardy, s:Far from the Madding Crowd|Far from the Madding Crowd, Ch XVI
1884 — w:Edwin Abbott Abbott|Edwin Abbott Abbott, s:Flatland|Flatland, A Romance of Many Dimensions
1888 — w:Horatio Alger|Horatio Alger, s:The Errand Boy|The Errand Boy, Ch XXXIII
1939 — w:H. P. Lovecraft|H. P. Lovecraft, s:The Evil Clergyman|The Evil Clergyman
2004 — w:Terry Pratchett|Terry Pratchett, w:A_Hat_Full_of_Sky|A Hat Full of Sky

Translations

Chinese: 可出去的 (kě chūqù de)
French: t+|fr|sortie
Kurdish: t|ku|derketin f, t|ku|dergeh f
Romanian: iesire
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Polish: t-|pl|wyjście|n
Russian: выход (výkhod) m
Spanish: t-|es|salida|f

Etymology 2
From L. egressum, past participle egredi.

Verb
en-verb|egress|es

  1. intransitive To exit or leave; to go or come out.

Related terms
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