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Meaning of exit

ex•it

Pronunciation: (eg'zit, ek'sit), [key]
— n.
  1. a way or passage out: Please leave the theater by the nearest exit.
  2. any of the marked ramps or spurs providing egress from a highway: Take the second exit after the bridge for the downtown shopping district.
  3. a going out or away; departure: to make one's exit.
  4. a departure of an actor from the stage as part of the action of a play.
  5. Also calleda card that enables a player to relinquish the lead when having it is a disadvantage.
—v.i.
  1. to go out; leave.
  2. to play an exit card.
—v.t.
  1. to leave; depart from: Sign out before you exit the building.

ex•it

Pronunciation: (eg'zit, ek'sit), [key]
— v.i.
  1. (he or she) goes offstage (used as a stage direction, often preceding the name of the character): Exit Falstaff.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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