- Exile is defined as being away or restricted from coming to a certain place, usually as a result of a punishment.
- An example of exile is when a person is barred from coming back to his country because of crimes committed.
- An example of exile is when you are sent to your room to be by yourself.
- The definition of exile is to send someone away or ban him from coming to his country.
An example of exile is when you send your child to his room or exile him to his room for being bad.
exile definition by Webster's New World
- a prolonged living away from one's country, community, etc., usually enforced; banishment, sometimes self-imposed
- a person in exile
- the span of time in exile
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old French exil ; from Classical Latin exilium ; from exul, an exile, one banished ; from ex-, out plush Indo-European base an unverified form al-, to wander aimlessly from source Classical Greek alaomai, I wander, am banished
exile definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. Enforced removal from one's native country.b. Self-imposed absence from one's country.
- The condition or a period of living away from one's native country.
- One who lives away from one's native country, whether because of expulsion or voluntary absence.
Origin: Middle English exil, from Old French, from Latin exilium, from exul, exsul, exiled person, wanderer.
- ex·ilˈic , ex·ilˈian adjective
exile - Phrases/Idioms
- taking refuge a government in exile