- The definition of an exit is a departure or a place for a departure.
An example of an exit is door to use to leave a building.
- Exit is defined as to leave or go out of.
An example of to exit is to walk out of a door.
A man exits a building.
- an actor's departure from the stage
- a going out; departure
- a way out; doorway or passage leading out
Origin of exitL, 3d pers. sing., pres. indic., of exire he (or she) leaves the stage: a direction in a play script
- ☆ a ramp or road leading from an expressway
Origin of exitClassical Latin exitus, origin, originally past participle of exire, to go out ; from ex-, out + ire, to go ; from Indo-European base an unverified form ei- from source year, Sanskrit ḗmi, Gothic iddja (I went)
- to leave (a building, road, vehicle, etc.): she will exit the plane at Atlanta
- Comput. to finish using and close (a program)
- The act of going away or out.
- A passage or way out: an emergency exit in a theater; took the second exit on the throughway.
- The departure of a performer from the stage.
verbex·it·ed, ex·it·ing, ex·its
- To go out of; leave: exited the plane through a rear door.
- Computers To terminate the execution of (an application): exited the subroutine.
Origin of exitFrom Latin, third person sing. of exīre, to go out : ex-, ex- + īre, to go; see ei- in Indo-European roots. N., sense 2, from Latin exitus, from past participle of exīre.
- A way out.
- He was looking for the exit and got lost.
- A passage or gate from inside someplace to the outside, outgang.
- She stood at the exit of the house looking back and waving at those inside.
- The action of leaving.
- He made his exit at the opportune time.
(third-person singular simple present exits, present participle exiting, simple past and past participle exited)
- To go out
- To leave
Depending on the sense, from two distinct but closely related Latin roots:
- From exit (“he, she, or it goes out, departs, or exits”), the third-person singular present active indicative form of exeō (“I go out”, “I depart”, “I exit”); or,
- From exit-, the stem of exitus (“a going out”, “a departure”), the perfect passive participle of exeō.
exit - Computer Definition
(1) To get out of the current mode or quit the program. Contrast with launch.
(2) A DOS/Windows command that exits the command prompt.
(3) An instruction that terminates a script or program. The exit command may take a numeric argument to identify the reason for ending. For example, a "0" is often assigned to a normal close. Other exits are given different numbers by the programmer to identify which part of the program could no longer handle the current inputs and had to abnormally terminate.