Exile meaning

ĕgzīl, ĕksīl
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.

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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.

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To send into exile; banish.

The royal family was exiled after the uprising.

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A prolonged living away from one's country, community, etc., usually enforced; banishment, sometimes self-imposed.
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A person in exile.
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The span of time in exile.
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To force (someone) to leave his or her own country, community, etc.; banish.
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The state of being banished from one's home or country.

He lived in exile.

They chose exile rather than assimilation.

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One who lives away from one's native country, whether because of expulsion or voluntary absence.
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Someone who is banished from one's home or country.

She lived as an exile.

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To send into exile.
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in exile
  • banished
  • taking refuge
    A government in exile.
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the Exile
  • the period in the 6th cent. b.c. during which the Jews were held captive in Babylonia
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

in exile
the Exile

Origin of exile

  • Middle English exil from Old French from Latin exilium from exul, exsul exiled person, wanderer

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English exil, from Old French essil, exil, from Latin exsilium, exilium (“state of exile”), derived from exsul, exul (“exiled person”).

    From Wiktionary