Egress

Definition from zikkir, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Contents

English

Noun
Egress (plural Egresses)
  1. An exit or way out
    • The window provides an egress in the event of an emergency.
    • "Right this way to the Egress" as used by P.T. Barnum to hurry customers out of his side show
  2. The process of exiting or leaving.
    • 2003 International Building Code (IBC): Chapter 10 section 1001.1
      Buildings or portions thereof shall be provided with a means of egress system as required this chapter. The provisions of this chapter shall control the design, construction and arrangement of means egress components required to provide an approved means of egress from structures and portions thereof.
  3. (astronomy) The end of the apparent transit of a small astronomical body over the disk of a larger one.

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

Egress (third-person singular simple present egresses, present participle egressing, simple past and past participle egressed)

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

Synonyms

Antonyms

Thesaurus

abandonment, adit, avenue, blowhole, bow out, channel, chute, cleaning out, clearance, clearing, conduit, course, debouch, decampment, defecation, depart, departure, depletion, discharging cargo, ditch, door, drainage, draining, duct, egression, elimination, emergence, emerging, emptying, emunctory, entrance, escape, estuary, evacuation, excretion, exhaust, exhausting, exhaustion, exit, exodus, flight, floodgate, flume, get out, getaway, go out, going, hegira, ingress, leaving, loophole, make an exit, march out, off-loading, opening, out, outcome, outfall, outgate, outgo, outlet, parting, pass out, passage, passageway, passing, pore, port, removal, retirement, retreat, run out, sally port, sluice, spiracle, spout, tap, trench, trough, troughing, troughway, tunnel, unloading, vent, ventage, venthole, venting, voidance, voiding, vomitory, walk out, walkout, way, way out, weir, withdrawal

Etymology 1

From Latin ēgressus, from ex- + gressus

Pronunciation

Etymology 2

Pronunciation

Translations

The translations below need to be checked.
Personal tools
Namespaces

Variants
Actions
Navigation
Toolbox