Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “exit”

exit

noun [C]  /ˈek·sɪt, ˈeɡ·zɪt/ us  
the door through which you might leave a room, building, or large vehicle, or a place on a main road where a vehicle can leave it by taking a smaller road: In case of fire, use the emergency exit next to the elevator. Stay on the freeway until you get to the Ventura exit. An exit is also the act of leaving a place, esp. a public place such as the stage of a theater: She made her exit to rapturous applause.

exit

verb [I/T]  /ˈek·sɪt, ˈeɡ·zɪt/ us  
to leave a room, building, or large vehicle, or to leave a main road: [I/T] Please exit (the theater) by the side doors. If you exit a computer or computer program, you stop using it.
(Definition of exit from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of exit?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “exit” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

mutant

an organism that is different from others of its type because of a permanent change in its genes

Word of the Day

What’s that lovely smell?

by Kate Woodford,
October 29, 2014
As adult humans, we can distinguish about 10,000 different smells. It’s no wonder, then, that we have so many words and expressions to describe them. This week we’re taking a look at those smell words – words that describe good smells and words that describe bad smells. Most smell words are either

Read More 

high-frequency trading noun

October 27, 2014
a type of stock market trading that uses very complex technology to trade extremely quickly, often making tiny profits which nevertheless add up to substantial sums Lewis’s book, Flash Boys, is driving a huge amount of attention toward the topic of high frequency trading, and it has rekindled some of

Read More