AskDefine | Define egress

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1 (astronomy) the reappearance of a celestial body after an eclipse [syn: emersion] [ant: ingress, ingress]
2 the becoming visible; "not a day's difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins" [syn: emergence, issue]
3 the act of coming (or going) out; becoming apparent [syn: egression, emergence] v : come out of; "Water issued from the hole in the wall"; "The words seemed to come out by themselves" [syn: issue, emerge, come out, come forth, go forth]

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Etymology 1

From egressus, from ex- + gressus


rfc-level check placement of Pronunciation
  • /ˈigrɛs/


  1. An exit or way out
    • The window provides an egress in the event of an emergency.
  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.
  • Chinese: 可出去的 (kě chūqù de)
  • French: sortie
  • Kurdish: derketin, dergeh
  • Romanian: iesire
  • Polish: wyjście
  • Russian: выход
  • Spanish: salida

Etymology 2

  • From egressum, past participle egredi.


  • /ɪˈgrɛs/


  1. To exit or leave; to go or come out.
Related terms

Extensive Definition

Egress may refer to:
  • Egress (law), the right of a person to leave a property in property law
  • Egress (signal leakage), the passage of signal intended to remain within a coaxial cable into the outside world

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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