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Meaning of EGRESS

Pronunciation:  [n]'eegres, [v]i'gres, 'eegres

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of coming (or going) out; becoming apparent
  2. [n]  the becoming visible; "not a day's difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins"
  3. [n]  (astronomy) the reappearance of a celestial body after an eclipse
  4. [v]  come out of; "Water issued from the hole in the wall"; "The words seemed to come out by themselves"

EGRESS is a 6 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: come forth, come out, egression, emerge, emergence, emergence, emersion, go forth, issue, issue
 Antonyms: immersion, ingress
 See Also: all out, beginning, debouch, deed, dissilience, eclipse, effort, emanation, emission, eruption, escape, exploit, fall, feat, leak, occultation, pop out, radiate, reappearance, surfacing



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \E"gress\, n. [L. egressus, fr. egredi to go out; e out +
    gradi to go. See {Grade}.]
    1. The act of going out or leaving, or the power to leave;
             Embarred from all egress and regress. --Holland.
             Gates of burning adamant, Barred over us, prohibit
             all egress.                           --Milton.
    2. (Astron.) The passing off from the sun's disk of an
       inferior planet, in a transit.
  2. \E*gress"\, v. i.
    To go out; to depart; to leave.
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