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egress

If you want to leave a place, you need a means of egress, or a way to exit, such as a door or window. It was a beautiful old house, but without enough ways of egress, they needed outdoor fire-stairs for reaching the upper floors.

Egress comes from a Latin word meaning "going out." An egress is basically the same thing as an exit. (Egress can also be used as a verb, "to exit," but less frequently than as a noun.) When buildings undergo inspection, one of the main safety features under review is the number and placement of doors and windows, the "means of egress," in case of fire or other emergency.

Definitions of egress
  1. noun
    the act of coming (or going) out; becoming apparent
    synonyms: egression, emergence
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    surfacing
    emerging to the surface and becoming apparent
    emanation, emission
    the act of emitting; causing to flow forth
    radiation
    the act of spreading outward from a central source
    discharge, venting
    the act of venting
    type of:
    act, deed, human action, human activity
    something that people do or cause to happen
  2. noun
    the becoming visible
    synonyms: emergence, issue
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    eruption
    the emergence of a tooth as it breaks through the gum
    dissilience
    the emergence of seeds as seed pods burst open when they are ripe
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    beginning
    the event consisting of the start of something
  3. noun
    (astronomy) the reappearance of a celestial body after an eclipse
    synonyms: emersion
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    immersion, ingress
    (astronomy) the disappearance of a celestial body prior to an eclipse
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    reappearance
    the event of something appearing again
  4. verb
    come out of
    synonyms: come forth, come out, emerge, go forth, issue
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    pop out
    come out suddenly or forcefully
    radiate
    issue or emerge in rays or waves
    leak
    enter or escape as through a hole or crack or fissure
    escape
    issue or leak, as from a small opening
    fall
    come out; issue
    debouch
    pass out or emerge; especially of rivers
    come out, fall out
    come off
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