To exit is to go out of or leave a place. When an actor exits, he moves off the stage and out of sight of the audience.

You can literally exit a room or a building, or exit in a more figurative way: "She decided to exit politics after two terms as Senator." The door or passage through which you exit can also be called an exit, like the emergency exit on a train or airplane. The stage direction, as in "exit, stage left," is the original English use of the word, from the Latin exitus, "a leaving, a going out."

Definitions of exit
  1. verb
    move out of or depart from
    synonyms: get out, go out, leave
    go away, go forth, leave
    go away from a place
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    come in, enter, get in, get into, go in, go into, move into
    to come or go into
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    depart, go, go away
    move away from a place into another direction
    pop out
    exit briefly
    file out
    march out, in a file
    get off, hop out
    get out of quickly
    fall out
    leave (a barracks) in order to take a place in a military formation, or leave a military formation
    get off
    leave a vehicle, aircraft, etc.
    step out
    go outside a room or building for a short period of time
    leave an aircraft rapidly, using an ejection seat or capsule
    move out of a dock
    log off, log out
    exit a computer
    blow, shove along, shove off
    leave; informal or rude
    leave a train
    get off an airplane
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    move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
  2. noun
    an opening that permits escape or release
    synonyms: issue, outlet, way out
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    the outlet of a river or drain or other source of water
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    a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made
  3. noun
    the act of going out
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    departure, going, going away, leaving
    the act of departing
  4. noun
    euphemistic expressions for death
    synonyms: departure, expiration, going, loss, passing, release
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    death, decease, demise, expiry
    the event of dying or departure from life
  5. verb
    pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
    synonyms: buy the farm, cash in one's chips, choke, conk, croak, decease, die, drop dead, expire, give-up the ghost, go, kick the bucket, pass, pass away, perish, pop off, snuff it
    break, break down, conk out, die, fail, give out, give way, go, go bad
    stop operating or functioning
    suffer or face the pain of death
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    be born
    come into existence through birth
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    cease development, die, and be aborted
    asphyxiate, stifle, suffocate
    be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen
    buy it, pip out
    be killed or die;
    die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating
    die before; die earlier than
    famish, starve
    die of food deprivation
    die, as in battle or in a hunt
    succumb, yield
    be fatally overwhelmed
    die from strangulation
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    change state, turn
    undergo a transformation or a change of position or action
  6. verb
    lose the lead
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    participate in games or sport
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