Éxit. n.s. [exit, Latin.]
- The term set in the margin of plays to mark the time at which the player goes off the stage.
- Recess; departure; act of quitting the stage; act of quitting the theatre of life.
All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women meerly players:
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts. Shakespeare.
A regard for fame becomes a man more towards the exit than at his entrance into life. Swift.
Many of your old comrades live a short life, and make a figure at their exit. Swift.
- Passage out of any place.
In such a pervious substance as the brain, they might find an easy either entrance or exit, almost every where. Glanville.
- Way by which there is a passage out.
The fire makes its way, forcing the water forth through its ordinary exits, wells, and the outlets of rivers. Woodw.