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Definition of "egress" []

  • The act of coming or going out; emergence. (noun)
  • The right to leave or go out: denied the refugees egress. (noun)
  • A path or opening for going out; an exit. (noun)
  • Astronomy The emergence of a celestial body from eclipse or occultation. (noun)
  • To go out; emerge. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "egress" in a sentence
  • "She said that she and her colleague has a responsibility to customers to allow them easy ingress and egress from the station."
  • "The NYPD also agreed to adopt written policies that ensure those lawfully exercising their First Amendment rights can gain access to protest areas, have adequate means of ingress and egress from the areas set aside for the protest, and that police provide adequate warning and an opportunity to disperse prior to using the Mounted Unit for crowd control."
  • "From Leonardo's point of view, however, the eyes were window - (or velo -) like because they provided the soul with two means of egress from the body, not because they permitted others to see into oneself."