Definition of Egress

1. Noun. (astronomy) the reappearance of a celestial body after an eclipse.

Exact synonyms: Emersion
Category relationships: Astronomy, Uranology
Generic synonyms: Reappearance
Group relationships: Eclipse, Occultation
Antonyms: Ingress, Immersion

2. Verb. Come out of. "The words seemed to come out by themselves"
Exact synonyms: Come Forth, Come Out, Emerge, Go Forth, Issue
Specialized synonyms: Pop Out, Radiate, Leak, Escape, Fall, Debouch, Come Out, Fall Out
Derivative terms: Egression, Emersion, Issue

3. Noun. The becoming visible. "Not a day's difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins"
Exact synonyms: Emergence, Issue
Generic synonyms: Beginning
Specialized synonyms: Eruption, Dissilience
Derivative terms: Emerge

4. Noun. The act of coming (or going) out; becoming apparent.
Exact synonyms: Egression, Emergence
Generic synonyms: Act, Deed, Human Action, Human Activity
Specialized synonyms: Surfacing, Emanation, Emission
Derivative terms: Emerge

Definition of Egress

1. n. The act of going out or leaving, or the power to leave; departure.

2. v. i. To go out; to depart; to leave.

Definition of Egress

1. Noun. An exit or way out ¹

2. Noun. The process of exiting or leaving. ¹

3. Noun. (astronomy) The end of the apparent transit of a small astronomical body over the disk of a larger one. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To exit or leave; to go or come out. ¹

¹ Source:

Definition of Egress

1. to go out [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Medical Definition of Egress

1. 1. The act of going out or leaving, or the power to leave; departure. "Embarred from all egress and regress." (Holland) "Gates of burning adamant, Barred over us, prohibit all egress." (Milton) 2. The passing off from the sun's disk of an inferior planet, in a transit. Origin: L. Egressus, fr. Egredi to go out; e out + gradi to go. See Grade. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Egress

egress (current term)

Literary usage of Egress

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Law and Practice of Marine Insurance: Deduced from a Critical by John Duer (1845)
"Violation of a blockade by egress—An egress in ballast, when permitted—$ 53. ... egress with a cargo, when permitted—$ 55. Vessel may return with her ..."

2. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1878)
"Similarly at the egress, the first appearance of a fine line or faint shadow is called o, this becoming definite, or a " brown haze " appearing, ..."

3. The Law of Nations Considered as Independent Political Communities: On the by Travers Twiss (1875)
"... construction of Licenses — Breach of blockade by egressegress lawful in certain cases — Duration of delictum after egress — Effect of fraud in egress ..."

4. Elements of International Law and Laws of War by Henry Wager Halleck (1874)
"Violation of blockade by egress. As a general rule the egress of a ship, ... When egress is allowed. There are a number of cases in which the egress of the ..."

5. International Law; Or, Rules Regulating the Intercourse of States in Peace by Henry Wager Halleck (1861)
"There are a number of cases in which the egress of the neutral vessel, during a blockade, is justified or excused: First, If the ship is proved to have been ..."

6. Farm Contracts Between Landlord and Tenant by William Collett Tichenor (1916)
"Ingress and egress—Regress. The right of ingress and egress is the right to go in and ... At common law a landlord has a right of ingress and egress for any ..."

7. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1904)
"... or that either of them or their heirs or assigns may jointly or severally select, together with right of way for ingress and egress to and from same. ..."

8. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1906)
"There are a few cases of egress which are, according to British and most other States' practice, not considered breaches of blockade outwards.10 Thus, ..."

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