• enPR: ēʹgrĕs, IPA: /ˈiːɡɹɛs/


  1. An exit or way out.
    The window provides an egress in the event of an emergency.
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book 2”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:
      Gates of burning adamant, / Barred over us, prohibit all egress.
    • Right this way to the Egress!
    • 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter I, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314 ↗, page 0045 ↗:
      Serene, smiling, enigmatic, she faced him with no fear whatever showing in her dark eyes. […] She put back a truant curl from her forehead where it had sought egress to the world, and looked him full in the face now, drawing a deep breath which caused the round of her bosom to lift the lace at her throat.
  2. The process of exiting or leaving.
  3. (astronomy) The end of the apparent transit of a small astronomical body over the disk of a larger one.
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  • enPR: ĭ-grĕsʹ, IPA: /ɪˈɡɹɛs/

egress (egresses, present participle egressing; past and past participle egressed)

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