egress 1530s, from L. egressus "a going out," lit. pp. of egredi "go out," from ex- "out" (see EX- (Cf. ex-)) + -gredi, comb. form of gradi "step, go" (see GRADE (Cf. grade)). Perhaps a back formation from egression (early 15c.).

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  • egress — 1 / ē ˌgres/ n [Medieval Latin egressus, literally, act of going out, departure, from Latin, from egredi to go out, from e out + gradi to make one s way] 1: the action or right of going or coming out 2: a place or means of going out or exiting… …   Law dictionary

  • Egress — E gress, n. [L. egressus, fr. egredi to go out; e out + gradi to go. See {Grade}.] 1. The act of going out or leaving, or the power to leave; departure. [1913 Webster] Embarred from all egress and regress. Holland. [1913 Webster] Gates of burning …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Egress — may refer to:* Egress (law), the right of a person to leave a property in property law * Egress (signal leakage), the passage of signal intended to remain within a coaxial cable into the outside worldee also* Egressive * Exit * Ingress …   Wikipedia

  • Egress — E*gress , v. i. To go out; to depart; to leave. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Egress — Egress* der; es, e <aus lat. egressus »das Herausgehen« zu 1↑ex... u. gressus »Schritt, Gang«> (veraltet) Ausgang, Austritt, das Weggehen …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • egress — [n] passage out departure, doorway, emanation, emergence, escape, exit, exiting, exodus, issue, opening, outlet, setting out, vent, way out, withdrawal; concepts 195,440 Ant. entrance …   New thesaurus

  • egress — ► NOUN formal 1) the action of going out of or leaving a place. 2) a way out. DERIVATIVES egression noun. ORIGIN from Latin egressus, from egredi go out …   English terms dictionary

  • egress — [ē gresh′ənē′gres΄] n. [L egressus < pp. of egredi, to go out < e , out + gradi, to step, go: see GRADE] 1. the act of going out or forth; emergence: also egression [ē gresh′ən] 2. the right to go out 3. a way out; exit …   English World dictionary

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  • egress — 1. noun /ˈiːɡrɛs/ a) An exit or way out Buildings or portions thereof shall be provided with a means of egress system as required this chapter. The provisions of this chapter shall control the design, construction and arrangement of means egress… …   Wiktionary

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