|Origin:||exitus, from the past participle of exire 'to go out'|
a door or space through which you can leave a public room, building etc:
We made for the nearest exit.
an exit door
Two men were blocking her exit.
emergency/fire exit (=a special door used only when there is a fire etc)
2 [usually singular]
when you leave a room or building:
They made a quick exit when they saw the police approaching.
a place where vehicles can leave a road such as a motorway, and join another road:
Take the next exit for Lynchburg.
4 [usually singular]
when someone stops being involved in a competition or business, especially because they have not been successful [= departure]:
France's early exit from the World Cup