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1. The act of coming or going out; emergence.
2. The right to leave or go out: denied the refugees egress.
3. A path or opening for going out; an exit.
4. Astronomy The emergence of a celestial body from eclipse or occultation.
intr.v. e·gressed, e·gress·ing, e·gress·es
To go out; emerge.

[Latin ēgressus, from past participle of ēgredī, to go out : ē-, ex-, ex- + gradī, to go; see ghredh- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. Also called: egression the act of going or coming out; emergence
2. a way out, such as a path; exit
3. the right or permission to go out or depart
4. (Astronomy) astronomy another name for emersion2
vb (intr)
to go forth; issue
[C16: from Latin ēgredī to come forth, depart, from gradī to move, step]
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(n. ˈi grɛs; v. ɪˈgrɛs)

1. the act of going out or leaving.
2. the right to go out.
3. a means or place of going out; exit.
4. the emergence of a heavenly body from an eclipse, transit, etc.
5. to go out; emerge.
[1530–40; < Latin ēgressus going out, escape; compare grade]
e•gres′sion, n.
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Past participle: egressed
Gerund: egressing

I egress
you egress
he/she/it egresses
we egress
you egress
they egress
I egressed
you egressed
he/she/it egressed
we egressed
you egressed
they egressed
Present Continuous
I am egressing
you are egressing
he/she/it is egressing
we are egressing
you are egressing
they are egressing
Present Perfect
I have egressed
you have egressed
he/she/it has egressed
we have egressed
you have egressed
they have egressed
Past Continuous
I was egressing
you were egressing
he/she/it was egressing
we were egressing
you were egressing
they were egressing
Past Perfect
I had egressed
you had egressed
he/she/it had egressed
we had egressed
you had egressed
they had egressed
I will egress
you will egress
he/she/it will egress
we will egress
you will egress
they will egress
Future Perfect
I will have egressed
you will have egressed
he/she/it will have egressed
we will have egressed
you will have egressed
they will have egressed
Future Continuous
I will be egressing
you will be egressing
he/she/it will be egressing
we will be egressing
you will be egressing
they will be egressing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been egressing
you have been egressing
he/she/it has been egressing
we have been egressing
you have been egressing
they have been egressing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been egressing
you will have been egressing
he/she/it will have been egressing
we will have been egressing
you will have been egressing
they will have been egressing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been egressing
you had been egressing
he/she/it had been egressing
we had been egressing
you had been egressing
they had been egressing
I would egress
you would egress
he/she/it would egress
we would egress
you would egress
they would egress
Past Conditional
I would have egressed
you would have egressed
he/she/it would have egressed
we would have egressed
you would have egressed
they would have egressed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.egress - (astronomy) the reappearance of a celestial body after an eclipse
astronomy, uranology - the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
reappearance - the event of something appearing again; "the reappearance of Halley's comet"
eclipse, occultation - one celestial body obscures another
ingress, immersion - (astronomy) the disappearance of a celestial body prior to an eclipse
2.egress - the becoming visible; "not a day's difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins"
beginning - the event consisting of the start of something; "the beginning of the war"
eruption - the emergence of a tooth as it breaks through the gum
dissilience - the emergence of seeds as seed pods burst open when they are ripe
3.egress - the act of coming (or going) out; becoming apparent
human action, human activity, act, deed - something that people do or cause to happen
surfacing - emerging to the surface and becoming apparent
emission, emanation - the act of emitting; causing to flow forth
Verb1.egress - come out of; "Water issued from the hole in the wall"; "The words seemed to come out by themselves"
pop out - come out suddenly or forcefully; "you stick a bill in the vending machine and the change pops out"
radiate - issue or emerge in rays or waves; "Heat radiated from the metal box"
leak - enter or escape as through a hole or crack or fissure; "Water leaked out of the can into the backpack"; "Gas leaked into the basement"
escape - issue or leak, as from a small opening; "Gas escaped into the bedroom"
fall - come out; issue; "silly phrases fell from her mouth"
debouch - pass out or emerge; especially of rivers; "The tributary debouched into the big river"
fall out, come out - come off; "His hair and teeth fell out"
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The act of leaving:
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[ˈiːgres] N (frm) → salida f
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References in classic literature ?
Surprised, leader-less, attacked in front by invisible foes, and finding egress cut off by the Convicts behind them, they at once -- after their manner -- lost all presence of mind, and raised the cry of "treachery".
He found himself in a very small hall, from which there was no egress save through yet another door, through which he passed and stepped into a large but singularly bare-looking apartment.
They are puzzled, too, by the seeming impossibility of reconciling the voices heard in contention, with the facts that no one was discovered up stairs but the assassinated Mademoiselle L'Espanaye, and that there were no means of egress without the notice of the party ascending.
As the Indians had represented, they were now in a natural fastness of the mountains, the ingress and egress of which was by a deep gorge, so narrow, rugged, and difficult as to prevent secret approach or rapid retreat, and to admit of easy defence.
The smoke disappeared under the stones, and had to seek its own egress. In an immense caldron soup was boiling; and rabbits and hares were being roasted on a spit.
Sabin from his seat behind a gigantic palm watched her egress from the supper-room with a little group of friends.
Gliding away together when this task was accomplished, and passing several groups of men, each gathered round a stooping figure to hide him from those who passed, but unable to repress the clanking sound of hammers, which told that they too were busy at the same work,--the two fugitives made towards Clerkenwell, and passing thence to Islington, as the nearest point of egress, were quickly in the fields.
At any rate, though I afterwards charitably held my mouth open for at least five minutes, with a view of affording egress to the stragglers, none of them ever availed themselves of the opportunity.
They resolved to leave means neither of ingress nor egress to the sudden impulses of despair or of frenzy from within.
Again, for miles along the shores, handsome country seats, surrounded by gardens and groves, sit fairly in the water, sometimes in nooks carved by Nature out of the vine-hung precipices, and with no ingress or egress save by boats.
Striking a match, he explored his surroundings, finding that a little compartment had been partitioned off from the main hold, with the hatch above his head the only means of ingress or egress. It was evident that the room had been prepared for the very purpose of serving as a cell for himself.
Bowen Tyler's manuscript had made it perfectly evident to all that the subterranean outlet of the Caspakian River was the only means of ingress or egress to the crater world beyond the impregnable cliffs.