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[noun ee-gres; verb ih-gres] /noun ˈi grɛs; verb ɪˈgrɛs/

the act or an instance of going, especially from an enclosed place.
a means or place of going out; an exit.
the right or permission to go out.
Astronomy. (def 1).
verb (used without object)
to go out; emerge.
noun (ˈiːɡrɛs)
Also called egression. the act of going or coming out; emergence
a way out, such as a path; exit
the right or permission to go out or depart
(astronomy) another name for emersion (sense 2)
verb (intransitive) (ɪˈɡrɛs)
to go forth; issue

1530s, from Latin egressus “a going out,” noun use of past participle of egredi “go out,” from ex- “out” (see ex-) + -gredi, comb. form of gradi “step, go” (see grade). Perhaps a back-formation from egression (early 15c.).


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