V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. a formal term for the act of coming or going; 2. a formal term for the right to depart; 3. a path or exit, also formal

Synonyms: exit, escape, exodus, departure, outlet, passage

Antonyms: ingress, entry

Tips: Progress refers to going forward, regress refers to going backward, and egress refers to going out. Providing means of egress means "providing ways of exit." The term is often heard in the previous context when referring to people with disabilities and making it easier for them to egress. Egress, in its definition of coming or going, can also be referred to as egression.

Usage Examples:

The general's goal was to back the enemy into a corner where they would have no egress. (escape, exit)

Dangerous weather prevented our egress. (departure)

The fire department ensures codes are met for adequate egress in the event of a fire. (exit, escape)

With their planned egress blocked by police, the bank robbers had to find a new outlet. (outlet, passage)

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