An exit. P. T. Barnum, a notorious trickster, posted signs in his circus saying "This way to Egress", thereby tricking his customers into leaving the midway and then making them pay full admission for reentry into the circus.

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.

Embarred from all egress and regress. Holland.

Gates of burning adamant, Barred over us, prohibit all egress. Milton.

2. Astron.

The passing off from the sun's disk of an inferior planet, in a transit.

 

© Webster 1913.


E*gress" (?), v. i.

To go out; to depart; to leave.

 

© Webster 1913.

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