egress egress  /ɪ ˈɡrɛs/


  1. (n) the act of coming (or going) out; becoming apparent
  2. (v) come out of
  3. (n) (astronomy) the reappearance of a celestial body after an eclipse
  4. (n) the becoming visible

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  1. For 38 years, Israel has controlled entry and egress for every Palestinian in the territories.
  2. It was bad enough luck that one of the mounds of fabric was bunched up in front of a petal; far worse that it was the one petal that was supposed to allow the rover egress.
  3. None were allowed egress from the district except a few industrial workers with special permits.


  • Lenore Skomal: Grocery cart etiquette? Aisle go for that

    She stood about a good foot and a half from the bin of avocados, her cart another foot or so away from her. Her positioning sufficiently cart-blocked the ample produce aisle, with no egress other than backing up and reconfiguring our course through the store.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Erie Times-News


  1. "It is no longer a question of how; it is a question of when," said Montgomery County Commissioners Chairman James R. Matthews. "We need greater ingress and egress to the borough for emergency purposes. It's no longer just a matter of...
    on Aug 18, 2008 By: James R Matthews Source: Norristown Times Herald

  2. "I'm trading a building with paving, utilities, ingress and egress for a pile of dirt in the hopes this location will be superior because of what's going on around it," Baer said.
    on May 15, 2007 By: Max Baer Jr Source: The Record-Courier

  3. Mr Beck said: "My understanding is that it (the application) will be dealing with the access and egress rather than the whole plan and I believe there are still traffic issues to resolve. I would recommend, as far as this council is concerned, that...
    on Oct 18, 2009 By: Jeff Beck Source: Newbury Weekly News Group

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