Sunday, October 4, 2009

Egress your way out of here

Move along: On Friday, I covered a high-school football game, and the announcer (obviously also a teacher) proudly kept using the word egress. He was using it to mean going from one place to another. I had heard of it, but I had to look it up to be sure of the meaning.
egress n.

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.
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