exit vs leave what difference

what is difference between exit and leave

English

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɛksɪt/, /ˈɛɡzɪt/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɛɡzət/, /ˈɛksət/
  • Rhymes: -ɛksɪt
  • Hyphenation: ex‧it

Etymology 1

The noun is derived from Latin exitus (departure, going out; way by which one may go out, egress; (figuratively) conclusion, termination; (figuratively) death; income, revenue), from exeō (to depart, exit; to avoid, evade; (figuratively) to escape; of time: to expire, run out) + -tus (suffix forming action nouns from verbs). Exeō is derived from ex- (prefix meaning ‘out, away’) + (to go) (ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ey- (to go)). The English word is cognate with Italian esito, Portuguese êxito, Spanish éxito. Doublet of ejido.

The verb is derived from the noun.

Noun

exit (plural exits)

  1. An act of going out or going away, or leaving; a departure.
    Synonyms: egress, outgoing
    Antonyms: entrance, entry, ingoing, ingress
    1. (specifically, drama) The action of an actor leaving a scene or the stage.
  2. A way out.
    1. An opening or passage through which one can go from inside a place (such as a building, a room, or a vehicle) to the outside; an egress.
      Synonyms: outgang, outway
      Antonyms: entrance, entranceway, entry, (archaic, rare) entryway, ingang, ingress, portal
    2. (road transport) A minor road (such as a ramp or slip road) which is used to leave a major road (such as an expressway, highway, or motorway).
  3. (figuratively, often euphemistic) The act of departing from life; death.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:death
Derived terms
Related terms
  • exits (income, returns, revenue) (historical)
  • issue
Translations

Verb

exit (third-person singular simple present exits, present participle exiting, simple past and past participle exited)

  1. (intransitive) To go out or go away from a place or situation; to depart, to leave.
    Antonyms: arrive, come, enter, ingress
    1. (theater) To leave a scene or depart from a stage.
      Desdemona exits stage left.
  2. (intransitive, often euphemistic) To depart from life; to die.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:die
  3. (transitive, intransitive, computing) To end or terminate (a program, subroutine, etc.)
  4. (transitive, originally US, also figuratively) To depart from or leave (a place or situation).
    Antonym: enter
    1. (transitive, specifically) To alight or disembark from a vehicle.
  5. (bridge, intransitive) To give up the lead.
    • 2014, D. K. Acharya, Standard Methods of Contract Bridge Complete (page 173)
      West now plays a low club to the J and Q. North exits in a trump.
Derived terms
  • exiter
  • exiting (noun)
Related terms
  • exeunt
Translations

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Latin exit, the third-person singular present active indicative of exeō (to depart, exit; to avoid, evade; (figuratively) to escape; of time: to expire, run out); see further at etymology 1 above.

Verb

exit

  1. (intransitive, drama, also figuratively) Used as a stage direction for an actor: to leave the scene or stage.
    Synonym: exeat
Derived terms
  • exit stage left
Related terms
  • exeunt
Translations

References

Further reading

  • exit (disambiguation) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Latin

Etymology

From exeō (exit, go out), from ē (out) + (go).

Verb

exit

  1. third-person singular present active indicative of exeō

Related terms

  • exeunt

Descendants

  • English: exit (used as a stage direction for an actor: to leave the scene or stage)


English

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /liːv/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /liv/
  • Rhymes: -iːv

Etymology 1

From Middle English leven, from Old English lǣfan (to leave), from Proto-Germanic *laibijaną (to let stay, leave), causative of *lībaną (to stay, remain), from Proto-Indo-European *leyp- (to stick; fat). Cognate with Old Frisian lēva (to leave), Old Saxon lēvian, Old High German leiban (to leave), Old Norse leifa (to leave over) (whence Icelandic leifa (to leave food uneaten)), lifna (to be left) (whence Danish levne). More at lave, belive.

Verb

leave (third-person singular simple present leaves, present participle leaving, simple past and past participle left)

  1. To have a consequence or remnant.
    1. (transitive) To cause or allow (something) to remain as available; to refrain from taking (something) away; to stop short of consuming or otherwise depleting (something) entirely.
    2. (transitive or intransitive, copulative) To cause, to result in.
    3. (transitive) To put; to place; to deposit; to deliver, with a sense of withdrawing oneself.
  2. To depart; to separate from.
    1. To let be or do without interference.
    2. (transitive) To depart from; to end one’s connection or affiliation with.
    3. (transitive) To end one’s membership in (a group); to terminate one’s affiliation with (an organization); to stop participating in (a project).
      • 2018, The Independent, “Brexit: Theresa May ‘not bluffing’ in threat to leave EU without a deal, Tory minister Liam Fox says”
        If we were to leave, the economic impact on a number of European countries would be severe.
    4. (intransitive) To depart; to go away from a certain place or state.
  3. To transfer something.
    1. (transitive) To transfer possession of after death.
    2. (transitive) To give (something) to someone; to deliver (something) to a repository; to deposit.
    3. (transitive) To transfer responsibility or attention of (something) (to someone); to stop being concerned with.
  4. (intransitive, obsolete) To remain (behind); to stay.
  5. (transitive, archaic) To stop, desist from; to “leave off” (+ noun / gerund).
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Luke V:
      When he had leeft speakynge, he sayde vnto Simon: Cary vs into the depe, and lett slippe thy nette to make a draught.
    • 1716 Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, The Basset-Table. An Eclogue.[1]
      Now leave Complaining, and begin your Tea.
Conjugation
Synonyms
  • (to end one’s connection with): depart, forget, leave behind
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

Formed in English by conversion (anthimeria) of the transitive verb leave (cause or allow to remain available). Attested since the 19th century, with earliest references to billiards.

Noun

leave (plural leaves)

  1. (cricket) The action of the batsman not attempting to play at the ball.
  2. (billiards) The arrangement of balls in play that remains after a shot is made (which determines whether the next shooter — who may be either the same player, or an opponent — has good options, or only poor ones).

Etymology 3

From Middle English leve, from Old English lēaf (permission, privilege), from Proto-Germanic *laubō, *laubą (permission, privilege, favour, worth), from Proto-Indo-European *lewbʰ- (to love, hold dear). Cognate with obsolete German Laube (permission), Swedish lov (permission), Icelandic leyfi (permission). Related to Dutch verlof, German Erlaubnis. See also love.

Noun

leave (countable and uncountable, plural leaves)

  1. Permission to be absent; time away from one’s work.
    Synonyms: annual leave, holiday; see also Thesaurus:vacation
  2. (dated or law) Permission.
    Synonyms: authorisation, consent
  3. (dated) Farewell, departure.
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 4

From Middle English leven, from Old English līefan (to allow, grant, concede; believe, trust, confide in), from Proto-Germanic *laubijaną (to allow, praise), from Proto-Indo-European *lewbʰ- (to love, hold dear). Cognate with German lauben (to allow, believe), Icelandic leyfa (to allow).

Verb

leave (third-person singular simple present leaves, present participle leaving, simple past and past participle leaved or left)

  1. (transitive) To give leave to; allow; permit; let; grant.

Etymology 5

From Middle English leven, from lef (leaf). More at leaf.

Verb

leave (third-person singular simple present leaves, present participle leaving, simple past and past participle leaved)

  1. (intransitive, rare) To produce leaves or foliage.
    • 1868, Edward Fitzgerald, The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, 2nd edition:
      Each Morn a thousand Roses brings, you say:
      Yes, but where leaves the Rose of Yesterday?
Synonyms
  • leaf (verb)
Translations

Etymology 6

From French lever. Compare levy. Compare also Middle English leve, a variant of levy that may have been monosyllabic.

Verb

leave (third-person singular simple present leaves, present participle leaving, simple past and past participle leaved)

  1. (obsolete) To raise; to levy.

References

  • leave in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • leave in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Anagrams

  • Veale, veale

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