exit vs passing what difference

what is difference between exit and passing

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

Etymology

From pass +‎ -ing.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɑːsɪŋ/

Verb

passing

  1. present participle of pass

Descendants

  • Japanese: パッシング (passhingu)

Adjective

passing (comparative more passing, superlative most passing)

  1. That passes away; ephemeral. [from 14th c.]
    • 1814, Lord Byron, Lara, I.15:
      And solace sought he none from priest nor leech, / And soon the same in movement and in speech / As heretofore he fill’d the passing hours []
    • 2010, Marianne Kirby, The Guardian, 21 Sep 2010:
      It might be possible to dismiss #dittowatch as just another passing internet fancy. After all, hashtags are ephemeral.
  2. (now rare, literary) Pre-eminent, excellent, extreme. [from 14th c.]
    • 1835, Washington Irving, The Crayon Miscellany:
      It was by dint of passing strength, / That he moved the massy stone at length.
    • 1847, Robert Holmes, The Case of Ireland Stated:
      That parliament was destined, in one short hour of convulsive strength, in one short hour of passing glory, to humble the pride and alarm the fears of England.
  3. Vague, cursory. [from 18th c.]
    • 2011, Stewart J Lawrence, The Guardian, 14 Jun 2011:
      Ardent pro-lifer Rick Santorum made one passing reference to “authenticity” as a litmus test for a conservative candidate, but if he was obliquely referring to Romney (and he was), you could be excused for missing the dig.
  4. Going past.

Translations

Adverb

passing (not comparable)

  1. (literary or archaic) Surpassingly, greatly. [from 14th c.]
    • 2010 October 30, Simon Hattenstone, The Guardian:
      I find it passing strange that convicts understand honest folk, but honest folk don’t understand convicts.

Usage notes

  • This use is sometimes misconstrued as meaning “vaguely” or “slightly” (perhaps by confusion with such phrases as “passing fancy”, under Adjective, above), leading to formations such as “more than passing clever” etc.

Translations

Noun

passing (countable and uncountable, plural passings)

  1. Death, dying; the end of something. [from 14th c.]
  2. The fact of going past; a movement from one place to another or a change from one state to another. [from 14th c.]
    • 1913, Oliver Onions, The Story of Louie
      And since he did not see Louie by the folding door, Louie knew that in his former passings and repassings he could not have seen her either.
  3. (law) The act of approving a bill etc. [from 15th c.]
  4. (sports) The act of passing a ball etc. to another player. [from 19th c.]
  5. A form of juggling where several people pass props between each other, usually clubs or rings.
  6. (sociology) The ability of a person to be regarded as a member of an identity group or category different from their own.
    Coordinate term: pass
    • 1963, Erving Goffman, ‘Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity’ , Ch.2 at p.57, 58 (page numbers per the Pelican Books 1976 reprint)
      When there is a discrepancy between an individual’s actual social identity and his virtual one, it is possible for this fact to be known to us before we normals contact him, or to be quite evident when he presents himself before us. He is a discredited person, and it is mainly he I have been dealing with until now.
      […] However, when his differentness is not immediately apparent, and is not known beforehand, […] he is a discreditable, not a discredited person […]. The issue is […] that of managing information about his failing. To display or not to display; to tell or not to tell; to let on or not to let on; to lie or not to lie; and in each case, to whom, how, when, and where.
      […] It is this second general issue, the management of undisclosed discrediting information about self, that I am focusing on in these notes – in brief, ‘passing’.

Translations


French

Etymology

From English passing.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɑ.siŋ/

Noun

passing m (uncountable)

  1. (juggling) passing
    Le passing, ou comment jongler à plusieurs. (www.multiloisirs.com)

Further reading

  • “passing” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

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