1. (astronomy) the reappearance of a celestial body after an eclipse
  2. the becoming visible; “not a day’s difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins”
  3. the act of coming (or going) out; becoming apparent


  1. come out of; “Water issued from the hole in the wall”; “The words seemed to come out by themselves”
  1. the action of going out of or leaving a place direct means of access and egress for passengers

a way out a narrow egress

Law Us the right or freedom to come out or go out.

Astronomy • another term for emersion


  1. Military Us go out of or leave (a place) they'd egress the area by heading southwest


mid 16th century: from Latin egressus ‘gone out’, from the verb egredi, from ex- ‘out’ + gradi ‘to step’



  1. the egress from the gallery was blocked

Similar Words: exit way out out door escape route outlet vent

Opposites: entrance

  1. a means of egress for the crowds

Similar Words: departure leaving exit withdrawal retreat pull-out exodus issue emergence flowing out escape emanation debouchment vacation of a place

Opposites: entry