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 for exit
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Exit \Ex"it\ [L., 3d pers. sing. pres. of exire to go out. See
     Exeunt, Issue.]
     He (or she ) goes out, or retires from view; as, exit
     Macbeth.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: The Latin words exit (he or she goes out), and exeunt (
           they go out), are used in dramatic writings to indicate
           the time of withdrawal from the stage of one or more of
           the actors.
           [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Exit \Ex"it\, n. [See 1st Exit.]
     1. The departure of a player from the stage, when he has
        performed his part.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              They have their exits and their entrances. --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Any departure; the act of quitting the stage of action or
        of life; death; as, to make one's exit.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Sighs for his exit, vulgarly called death. --Cowper.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. A way of departure; passage out of a place; egress; way
        out.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Forcing the water forth through its ordinary exits.
                                                    --Woodward.
        Exitial

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  exit
      n 1: an opening that permits escape or release; "he blocked the
           way out"; "the canyon had only one issue" [syn: exit,
           issue, outlet, way out]
      2: euphemistic expressions for death; "thousands mourned his
         passing" [syn: passing, loss, departure, exit,
         expiration, going, release]
      3: the act of going out
      v 1: move out of or depart from; "leave the room"; "the fugitive
           has left the country" [syn: exit, go out, get out,
           leave] [ant: come in, enter, get in, get into,
           go in, go into, move into]
      2: lose the lead
      3: pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and
         functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer";
         "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went
         peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of
         102" [syn: die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass
         away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's
         chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop
         dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it] [ant: be
         born]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  277 Moby Thesaurus words for "exit":
     AWOL, French leave, abandonment, absence without leave,
     absquatulation, access, adit, aisle, alley, ambulatory,
     annihilation, aperture, arcade, artery, avenue, bane, be consumed,
     be getting along, be gone, beat a retreat, beat it,
     biological death, blowhole, bolt, bow out, break out,
     break through, buzz off, cease, cease to be, cease to exist,
     cessation of life, channel, chute, clinical death, cloister,
     colonnade, come away, come forth, come out, communication, conduit,
     connection, corridor, course, covered way, crossing the bar,
     curtains, cut out, death, death knell, debouch, debt of nature,
     decampment, decease, defile, dematerialize, demise, depart,
     departure, desertion, die, die away, die out, disappear,
     disappearance, disappearing act, dispel, disperse, dissipate,
     dissolution, dissolve, ditch, do a fade-out, doom, door, duck out,
     duct, dwindle, dying, ebb of life, egress, egression, elopement,
     emerge, emunctory, end, end of life, ending, entrance, erode,
     erupt, escape, estuary, eternal rest, evacuation, evanesce,
     evaporate, exhaust, exodus, expiration, extinction, extinguishment,
     extraction, fade, fade away, fade out, ferry, final summons,
     find vent, finger of death, flee, flight, floodgate, flume, fly,
     ford, forthcoming, fugitation, gallery, gang along, gate,
     get along, get away, get off, get on, get out, get under way,
     getaway, go, go along, go away, go off, go on, go on furlough,
     go on leave, go out, going, going off, going out, grave,
     hand of death, hasty retreat, hegira, hide, ingress, inlet,
     interchange, intersection, issue, issue forth, jaws of death,
     junction, knell, lane, last debt, last muster, last rest,
     last roundup, last sleep, leak out, leave, leave no trace,
     leave the scene, leave-taking, leaving, leaving life, loophole,
     loss of life, make an exit, making an end, march off, march out,
     melt, melt away, mosey, move, move away, move off, move out,
     ooze out, opening, out, outcome, outcoming, outfall, outgate,
     outgo, outgoing, outlet, overpass, parting, pass, pass away,
     pass out, passage, passageway, passing, passing away, passing over,
     perish, perishing, pore, port, portico, pull out, quick exit,
     quietus, quit, railroad tunnel, release, removal, rest, retire,
     retire from sight, retirement, retreat, reward, run, run out,
     running away, sally port, sashay, sashay off, scramming,
     sentence of death, shades of death, shadow of death, sink,
     sink away, skedaddle, skedaddling, sleep, slip away, slip off,
     slip out, sluice, sneak out, somatic death, spiracle, spout,
     stagger along, suffer an eclipse, summons of death, take a walk,
     take flight, take leave, take off, take wing, tap, toddle along,
     traject, trajet, trench, trough, troughing, troughway, tunnel,
     underpass, up and go, vanish, vanish from sight, vent, ventage,
     venthole, vomitory, walk out, walkout, waste, waste away, way,
     way out, wear away, weir, wing it, withdraw, withdrawal
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  exit
  
     1.  A library function in the C and Unix
     run-time library that causes the program to terminate and
     return control to the shell.  The alternative to calling
     "exit" is simply to "fall off the end" of the program or its
     top-level, main, routine.
  
     Equivalent functions, possibly with different names, exist in
     pretty much every programming language, e.g. "exit" in
     Microsoft DOS or "END" in BASIC.
  
     On exit, the run-time system closes open files and releases
     other resources.  An exit status code (a small integer, with
     zero meaning OK and other values typically indicating some
     kind of error) can be passed as the only argument to "exit";
     this will be made available to the shell.  Some languages
     allow the programmer to set up exit handler code which will be
     called before the standard system clean-up actions.
  
     2. Any point in a piece of code where control is returned to
     the caller, possibly activating one or more user-provided exit
     handlers.  This might be a return statement, exit call (in
     sense 1 above) or code that raises an error condition (either
     intentionally or unintentionally).  If the exit is from the
     top-level routine then such a point would typically terminate
     the whole program, as in sense 1.
  
     (2008-05-15)
  

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