What does the word egress mean?

Usage examples for egress

  1. Yet he must give a name and at once; at any moment from the city might appear a crowd, or the dragoons shouting to the man to bar his egress. – In the Day of Adversity by John Bloundelle-Burton
  2. As he neared the point he saw a great moving mass of living things leaving the lake and hurrying northward through this one egress. – Legends of Vancouver by E. Pauline Johnson