What does the word egress mean?

Usage examples for egress

  1. Since, too, they were observed to have an exceedingly rich supply of blood, the blood presented itself as the only conceivable mode of egress for the secretions packed within the cells. – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  2. 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
  3. 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