Ingress vs. Egress - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Ingress (noun)

    The act of entering.

  • Ingress (noun)

    Permission to enter.

    "All ingress was prohibited."

  • Ingress (noun)

    A door or other means of entering.

  • Ingress (noun)

    The entrance of the Moon into the shadow of the Earth in eclipses, or the Sun's entrance into a sign, etc.

  • Ingress (verb)

    To intrude or insert oneself

  • Ingress (verb)

    To enter (a specified location or area)

  • Ingress (verb)

    To enter into a zodiacal sign

  • Ingress (verb)

    To manifest or cause to be manifested in the temporal world; to effect ingression

  • Egress (noun)

    An exit or way out.

    "The window provides an egress in the event of an emergency."

  • Egress (noun)

    The process of exiting or leaving.

  • Egress (noun)

    The end of the apparent transit of a small astronomical body over the disk of a larger one.

  • Egress (verb)

    To exit or leave; to go or come out.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Ingress (noun)

    the action or fact of going in or entering; the capacity or right of entrance.

  • Ingress (noun)

    a place or means of access; an entrance.

  • Ingress (noun)

    the unwanted introduction of water, foreign bodies, contaminants, etc.

  • Ingress (noun)

    the arrival of the sun, moon, or a planet in a specified constellation or part of the sky.

  • Ingress (noun)

    the beginning of a transit.

  • Egress (noun)

    the action of going out of or leaving a place

    "direct means of access and egress for passengers"

  • Egress (noun)

    a way out

    "a narrow egress"

  • Egress (noun)

    another term for emersion

  • Egress (verb)

    go out of or leave (a place)

    "they'd egress the area by heading south-west"

Webster Dictionary

  • Ingress (noun)

    The act of entering; entrance; as, the ingress of air into the lungs.

  • Ingress (noun)

    Power or liberty of entrance or access; means of entering; as, all ingress was prohibited.

  • Ingress (noun)

    The entrance of the moon into the shadow of the earth in eclipses, the sun's entrance into a sign, etc.

  • Ingress (verb)

    To go in; to enter.

  • Egress (noun)

    The act of going out or leaving, or the power to leave; departure.

  • Egress (noun)

    The passing off from the sun's disk of an inferior planet, in a transit.

  • Egress (verb)

    To go out; to depart; to leave.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Ingress (noun)

    (astronomy) the disappearance of a celestial body prior to an eclipse

  • Ingress (noun)

    the act of entering;

    "she made a grand entrance"

  • Egress (noun)

    (astronomy) the reappearance of a celestial body after an eclipse

  • Egress (noun)

    the becoming visible;

    "not a day's difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins"

  • Egress (noun)

    the act of coming (or going) out; becoming apparent

  • Egress (verb)

    come out of;

    "Water issued from the hole in the wall"

    "The words seemed to come out by themselves"

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