Etymology: Latin, they go out, from exire to go out — more at exit Date: 15th century — used as a stage direction to specify that all or certain named characters leave the stage

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  • Exeunt — Ex e*unt [L., 3d pers. pl. pres. of exire to go out.] They go out, or retire from the scene; as, exeunt all except Hamlet. See 1st {Exit}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Exeunt — Exĕunt (lat.), sie gehen heraus (in Schauspielen zur Bezeichnung des Abtretens von Personen von der Bühne); exeunt omnes, alle ab! …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Exĕunt — (lat.), sie gehen, treten ab; e. omnes, alle ab! (szenische Anweisung in englischen Theaterstücken). Vgl. Exit …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • exeunt — stage direction, late 15c., from Latin, lit. they go out, third person plural present indicative of exire (see EXIT (Cf. exit)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • exeunt — ► VERB ▪ (as a stage direction) (actors) leave the stage. ORIGIN Latin, they go out …   English terms dictionary

  • exeunt — [ek′sē oont΄, ek′sēunt΄] [L, 3d pers. pl., pres. indic., of exire: see EXIT] they (two or more specified characters) leave the stage: a stage direction …   English World dictionary

  • exeunt — /ek see euhnt, oont /, v.i. (they) go offstage (used formerly as a stage direction, usually preceding the names of the characters): Exeunt soldiers and townspeople. [1475 85; < L, 3rd pers. pl. pres. indic. of exire to EXIT1] * * * …   Universalium

  • exeunt — 1. noun /ˈɛksiənt/ A stage direction for more than one actor to leave the stage. 2. verb /ˈɛksiənt/ they leave the stage (a stage direction to two or more actors, the plural counterpart of exit) Get thee to bed, and rest; for thou hast need.… …   Wiktionary

  • exeunt — ex•e•unt [[t]ˈɛk si ənt, ˌʊnt[/t]] v. i. sbz (they) go out (used as a stage direction): Exeunt soldiers and townspeople[/ex] • Etymology: 1475–85; < L, 3rd pers. pl. pres. indic. of exīre to go out; see exit I …   From formal English to slang

  • exeunt —    they go out .    ♦ exeunt omnes all go out …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • exeunt — v.intr. (as a stage direction) (actors) leave the stage. Phrases and idioms: exeunt omnes all leave the stage. Etymology: L, = they go out: 3rd pl. pres. of exire go out: see EXIT …   Useful english dictionary

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