What is the Definition of Egress?
Noun form: An exit or way out; plural egresses
Verb form: egressed, egressing; act of going out or leaving a place
Origin of egress – Classical Latin “egressus”
First known use 1538
Synonyms: alight, departure, discharge, egression, emergence, emigration, escape,
evacuation, evacuate, exit, exodus, opening, outlet, parting, passage out, withdrawal
What does Egress mean when used in a State or Township Building Code?
The word Egress is commonly used in state or township residential building codes in
conjunction with the requirements defined in the current International Residential
Code (IRC) for emergency exit from one
or two family residences. This code
defines the requirements for both
Egress Windows and Basement Egress
The code requires that any finished
room or bedroom in a basement has a
second way out other than the steps to
the first floor.