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Webster 1913 Edition


Exile

Ex′ile

,
Noun.
[OE.
exil
, fr. L.
exilium
,
exsilium
, fr.
exsuil
one who quits, or is banished from, his native soil;
ex
out +
solum
ground, land, soil, or perh. fr.the root of
salire
to leap, spring; cf. F.
exil
. Cf.
Sole
of the foot,
Saltation
.]
1.
Forced separation from one’s native country; expulsion from one's home by the civil authority; banishment; sometimes, voluntary separation from one's native country.
Let them be recalled from their
exile
.
Shakespeare
2.
The person expelled from his country by authority; also, one who separates himself from his home.
Syn. – Banishment; proscription; expulsion.

Ex′ile

Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Exiled
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Exiling
.]
To banish or expel from one's own country or home; to drive away.
Exiled from eternal God.”
Tennyson.
Syn. – See
Banish
.

Ex-ile′

,
Adj.
[L.
exilis
.]
Small; slender; thin; fine.
[Obs.]
“An exile sound.”
Bacon.

Webster 1828 Edition


Exile

EX'ILE

,
Noun.
eg'zile. [L. exilium, exul; The word is probably compounded of ex and a root in Sl, signifying to depart, or cut off, to separate, or the thrust away, perhaps L. salio.]
1.
Banishment; the state of being expelled from one's native country or place of residence by authority, and forbid to return, either for a limited time or for perpetuity.
2.
An abandonment of one's country, or removal to a foreign country for residence, through fear, disgust or resentment, or for any cause distinct from business, is called a voluntary exile, as is also a separation from one's country and friends by distress or necessity.
3.
The person banished, or expelled from his country by authority; also, one who abandons his country and resides in another; or one who is separated from his country and friends by necessity.

EX'ILE

,
Verb.
T.
To banish, as a person from his country or from a particular jurisdiction by authority, with a prohibition of return; to drive away, expel or transport from one's country.
1.
To drive from one's country by misfortune, necessity or distress.
To exile one's self, is to quit one's country with a view not to return

EX'ILE

,
Adj.
eg'zil, [L. exilis.] Slender; thin; fine.

Definition 2022


Exile

Exile

See also: exile and exilé

German

Noun

Exile

  1. plural of Exil

exile

exile

See also: Exile and exilé

English

Noun

exile (countable and uncountable, plural exiles)

  1. (uncountable) The state of being banished from one's home or country.
    He lived in exile.
    They chose exile rather than assimilation.
    • Shakespeare
      Let them be recalled from their exile.
  2. (countable) Someone who is banished from one's home or country.
    • Shakespeare
      Thou art an exile, and thou must not stay.
    She lived as an exile.

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Verb

exile (third-person singular simple present exiles, present participle exiling, simple past and past participle exiled)

  1. (transitive) To send into exile.
    • Tennyson
      Exiled from eternal God.
    • Shakespeare
      Calling home our exiled friends abroad.

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French

Verb

exile

  1. first-person singular present indicative of exiler
  2. third-person singular present indicative of exiler
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of exiler
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of exiler
  5. second-person singular imperative of exiler

Latin

Adjective

exīle

  1. nominative neuter singular of exīlis
  2. accusative neuter singular of exīlis
  3. vocative neuter singular of exīlis

Portuguese

Verb

exile

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of exilar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of exilar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of exilar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of exilar