5 letter word starting with ex

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
exact adjective Precisely agreeing with a standard, a fact, or the truth; perfectly conforming; neither exceeding nor falling short in any respect; true; correct; precise; as, the clock keeps exact time; he paid the exact debt; an exact copy of a letter; exact accounts., Habitually careful to agree with a standard, a rule, or a promise; accurate; methodical; punctual; as, a man exact in observing an appointment; in my doings I was exact., Precisely or definitely conceived or stated; strict., To demand or require authoritatively or peremptorily, as a right; to enforce the payment of, or a yielding of; to compel to yield or to furnish; hence, to wrest, as a fee or reward when none is due; — followed by from or of before the one subjected to exaction; as, to exact tribute, fees, obedience, etc., from or of some one., To practice exaction.
exalt verb t. To raise high; to elevate; to lift up., To elevate in rank, dignity, power, wealth, character, or the like; to dignify; to promote; as, to exalt a prince to the throne, a citizen to the presidency., To elevate by prise or estimation; to magnify; to extol; to glorify., To lift up with joy, pride, or success; to inspire with delight or satisfaction; to elate., To elevate the tone of, as of the voice or a musical instrument., To render pure or refined; to intensify or concentrate; as, to exalt the juices of bodies.
excel verb t. To go beyond or surpass in good qualities or laudable deeds; to outdo or outgo, in a good sense., To exceed or go beyond; to surpass., To surpass others in good qualities, laudable actions, or acquirements; to be distinguished by superiority; as, to excel in mathematics, or classics.
excur i. To run out or forth; to extend.
exeat noun A license for absence from a college or a religious house., A permission which a bishop grants to a priest to go out of his diocese.
exect verb t. To cut off or out. [Obs.] See Exsect.
exert verb t. To thrust forth; to emit; to push out., To put force, ability, or anything of the nature of an active faculty; to put in vigorous action; to bring into active operation; as, to exert the strength of the body, limbs, faculties, or imagination; to exert the mind or the voice., To put forth, as the result or exercise of effort; to bring to bear; to do or perform.
exile noun 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., The person expelled from his country by authority; also, one who separates himself from his home., To banish or expel from one’s own country or home; to drive away., Small; slender; thin; fine.
exist verb i. To be as a fact and not as a mode; to have an actual or real being, whether material or spiritual., To be manifest in any manner; to continue to be; as, great evils existed in his reign., To live; to have life or the functions of vitality; as, men can not exist water, nor fishes on land.
exode noun Departure; exodus; esp., the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt., The final chorus; the catastrophe., An afterpiece of a comic description, either a farce or a travesty.
exody noun Exodus; withdrawal.
expel verb t. To drive or force out from that within which anything is contained, inclosed, or situated; to eject; as to expel air from a bellows., To drive away from one’s country; to banish., To cut off from further connection with an institution of learning, a society, and the like; as, to expel a student or member., To keep out, off, or away; to exclude., To discharge; to shoot.
extol verb t. To place on high; to lift up; to elevate., To elevate by praise; to eulogize; to praise; to magnify; as, to extol virtue; to extol an act or a person.
extra adjective Beyond what is due, usual, expected, or necessary; additional; supernumerary; also, extraordinarily good; superior; as, extra work; extra pay., Something in addition to what is due, expected, or customary; something in addition to the regular charge or compensation, or for which an additional charge is made; as, at European hotels lights are extras.
exude verb t. To discharge through pores or incisions, as moisture or other liquid matter; to give out., To flow from a body through the pores, or by a natural discharge, as juice.
exult verb i. To be in high spirits; figuratively, to leap for joy; to rejoice in triumph or exceedingly; to triumph; as, an exulting heart.