- An example of an exodus is a large group of people leaving a store in protest at the same time.
- An example of an exodus is Moses leading the Jewish people out of Egypt.
- the departure of the Israelites from Egypt: with the
- the second book of the Pentateuch in the Bible, which describes this and gives the law of Moses: abbrev. Ex or Exod
- a going out or forth, esp. in a large group
Origin of exodus; from Late Latin Exodus (O.T. book) ; from Classical Greek Exodus, literally , a going out ; from ex-, out + hodos, way: see -ode
- A departure of a large number of people.
- Exodusa. The departure of the Israelites from Egypt.b. See Table at Bible.
Origin of exodusLate Latin, from Greek exodos : ex-, out; see exo– + hodos, way, journey.
- A sudden departure of a large number of people.
- There was an exodus when the show ended.
- In the movie The Sinking of Japan, virtually all Japanese desperately try to find any form of transportation out of Japan in a massive exodus to flee the sinking country.
From Latin, from Ancient Greek ἔξοδος (exodos, “expedition, procession, departure”) From late Old English only as a proper noun, Exodus, the biblical book; use as a common noun is from the early 17th century.
From Ancient Greek ἔξοδος (exodos), from ἐξ (ex, “out of”) + ὁδός (hodos, “way”)