Exodus meaning

ĕksə-dəs
A departure of a large number of people.
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Exodus is defined as a departure of a lot of people or is the second book of the Bible telling about the law of Moses and the departure of the Israelites from Egypt.

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.

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(proper) The second book of the Pentateuch in the Bible, which describes this and gives the law of Moses.
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(proper) The departure of the Israelites from Egypt.
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(the Exodus) The departure of the Hebrew slaves from Egypt under the leadership of Moses.
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The second of the Books of Moses in the Old Testament of the Bible, the second book in the Torah describing the Exodus.
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A going out or forth, esp. in a large group.
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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.

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Origin of exodus

  • Late Latin from Greek exodos ex- out exo– hodos way, journey

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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 Wiktionary

  • From Ancient Greek ἔξοδος (exodos), from ἐξ (ex, “out of”) + ὁδός (hodos, “way”)

    From Wiktionary