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