exodus


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ex·o·dus

 (ĕk′sə-dəs)
n.
1. A departure of a large number of people.
2. Exodus
a. In the Bible, the departure of the Israelites from Egypt.
b. See Table at Bible.

[Late Latin, from Greek exodos : ex-, out; see exo- + hodos, way, journey.]

exodus

(ˈɛksədəs)
n
the act or an instance of going out
[C17: via Latin from Greek exodos from ex-1 + hodos way]

Exodus

(ˈɛksədəs)
n
1. (Bible) the Exodus the departure of the Israelites from Egypt led by Moses
2. (Bible) the second book of the Old Testament, recounting the events connected with this and the divine visitation of Moses at Mount Sinai

ex•o•dus

(ˈɛk sə dəs)

n.
1. a mass departure or emigration: the summer exodus to the shore.
2. the Exodus, the departure of the Israelites from Egypt under Moses.
3. (cap.) the second book of the Bible, containing an account of the Exodus.
[before 1000; Middle English < Medieval Latin < Greek éxodos going out =ex- ex-3 + (h)odós way]

Exodus

The flight of the Children of Israel from Egypt into the wilderness and eventually to Canaan.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.exodus - a journey by a large group to escape from a hostile environmentexodus - a journey by a large group to escape from a hostile environment
escape, flight - the act of escaping physically; "he made his escape from the mental hospital"; "the canary escaped from its cage"; "his flight was an indication of his guilt"
2.exodus - the second book of the Old Testament: tells of the departure of the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt led by MosesExodus - the second book of the Old Testament: tells of the departure of the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt led by Moses; God gave them the Ten Commandments and the rest of Mosaic law on Mount Sinai during the Exodus
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
Laws, Pentateuch, Torah - the first of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures comprising the first five books of the Hebrew Bible considered as a unit

exodus

noun departure, withdrawal, retreat, leaving, flight, retirement, exit, migration, evacuation The exodus of refugees from the town shows no sign of abating.

exodus

noun
1. Departure from one's native land to settle in another:
2. The act of leaving:
Translations
خُروج، رحيل جَماعي
exodusudvandring
שמות
egzodus
kivonulás
brottför, brottflutningur
出エジプト記
masinis išėjimas
masveida iziešana/izbraukšana

exodus

[ˈeksədəs] N (gen, Rel) → éxodo m
there was a general exodushubo un éxodo general

exodus

[ˈɛksədəs] nexode m
the exodus to the cities → l'exode vers les villes

exodus

n
(from a country) → Abwanderung f; (Bibl: of Hebrews, also fig) → Exodus m; general exodusallgemeiner Aufbruch
exodus of capitalKapitalabwanderung f
(Bibl) Exodus2. Buch Mosis or Mose, Exodus m

exodus

[ˈɛksədəs] n (gen) (Rel) → esodo

exodus

(ˈeksədəs) noun
a going away of many people. There was a general exodus from the room.
References in classic literature ?
I like Revelations, and the book of Daniel, and Genesis and Samuel, and a little bit of Exodus, and some parts of Kings and Chronicles, and Job and Jonah.
Last night there was no exodus, so tonight before the sundown I took away my garlic and other things.
Nearly all the labourers on Flintcomb-Ash farm intended flight, and early in the morning there was a general exodus in the direction of the town, which lay at a distance of from ten to a dozen miles over hilly country.
The green men were expecting an exodus of a body of red troops from the nearest city gate, and they were lying there in ambush to leap upon them.
The strong-room, however, had been opened, and it is feared the raid on the chests of plate and other valuables may prove to have been only too successful, in view of the Easter exodus, which the thieves had evidently taken into account.
He had the most extraordinary notions about this European exodus and came at last to consider the whole nation as packing up for emigration to France.
It became known that after this orgy Nastasia Philipovna had entirely disappeared, and that she had since been traced to Moscow; so that the exodus of the Rogojin band was found consistent with this report.
They spoke of fire and massacre, of cruelties and counter cruelties, of things that had been done to harmless Asiatics by race-mad men, of the wholesale burning and smashing up of towns, railway junctions, bridges, of whole populations in hiding and exodus.
The Noah's arks are packed one within another, with clockwork horses harnessed to them; the soldiers, knapsack on back, are kissing their hands to the dear foolish girls, who, however, will not be left behind them; all the four-footed things gather around the elephant, who is overful of drawing-room furniture; the birds flutter their wings; the man with the scythe mows his way through the crowd; the balloons tug at their strings; the ships rock under a swell of sail, everything is getting ready for the mighty exodus into the Strand.
What the purpose or nature of the general exodus we did not know, but presently through the line of captives ran the rumor that two escaped slaves had been recaptured--a man and a woman--and that we were marching to witness their punishment, for the man had killed a Sagoth of the detachment that had pursued and overtaken them.
The last slow trailers in the rear of the exodus were just passing, and Nalasu, his bow and his eighty arrows clutched to him, Jerry at his heels, made his first step to follow, when the air above him was rent by a prodigiousness of sound.
I have reason to believe that my exodus from home was, on the whole, favorably viewed by my mother, as tending to remove any possibility of my bad character and conduct interfering with my sister's advancement in life.