Old English, via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek exodos, from ex- 'out of' + hodos 'way'.
More definitions of ExodusDefinition of Exodus in:
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- 1A mass departure of people: the annual exodus of sun-seeking Canadians to FloridaMore example sentences
- It predicted that if they got their way there would be ‘a mass exodus of money and jobs’.
- There was a mass exodus of people who had sat through at least two hours of a process that hadn't concerned them.
- A shop boss today told how he faces a mass exodus of staff following two robberies at his store within 48 hours.
- 1.1 (the Exodus) The departure of the Israelites from Egypt: the Passover festival celebrates the ExodusMore example sentences
- This story is a microcosm of the Exodus from Egypt; it is a liberation story on a family scale.
- The Haggadah is a book which tells in fourteen steps the story of the Jewish experience in Egypt and of the Exodus and revelation of God.
- This was at the Exodus from Egypt, where He performed miracles both in Egypt and by the Red Sea.
early 17th century: from Greek (see Exodus).