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exodus1

Line breaks: exo¦dus
Pronunciation: /ˈɛksədəs
 
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noun

1A mass departure of people: the annual exodus of sun-seeking Canadians to Florida
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  • 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.
Synonyms
mass departure, withdrawal, evacuation, leaving, exit;
migration, emigration, hegira, diaspora;
flight, escape, retreat, fleeing
South African informal chicken run
1.1 (the Exodus) The departure of the Israelites from Egypt: the Passover festival celebrates the Exodus
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  • 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.

Origin

early 17th century: from Greek (see Exodus).

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Exodus2

Line breaks: Exo¦dus
Pronunciation: /ˈɛksədəs
 
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(abbreviation: Exod.)
The second book of the Bible, which recounts the departure of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt, their journey across the Red Sea and through the wilderness led by Moses, and the giving of the Ten Commandments. The events have been variously dated by scholars between about 1580 and 1200 bc.

Origin

Old English, via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek exodos, from ex- 'out of' + hodos 'way'.

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