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exodus

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noun ex·o·dus \ˈek-sə-dəs, ˈeg-zə-\

Simple Definition of exodus

  • : a situation in which many people leave a place at the same time

Full Definition of exodus

  1. 1 capitalized :  the mainly narrative second book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture — see bible table

  2. 2 :  a mass departure :  emigration

Examples of exodus

  1. <the mass exodus from the cities for the beaches and the mountains on most summer weekends>



Origin of exodus

Latin, from Greek Exodos, literally, road out, from ex- + hodos road


First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Christian Religious Terms


EXODUS Defined for Kids

exodus

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noun ex·o·dus \ˈek-sə-dəs\

Definition of exodus

  1. :  the departure of a large number of people at the same time





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