exodus


ex·o·dus

noun \ˈek-sə-dəs, ˈeg-zə-\

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

Full Definition of EXODUS

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

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary

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