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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exodus, hegira, hejiranoun

    a journey by a large group to escape from a hostile environment

  2. Exodus, Book of Exodusnoun

    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

Wiktionary

  1. Exodusnoun

    The departure of the Hebrew slaves from Egypt under the leadership of Moses.

    Etymology: From ?ξοδο?, from ?ξ + ?δ??

  2. Exodusnoun

    The second of the Books of Moses in the Old Testament of the Bible, the second book in the Torah describing the Exodus.

    Etymology: From ?ξοδο?, from ?ξ + ?δ??

  3. exodusnoun

    A sudden departure of a large number of people.

    Etymology: From ?ξοδο?, from ?ξ + ?δ??

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exodusnoun

    a going out; particularly (the Exodus), the going out or journey of the Israelites from Egypt under the conduct of Moses; and hence, any large migration from a place

    Etymology: [L., the book of Exodus, Gr. a going or marching out; out + way, cf. Skr. -sad to approach.]

  2. Exodusnoun

    the second of the Old Testament, which contains the narrative of the departure of the Israelites from Egypt

    Etymology: [L., the book of Exodus, Gr. a going or marching out; out + way, cf. Skr. -sad to approach.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Exodus

    eks′o-dus, n. a going out or departure, esp. that of the Israelites from Egypt (1491 B.C., Usher): the second book of the Old Testament.—adj. Exod′ic.—n. Ex′odist, one who goes out: an emigrant. [L.,—Gr. exodosex, out, hodos, a way.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Exodus

    the book of the Old Testament which records the deliverance of the children of Israel from Egyptian bondage, and the institution of the moral and ceremonial laws for the nation; consists partly of history and partly of legislation.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Exodus

    The Scriptural narrative of the departure of the Israelites from the Land of Bondage.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Exodus in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Exodus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Exodus in a Sentence

  1. Mike Pence:

    The rising desperation in Venezuela has fueled a mass exodus, the likes of which we have never seen in the Western Hemisphere.

  2. Mike Pence:

    This exodus must end. It's a threat to our security, i have a message for the people of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

  3. Jean Paul Briere:

    The situation with the exodus of migrant children (to the United States) helped the law get approved more quickly, (Now) it is possible to punish these groups who mostly enrich themselves from migrants and use them to traffic money, drugs and weapons ... (and) exploit children and women.

  4. Commissioner Mark Morgan:

    We're trying to strike that balance, we don't want this mass exodus from( the) Royal Bahamas. ... But those individuals who do make it to the United States that don't have travel documents, of course... we're going to apply discretion on a case-by-case basis. We're not going to deny somebody solely because they don't have travel documents.

  5. Natalie Todak:

    We want to build a police force that is as diverse as the communities they serve, to have cultural awareness and protection of life strategies... The exodus of progressive police leaders is the opposite of what we want to see right now.

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