exodus [ ek-suh-duh s ]
1. a going out; a departure or emigration, usually of a large number of people: the summer exodus to the country and shore.
2. the Exodus, the departure of the Israelites from Egypt under Moses.
3. ( initial capital letter ) the second book of the Bible, containing an account of the Exodus. Abbreviation : Ex.
flight, departure, withdrawal, migration, evacuation, retirement, egress, emigration, journey, exit, retreat, egression, exiting
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Origin: < Latin: a going out < Greek éxodos a marching out, going out, equivalent to ex- ex-3 + ( h)odós way
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