Definitions for exodusˈɛk sə dəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ex•o•dusˈɛk sə dəs(n.)

  1. a mass departure or emigration:

    the summer exodus to the shore.

  2. the Exodus, the departure of the Israelites from Egypt under Moses.

    Category: Judaism

  3. (cap.) the second book of the Bible, containing an account of the Exodus.

    Category: Bible

Origin of exodus:

bef. 1000; ME < ML < Gk éxodos going out =ex-ex -3+(h)odós way

Princeton's WordNet

  1. exodus, hegira, hejira(noun)

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

  2. Exodus, Book of Exodus(noun)

    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


  1. Exodus(ProperNoun)

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

  2. Exodus(ProperNoun)

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

  3. exodus(Noun)

    A sudden departure of a large number of people.

  4. Origin: From ἔξοδος, from ἐξ + ὁδός

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exodus(noun)

    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

  2. Exodus(noun)

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

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.


  1. Book of Exodus

    The Book of Exodus or, simply, Exodus, is the second book of the Hebrew Bible, and of the five books of the Torah. The book tells how the Israelites leave slavery in Egypt through the strength of Yahweh, the God who has chosen Israel as his people. Led by their prophet Moses they journey through the wilderness to Mount Sinai, where Yahweh promises them the land of Canaan in return for their faithfulness. Israel enters into a covenant with Yahweh who gives them their laws and instructions for the Tabernacle, the means by which he will dwell with them and lead them to the land, and give them peace. Traditionally ascribed to Moses himself, modern scholarship sees the book as initially a product of the Babylonian exile, with final revisions in the Persian post-exilic period. Carol Meyers in her commentary on Exodus suggests that it is arguably the most important book in the Bible, as it presents the defining features of Israel's identity: memories of a past marked by hardship and escape, a binding covenant with the god who chooses Israel, and the establishment of the life of the community and the guidelines for sustaining it.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a going away of many people

There was a general exodus from the room.

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