What does Exodus mean?

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ˈɛk sə dəsExo·dus

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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.

  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.

  3. exodusnoun

    A sudden departure of a large number of people.

  4. Etymology: From ἔξοδος, from ἐξ + ὁδός

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Exodus, Exodynoun

    Departure; journey from a place: the second book of Moses is so called, because it describes the journey of the Israelites from Egypt.

    Etymology: ἔξοδος.

    In all probability their years continued to be three hundred and sixty-five days, ever since the time of the Jewish exody at least. Matthew Hale, Origin of Mankind.

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

  2. Exodusnoun

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

  3. 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. Shah Mehrabi:

    The gravity of the situation is so immense. Every day that passes is going to result in more suffering and more exodus of people.

  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. Emily August:

    It's an evening of stories and performances punctuated by these little ritual Passover moments, the Exodus narrative is replaced by these stories, these personal journeys.

  4. Neil Curran:

    Over the summer, we're going to see a pretty big mass exodus.

  5. Alex Mundt:

    I think it’s a tragic milestone, it means that in less than a month or in just about a month, 4 million people have been uprooted from their homes, from their families, their communities, in what is the fastest exodus of refugees moving in recent history.

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