Definition of Exodus

1. Noun. A journey by a large group to escape from a hostile environment.

Exact synonyms: Hegira, Hejira
Generic synonyms: Escape, Flight

2. 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.
Exact synonyms: Book Of Exodus
Generic synonyms: Book
Group relationships: Old Testament, Laws, Pentateuch, Torah

Definition of Exodus

1. n. 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.

Definition of Exodus

1. Proper noun. (context the Exodus) The departure of the Hebrew slaves from Egypt under the leadership of Moses. ¹

2. Proper noun. The second of the Books of Moses in the Old Testament of the Bible, the second book in the Torah describing the Exodus. ¹

3. Noun. A sudden departure of a large number of people. ¹

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Definition of Exodus

1. a movement away [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Exodus

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Literary usage of Exodus

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1. Proceedings by Society of Biblical Archæology (London, England), Society of Biblical Archæology (London, England). (1890)
"SOME SUGGESTIONS RESPECTING THE exodus. By AL LEWIS, FCA, The question, under which of the Pharaohs the Hebrew exodus took place, is one that has engaged ..."

2. The North American Review by Making of America Project, Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge (1880)
"THE exodus OF ISRAEL. MODERN scholarship is learning more and more the lesson of respect for the narrative of the Pentateuch. The contrast hetween the ..."

3. Old Virginia and Her Neighbours by John Fiske (1897)
"The little iier exodus. settlement of tne Mayflower Pilgrims was merely a herald of the great Puritan exodus, which really began in, when Charles I. ..."

4. Report of the International Commission to Inquire Into the Causes and (1914)
"THE FINAL exodus No account of the sufferings of the noncombatant population in Macedonia would be complete which failed to describe the final exodus of ..."

5. History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880: Negroes as Slaves by George Washington Williams (1883)
"THE exodus—CAUSE AND EFFECT. THE NEGROES OF THE SOUTH DELIGHT IN THEIR HOME so LONG ... THE exodus of the Negroes from Southern States forms one of the most ..."

6. Publications by Folklore Society (Great Britain) (1904)
"The Greater exodus. By J. FITZGERALD Lza. Elliot Stock. This is an attempt to show, from similarities of custom, &c., &c., between the Jews, Mexicans, ..."

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