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exodus

ex·o·dus

exodus

 
pronunciation:
ek s dihs
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a departure, usu. of a great number of people.
The lack of jobs in the north caused an exodus to the south.
antonyms:
influx
similar words:
departure, diaspora, emigration, evacuation, flight, hegira, migration
definition 2: (cap.) the departure of the ancient Israelites from Egypt, where they had been enslaved.
The Passover story tells of the Exodus from Egypt.
definition 3: (cap.) the second book of the Old Testament, which contains an account of this episode.
The story of the escape of the Israelites is told in Exodus.