What does Exodus mean?

Definitions for Exodus
ˈɛk sə dəsExo·dus

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Exodus.

Princeton's WordNet

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

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

    Etymology: From ἔξοδος, from ἐξ + ὁδός

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

    Etymology: From ἔξοδος, from ἐξ + ὁδός

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

    Etymology: From ἔξοδος, from ἐξ + ὁδός

Webster Dictionary

  1. 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

    Etymology: [L., the book of Exodus, Gr. a going or marching out; out + way, cf. Skr. -sad to approach.]

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

    Etymology: [L., the book of Exodus, Gr. a going or marching out; out + way, cf. Skr. -sad to approach.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. 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. 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. The Scriptural narrative of the departure of the Israelites from the Land of Bondage.

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Numerology

  1. The numerical value of Exodus in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. The numerical value of Exodus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Exodus in a Sentence

  1. The exodus of computing power from China is advantageous for other global and US-based miners.

  2. The rising desperation in Venezuela has fueled a mass exodus, the likes of which we have never seen in the Western Hemisphere.

  3. We will try to prevent them from entering our territory otherwise it will create social issues, if we open up access, there will be an exodus here.

  4. Surely some will, it's not going to be a mass exodus.

  5. This exodus must end. It's a threat to our security, i have a message for the people of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

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