Exodus - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈeksədəs|  American pronunciation of the word exodus
Brit.  |ˈɛksədəs|  British pronunciation of the word exodus

noun

- a journey by a large group to escape from a hostile environment (syn: hegira, hejira)
- 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

Examples

...the mass exodus from the cities for the beaches and the mountains on most summer weekends...

A massive exodus of doctors is forcing the government to recruit from abroad.

I joined the mass exodus for drinks during the interval.

...the exodus from the cities was an unexpected precipitate of the automobile, which effectively shrank distances...

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