from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A departure of a large number of people.
- n. The departure of the Israelites from Egypt.
- n. See Table at Bible.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A sudden departure of a large number of people.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
- n. The second of the Old Testament, which contains the narrative of the departure of the Israelites from Egypt.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A going out; departure from a place; especially, the migration of large bodies of people or animals from one country or region to another; specifically, in history, the departure of the Israelites from Egypt under the leadership of Moses.
- n. [capitalized] The second book of the Old Testament, designated by the Jews by its two initial words, or, more commonly, by the second of them, Shemōth.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a journey by a large group to escape from a hostile environment
- n. 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
The term exodus can be used because of the impact of the losses will have on the team.
The National Party on Tuesday expressed concern at what it called the exodus of twelve experienced, white, male state advocates from the Western Cape Attorney-General's office over the past 18 months.
It has released its immigration policy which it says aims to stem what it calls the exodus of New Zealanders.
Christana Willie McKnight is the colleague who shared the term exodus generation with me]
When the great exodus from the cities around San Francisco Bay began, and while the telephones were still working, I talked with my brother.
Yet the district's mammoth deficit has continued to grow during amid the state's downturn and growing pension and debt obligations, and the city's schools are still grappling with longstanding problems, including political battles involving the state, school board and teachers' unions and a long-term exodus by students.
The MSM however decided (en masse coincidently) that this demonstrates a mass exodus from the Dem Party while no mention of the larger number of Reps leaving.
While the TAC is small in England, with fewer than a dozen churches, the formation of its prelature could lead to a substantial exodus from the Church of England.
People living there see a reduced quality of life and an increase in crime, followed by an exodus from the community.
Vatican bishops are going into the second week of a synod to discuss the future of Christians in the Middle East, amid scattered persecution and an ongoing exodus from the region.