From Latin, from Ancient Greek ἔξοδος (exodos, “expedition, procession, departure”) From late Old English only as a proper noun, Exodus, the biblical book; use as a common noun is from the early 17th century.
exodus (plural exoduses)
- A sudden departure of a large number of people.
- There was an exodus when the show ended.
- In the movie The Sinking of Japan, virtually all Japanese desperately try to find any form of transportation out of Japan in a massive exodus to flee the sinking country.
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