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EXODUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Exodus mean? 

EXODUS (noun)
  The noun EXODUS has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: EXODUS used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXODUS (noun)


Sense 1exodus [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A journey by a large group to escape from a hostile environment

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

exodus; hegira; hejira

Hypernyms ("exodus" is a kind of...):

escape; flight (the act of escaping physically)


Sense 2Exodus [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

Book of Exodus; Exodus

Instance hypernyms:

book (a major division of a long written composition)

Holonyms ("Exodus" is a part of...):

Old Testament (the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible)

Laws; Pentateuch; Torah (the first of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures comprising the first five books of the Hebrew Bible considered as a unit)


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