Definition of exodus noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈeksədəs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈeksədəs//
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[singular] exodus (from…) (to…) (formal or humorous) a situation in which many people leave a place at the same time the mass exodus from Paris to the country in the summer The play was so awful that there was a general exodus from the theatre at the interval. Word Originearly 17th cent.: from Greek exodos, from ex- ‘out of’ + hodos ‘way’.
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