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 for Exodus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Exodus \Ex"o*dus\, n. [L., the book of Exodus, Gr. ? a going or
     marching out; ? out + ? way, cf. Skr. [=a]-sad to
     approach.]
     1. 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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The second of the Old Testament, which contains the
        narrative of the departure of the Israelites from Egypt.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  exodus
      n 1: a journey by a large group to escape from a hostile
           environment [syn: exodus, hegira, hejira]
      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 [syn: Exodus, Book of
         Exodus]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  58 Moby Thesaurus words for "exodus":
     abandonment, act, afterpiece, bit, chaser, curtain, curtain call,
     curtain raiser, decampment, departure, divertimento,
     divertissement, egress, egression, emigration, epilogue, escape,
     evacuation, exit, exode, expository scene, extraction, finale,
     flight, forthcoming, getaway, going, going out, hegira, hoke act,
     interlude, intermezzo, intermission, introduction, leaving,
     migration, number, outcome, outcoming, outgo, outgoing, parting,
     passing, prologue, removal, retirement, retreat, routine, scene,
     shtick, sketch, skit, song and dance, stand-up comedy act,
     striptease, turn, walkout, withdrawal
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  EXODUS
  
      An extensible database project developed at the
     University of Wisconsin.
  
     (1996-05-13)
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  eXodus
  
     A package from White Pines allowing the Macintosh to be used
     as an X server.
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Exodus
     the great deliverance wrought for the children of Isreal when
     they were brought out of the land of Egypt with "a mighty hand
     and with an outstretched arm" (Ex 12:51; Deut. 26:8; Ps 114;
     136), about B.C. 1490, and four hundred and eighty years (1
     Kings 6:1) before the building of Solomon's temple.
     
       The time of their sojourning in Egypt was, according to Ex.
     12:40, the space of four hundred and thirty years. In the LXX.,
     the words are, "The sojourning of the children of Israel which
     they sojourned in Egypt and in the land of Canaan was four
     hundred and thirty years;" and the Samaritan version reads, "The
     sojourning of the children of Israel and of their fathers which
     they sojourned in the land of Canaan and in the land of Egypt
     was four hundred and thirty years." In Gen. 15:13-16, the period
     is prophetically given (in round numbers) as four hundred years.
     This passage is quoted by Stephen in his defence before the
     council (Acts 7:6).
     
       The chronology of the "sojourning" is variously estimated.
     Those who adopt the longer term reckon thus:
     |                                                    Years
     |
     |       From the descent of Jacob into Egypt to the
     |         death of Joseph                              71
     |
     |       From the death of Joseph to the birth of
     |         Moses                                       278
     |
     |       From the birth of Moses to his flight into
     |         Midian                                       40
     |
     |       From the flight of Moses to his return into
     |         Egypt                                        40
     |
     |       From the return of Moses to the Exodus          1
     |
     |                                                     430
     
       Others contend for the shorter period of two hundred and
     fifteen years, holding that the period of four hundred and
     thirty years comprehends the years from the entrance of Abraham
     into Canaan (see LXX. and Samaritan) to the descent of Jacob
     into Egypt. They reckon thus:
     |                                                    Years
     |
     |       From Abraham's arrival in Canaan to Isaac's
     |         birth                                        25
     |
     |       From Isaac's birth to that of his twin sons
     |         Esau and Jacob                               60
     |
     |       From Jacob's birth to the going down into
     |         Egypt                                       130
     |
     |                                                    (215)
     |
     |       From Jacob's going down into Egypt to the
     |         death of Joseph                              71
     |
     |       From death of Joseph to the birth of Moses     64
     |
     |       From birth of Moses to the Exodus              80
     |
     |                                           In all... 430
     
       During the forty years of Moses' sojourn in the land of
     Midian, the Hebrews in Egypt were being gradually prepared for
     the great national crisis which was approaching. The plagues
     that successively fell upon the land loosened the bonds by which
     Pharaoh held them in slavery, and at length he was eager that
     they should depart. But the Hebrews must now also be ready to
     go. They were poor; for generations they had laboured for the
     Egyptians without wages. They asked gifts from their neighbours
     around them (Ex. 12:35), and these were readily bestowed. And
     then, as the first step towards their independent national
     organization, they observed the feast of the Passover, which was
     now instituted as a perpetual memorial. The blood of the paschal
     lamb was duly sprinkled on the door-posts and lintels of all
     their houses, and they were all within, waiting the next
     movement in the working out of God's plan. At length the last
     stroke fell on the land of Egypt. "It came to pass, that at
     midnight Jehovah smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt."
     Pharaoh rose up in the night, and called for Moses and Aaron by
     night, and said, "Rise up, and get you forth from among my
     people, both ye and the children of Israel; and go, serve
     Jehovah, as ye have said. Also take your flocks and your herds,
     as ye have said, and be gone; and bless me also." Thus was
     Pharaoh (q.v.) completely humbled and broken down. These words
     he spoke to Moses and Aaron "seem to gleam through the tears of
     the humbled king, as he lamented his son snatched from him by so
     sudden a death, and tremble with a sense of the helplessness
     which his proud soul at last felt when the avenging hand of God
     had visited even his palace."
     
       The terror-stricken Egyptians now urged the instant departure
     of the Hebrews. In the midst of the Passover feast, before the
     dawn of the 15th day of the month Abib (our April nearly), which
     was to be to them henceforth the beginning of the year, as it
     was the commencement of a new epoch in their history, every
     family, with all that appertained to it, was ready for the
     march, which instantly began under the leadership of the heads
     of tribes with their various sub-divisions. They moved onward,
     increasing as they went forward from all the districts of
     Goshen, over the whole of which they were scattered, to the
     common centre. Three or four days perhaps elapsed before the
     whole body of the people were assembled at Rameses, and ready to
     set out under their leader Moses (Ex. 12:37; Num. 33:3). This
     city was at that time the residence of the Egyptian court, and
     here the interviews between Moses and Pharaoh had taken place.
     
       From Rameses they journeyed to Succoth (Ex. 12:37), identified
     with Tel-el-Maskhuta, about 12 miles west of Ismailia. (See PITHOM.) Their third station was Etham (q.v.), 13:20,
     "in the edge of the wilderness," and was probably a little to
     the west of the modern town of Ismailia, on the Suez Canal. Here
     they were commanded "to turn and encamp before Pi-hahiroth,
     between Migdol and the sea", i.e., to change their route from
     east to due south. The Lord now assumed the direction of their
     march in the pillar of cloud by day and of fire by night. They
     were then led along the west shore of the Red Sea till they came
     to an extensive camping-ground "before Pi-hahiroth," about 40
     miles from Etham. This distance from Etham may have taken three
     days to traverse, for the number of camping-places by no means
     indicates the number of days spent on the journey: e.g., it took
     fully a month to travel from Rameses to the wilderness of Sin
     (Ex. 16:1), yet reference is made to only six camping-places
     during all that time. The exact spot of their encampment before
     they crossed the Red Sea cannot be determined. It was probably
     somewhere near the present site of Suez.
     
       Under the direction of God the children of Israel went
     "forward" from the camp "before Pi-hahiroth," and the sea opened
     a pathway for them, so that they crossed to the farther shore in
     safety. The Egyptian host pursued after them, and, attempting to
     follow through the sea, were overwhelmed in its returning
     waters, and thus the whole military force of the Egyptians
     perished. They "sank as lead in the mighty waters" (Ex. 15:1-9;
     comp. Ps. 77:16-19).
     
       Having reached the eastern shore of the sea, perhaps a little
     way to the north of 'Ayun Musa ("the springs of Moses"), there
     they encamped and rested probably for a day. Here Miriam and the
     other women sang the triumphal song recorded in Ex. 15:1-21.
     
       From 'Ayun Musa they went on for three days through a part of
     the barren "wilderness of Shur" (22), called also the
     "wilderness of Etham" (Num. 33:8; comp. Ex. 13:20), without
     finding water. On the last of these days they came to Marah
     (q.v.), where the "bitter" water was by a miracle made
     drinkable.
     
       Their next camping-place was Elim (q.v.), where were twelve
     springs of water and a grove of "threescore and ten" palm trees
     (Ex. 15:27).
     
       After a time the children of Israel "took their journey from
     Elim," and encamped by the Red Sea (Num. 33:10), and thence
     removed to the "wilderness of Sin" (to be distinguished from the
     wilderness of Zin, 20:1), where they again encamped. Here,
     probably the modern el-Markha, the supply of bread they had
     brought with them out of Egypt failed. They began to "murmur"
     for want of bread. God "heard their murmurings" and gave them
     quails and manna, "bread from heaven" (Ex. 16:4-36). Moses
     directed that an omer of manna should be put aside and preserved
     as a perpetual memorial of God's goodness. They now turned
     inland, and after three encampments came to the rich and fertile
     valley of Rephidim, in the Wady Feiran. Here they found no
     water, and again murmured against Moses. Directed by God, Moses
     procured a miraculous supply of water from the "rock in Horeb,"
     one of the hills of the Sinai group (17:1-7); and shortly
     afterwards the children of Israel here fought their first battle
     with the Amalekites, whom they smote with the edge of the sword.
     
       From the eastern extremity of the Wady Feiran the line of
     march now probably led through the Wady esh-Sheikh and the Wady
     Solaf, meeting in the Wady er-Rahah, "the enclosed plain in
     front of the magnificient cliffs of Ras Sufsafeh." Here they
     encamped for more than a year (Num. 1:1; 10:11) before Sinai
     (q.v.).
     
       The different encampments of the children of Israel, from the
     time of their leaving Egypt till they reached the Promised Land,
     are mentioned in Ex. 12:37-19; Num. 10-21; 33; Deut. 1, 2, 10.
     
       It is worthy of notice that there are unmistakable evidences
     that the Egyptians had a tradition of a great exodus from their
     country, which could be none other than the exodus of the
     Hebrews.
     

From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) :

  Exodus, going out, departure
  

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