Meaning of exile
Pronunciation: (eg'zīl, ek'sīl), [key]
— n., v., -iled, -il•ing.
- expulsion from one's native land by authoritative decree.
- the fact or state of such expulsion: to live in exile.
- a person banished from his or her native land.
- prolonged separation from one's country or home, as by force of circumstances: wartime exile.
- anyone separated from his or her country or home voluntarily or by force of circumstances.
- the Babylonian captivity of the Jews, 597–538 b.c.
- to expel or banish (a person) from his or her country; expatriate.
- to separate from country, home, etc.: Disagreements exiled him from his family.
- exile (Thesaurus)