verb (used with object), ex·iled, ex·il·ing.
Origin of exile
Synonyms for exile
Related Words for exileexpatriate, refugee, fugitive, oust, relegate, extradite, outlaw, expel, displace, evacuate, ostracize, banish, dispersion, proscription, exclusion, displacement, expulsion, diaspora, ostracism, migration
Examples from the Web for exile
Contemporary Examples of exile
A twinned, imagined narrative of a fictitious Fidel Castro and a Miami exile intent on assassinating him.Book Bag: Great Books About Cuba
December 20, 2014
Both the Republicans in Congress and the American-Cuban community in exile have been speaking out against the warming relations.Up To Speed: The Cuba Embargo
December 18, 2014
He was eventually allowed to leave, but he was forced to resign as ambassador and now lives in Washington, effectively in exile.Pakistan’s Dance With Terrorists Just Backfired and Killed 132 Children
December 17, 2014
From here I have the chance to blog in Arabic and in English as “Proud Atheist,” but I am now effectively in exile.What It’s Like to Be an Atheist in Palestine
Waleed al-Husseini, Movements.Org
December 8, 2014
Iran has the highest number of women journalists in prison, and hundreds of Iranian journalists are forced to live in exile.Iran Journalists to Rouhani: Stop Lying!
October 3, 2014
Historical Examples of exile
The best of his works is the Olympian Zeus, made at Elis after his exile.
A vote was taken on the question of exile, and the black pebbles predominated.
For each of the fallen wishes to feel that his exile is self-terminable.Way of the Lawless
She remembered the bitterness of her month's exile, and its probable cause.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Miss Baker talked persistently about Bermuda; as if my exile had ever been a possibility!The Bacillus of Beauty
Word Origin for exile
c.1300, from Old French essillier "exile, banish, expel, drive off," from Late Latin exilare/exsilare, from Latin exilium/exsilium "banishment, exile," from exul "banished person," from ex- "away" (see ex-) + PIE root *al- "to wander" (cf. Greek alaomai "to wander, stray, or roam about"). Second element derived in ancient times by folk etymology from Latin solum "soil." Related: Exiled; exiling.
c.1300, "forced removal from one's country;" early 14c. as "a banished person;" from Old French exil, essil (12c.), from Latin exilium (see exile (v.)).