\ i-ˈjekt How to pronounce eject (audio) \
ejected; ejecting; ejects

Definition of eject

transitive verb

1a : to throw out especially by physical force, authority, or influence ejected the player from the game
b : to evict from property
2 : to throw out or off from within ejects the empty cartridges

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Other Words from eject

ejectable \ i-​ˈjek-​tə-​bəl How to pronounce ejectable (audio) \ adjective
ejection \ i-​ˈjek-​shən How to pronounce ejection (audio) \ noun
ejective \ i-​ˈjek-​tiv How to pronounce ejective (audio) \ adjective

Choose the Right Synonym for eject

eject, expel, oust, evict mean to drive or force out. eject carries an especially strong implication of throwing or thrusting out from within as a physical action. ejected an obnoxious patron from the bar expel stresses a thrusting out or driving away especially permanently which need not be physical. a student expelled from college oust implies removal or dispossession by power of the law or by force or compulsion. police ousted the squatters evict chiefly applies to turning out of house and home. evicted for nonpayment of rent

Examples of eject in a Sentence

The machine automatically ejected the CD. The pilot ejected when his plane caught fire.
Recent Examples on the Web More recently, he had been ejected in consecutive games during a 2009 playoff series against the Lakers while playing with the Houston Rockets. Tania Ganguli, Los Angeles Times, "When still Ron Artest, he gave Lakers therapeutic ending to 2010 NBA Finals," 11 May 2020 He previously had been ejected from a game for tossing his stick. Los Angeles Times, "Tom Webster, former Kings coach and standout WHA player, dies at 71," 10 Apr. 2020 He was ejected from the three-wheeler and sustained a serious head injury. Ryan Vlahovich, azcentral, "Man dead after 3-wheeler crash near Indian School Road and 63rd Drive," 4 Apr. 2020 That’s the young actor James Caan, furrowed brow, playing a hitchhiker, speaking through the passenger window of a station wagon from which he’s just been ejected. Stuart Franklin, The New York Review of Books, "Ellroy Confidential," 10 Mar. 2020 Along with missing Beal, the Wizards lost Isaiah Thomas 90 seconds into their last game against the Blazers after he was ejected for making contact with a referee. Jamie Goldberg, oregonlive, "Portland Trail Blazers vs. Washington Wizards: Game preview, TV channel, how to watch live stream online," 3 Mar. 2020 He was ejected from the opener after kicking Titans safety Kenny Vaccaro in the face, and benched for the Patriots game because of ineffectiveness. cleveland, "Greg Robinson, whom the Browns aren’t re-signing, found with 157 pounds of weed, faces up to 20 years in prison," 20 Feb. 2020 The impact sent his car into a spin, and he was ejected and killed. Imelda García, Dallas News, "After fatal crash, Pleasant Grove residents live in constant fear of weekend drag races in Dallas," 19 Feb. 2020 Cambridge further hurt the team after he was ejected for stepping on Javon Pickett’s leg. Giana Han, al, "3 takeaways from Auburn’s loss to Missouri," 16 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of eject

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for eject

Middle English, from Latin ejectus, past participle of eicere, from e- + jacere

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The first known use of eject was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Eject.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eject. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of eject

: to force (someone) to leave
: to push (something) out
: to use a special device that throws you out and away from an airplane in an emergency : to use an ejection seat


\ i-ˈjekt How to pronounce eject (audio) \
ejected; ejecting

Kids Definition of eject

: to force or push out He was ejected from the meeting. The machine ejected the tape.
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Medical Definition of eject

: to force out or expel from within blood ejected from the heart— S. F. Mason

Other Words from eject

ejection \ -​ˈjek-​shən How to pronounce ejection (audio) \ noun

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