eject

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verb \i-ˈjekt\

Definition of eject

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to throw out especially by physical force, authority, or influence ejected the player from the gameb :  to evict from property

  3. 2 :  to throw out or off from within ejects the empty cartridges

ejectable

play \i-ˈjek-tə-bəl\ adjective

ejection

play \i-ˈjek-shən\ noun

ejective

play \i-ˈjek-tiv\ adjective

Examples of eject in a Sentence

  1. The machine automatically ejected the CD.

  2. The pilot ejected when his plane caught fire.

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Origin and Etymology of eject

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

Synonym Discussion of 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

EJECT Defined for English Language Learners

eject

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verb

Definition of eject for English Language Learners

  • : 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


EJECT Defined for Kids

eject

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verb \i-ˈjekt\

Definition of eject for Students

ejected

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ejecting

  1. :  to force or push out He was ejected from the meeting. The machine ejected the tape.

Word Root of eject

The Latin word jacere, meaning “to throw,” and its form jactus give us the root ject. Words from the Latin jacere have something to do with throwing. To reject is to throw back or away. To eject is to throw out. To inject is to throw one thing into another. To project is to throw forward onto a surface.


Medical Dictionary

eject

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transitive verb \i-ˈjekt\

Medical Definition of eject

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

ejection

\-ˈjek-shən\play noun

Law Dictionary

eject

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transitive verb \i-ˈjekt\

Legal Definition of eject



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