Definition of eject
1a : to throw out especially by physical force, authority, or influence ejected the player from the gameb : to evict from property
2 : to throw out or off from within ejects the empty cartridges
ejectableplay \i-ˈjek-tə-bəl\ adjective
ejectionplay \i-ˈjek-shən\ noun
ejectiveplay \i-ˈjek-tiv\ adjective
Examples of eject in a Sentence
The machine automatically ejected the CD.
The pilot ejected when his plane caught fire.
Recent Examples of eject from the Web
Such an event in the LMC, which has 10% of the Milky Way’s mass, could easily eject it from the satellite galaxy altogether.
The feisty, indefatigable Renteria has been ejected five times already, including a span of four ejections over seven home games.
A 4-year-old girl was ejected from the Buick and was transported via Samaritan Medical Transport helicopter to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne with serious injuries.
The driver was wearing a seat belt, but she was partly ejected out of her open window.
A 29-year-old man was killed Sunday night when a car ran him over after he was ejected into oncoming traffic from his motorcycle in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood, authorities said.
Cycling faced withering scrutiny during the Festina affair of 1998, so named after the French team that was ejected from the Tour de France for evidence of doping.
When Saudi Arabia ejected the U.S. air operations center for the region in 2003, Qatar took it on.
Most still use chemical thrusters ejecting burning gases for that task, although there are plenty of satellites using XIPS to remain on station.
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Origin and Etymology of eject
Middle English, from Latin ejectus, past participle of eicere, from e- + jacere
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of eject
EJECT Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of eject for Students
: 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.
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