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
According to troopers, both young girls were ejected from the vehicle.
He was ejected and charged with disorderly conduct, possessing instruments of crime — in this case, the fish — and disrupting meetings or processions.
He was ejected from his bike and then hit a metal guardrail.
They both were ejected, but no injuries were reported after the benches and bullpens emptied.
At that point, the remaining material ricochets off the high-density core and is ejected out into space in a massive explosion.
With the Yankees playing their infield in, Betances caught Trevor Plouffe looking at a breaking ball, a call that led to an argument from A’s Manager Bob Melvin, who was ejected by the home-plate umpire, Will Little.
In the draft legislation released Thursday, Republicans propose ejecting from the program homeowners who keep getting flooded but don’t want to sell their houses.
A sudden opening could cause someone to be ejected or increase the risk of injury in a crash.
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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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