\i-ˈjekt \
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 \ adjective
ejection \ i-​ˈjek-​shən \ noun
ejective \ i-​ˈjek-​tiv \ adjective

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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.

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After Daniel Hudson was ejected in the sixth inning and Edward Paredes gave up a two-run shot to Gregory Polanco in the eighth, Kenley Jansen arrived for a five-out save. Andy Mccullough, latimes.com, "Dodgers have an eventful 6-4 win over the Pirates," 5 July 2018 Houston's Eric Alexander received his second yellow card and was ejected in the 87th. Houston Chronicle, "Sporting Kansas City rallies to defeat Dynamo," 23 June 2018 Straily and Mattingly were automatically ejected in the second inning of Tuesday’s 6-3 loss at San Francisco after Straily hit Posey on the left arm with a pitch. Craig Davis, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Marlins Dan Straily, Don Mattingly suspended following beanball incident," 21 June 2018 The crash, in which the pilot ejected safely and no spectators were injured, sent a fireball and smoke into the sky in front of tens of thousands of spectators. John Sowell, idahostatesman, "Hang glider pilot who died at Mountain Home Air Force Base was an air show veteran," 2 June 2018 But in his first game with the Tigers on March 30, Gardenhire was ejected in the 10th inning after Nicholas Castellanos’ winning run was overturned by replay officials in New York. Chris Nelsen, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers' wives sweat it out, volunteer with Salvation Army," 16 May 2018 In the weeks ahead, the volcano could eject blocks up to 2 yards (1.8 meters) in diameter a little less than a mile (1.6 kilometer) away, the USGS said. Fox News, "Scientists: Kilauea volcano may have explosive eruption," 11 May 2018 In the weeks ahead, the volcano could eject blocks up to 2 yards (1.8 meters) in diameter a little less than a mile (1.6 kilometer) away, the USGS said. Washington Post, "Scientists: Kilauea volcano may have explosive eruption," 10 May 2018 Its diplomacy helped end apartheid in South Africa and bring independence to Zimbabwe (now hoping to return to the fold, after Robert Mugabe flounced out before being ejected in 2003). The Economist, "Is the Commonwealth a plausible substitute for the EU?," 12 Apr. 2018

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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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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 \
ejected; ejecting

Kids Definition of eject

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

\i-ˈjekt \

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 \ noun

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