\ 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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Police said a trooper on patrol found the accident scene at about 1:15 a.m. A woman was found dead inside one vehicle and a man who was apparently ejected from it during the crash was found in the stream bed beneath the I-83 overpass, police said. Erin Cox, baltimoresun.com, "Two killed in Baltimore County crash overnight; involved driver will be charged, police say," 24 June 2018 The passenger who was ejected from the vehicle miraculously survived the crash, and one of the other passengers was transported to the hospital with injuries. Travis Fedschun, Fox News, "Man, ejected from vehicle, survives violent crash at Florida toll plaza," 13 June 2018 Miller, who was ejected from the buggy, died of head injuries three days after the Sept. 1 crash, authorities said. Fredrick Kunkle, Washington Post, "83-year-old woman’s crash with Amish buggy renews calls for retesting older drivers," 7 June 2018 The body of a Holden man who was ejected from a boat on the Tickfaw River was pulled from the water Monday (April 30), the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said. Bob Warren, NOLA.com, "Man's body found after Tickfaw River boat incident," 30 Apr. 2018 The Cubs were already on edge after Kris Bryant took a pitch to the head in the first inning, resulting in two coaches getting ejected. Andrew Joseph, For The Win, "Javier Baez's antics turned into a game-stopping argument about sign stealing," 22 Apr. 2018 When the court finally cleared, the two teams had combined for 56 fouls, six technicals, and a near skirmish that required some creative rules interpretation to keep Wade from getting ejected and perhaps taking Anderson with him. David Murphy, Philly.com, "Sixers beat the Heat - convincingly - at their own game to take lead in NBA playoff series | David Murphy," 19 Apr. 2018 The woman who was ejected was transported to Methodist Hospital via air ambulance. Indianapolis Star, "Teen dies, woman and infant hospitalized after Shelby County crash," 15 Mar. 2018 Wochit One person is dead after being ejected in a car crash in south Phoenix, according to officials. Kelsey Mo, azcentral, "Man ejected in south Phoenix crash with Hummer dies," 22 June 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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