\ i-ˈjekt How to pronounce eject (audio) \
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

Other Words from eject

ejectable \ i-​ˈjek-​tə-​bəl How to pronounce eject (audio) \ adjective
ejection \ i-​ˈjek-​shən How to pronounce eject (audio) \ noun
ejective \ i-​ˈjek-​tiv How to pronounce eject (audio) \ adjective

Choose the Right Synonym for 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

Examples of eject in a Sentence

The machine automatically ejected the CD. The pilot ejected when his plane caught fire.
Recent Examples on the Web Most of the world’s coral reefs, including the Great Barrier Reef, will undergo bleaching every few years, meaning the water will be so hot that the coral will eject their symbiotic microorganisms into the water, starving themselves in the process. Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic, 11 May 2022 The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed the incident, telling NBC Los Angeles that the male suspect had been armed with a replica gun that could eject a knife blade when discharged correctly. NBC News, 4 May 2022 Lee also had a replica gun that could eject a knife blade in his possession when he was arrested and booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, the Los Angeles Times reported. Nancy Dillon, Rolling Stone, 4 May 2022 Jones’ motorcycle struck the Malibu that Searcey was driving, causing Jones to eject off the bike and crash into the passenger side of the car. Sarah Nelson, The Indianapolis Star, 13 Apr. 2022 Two Marines were able to eject and walk away alive when their fighter jet crashed on the family plantation of South Carolina's former governor. Fox News, 4 Mar. 2022 Hollywood studios are likely to be impacted by the decision of the European Union over the weekend to eject Russia from the global banking system SWIFT. Pamela Mcclintock, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Feb. 2022 Reich, a member of the NFL’s competition committee, thought the decision to eject Pittman Jr. was excessive. Joel A. Erickson, The Indianapolis Star, 20 Dec. 2021 The colon experiences three types of contractions that work together to mix, knead and ultimately eject poop. Kristen Rogers, CNN, 4 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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15 May 2022

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“Eject.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eject. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for eject


\ i-ˈjekt How to pronounce eject (audio) \
ejected; ejecting

Kids Definition of eject

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


transitive verb
\ i-ˈjekt How to pronounce eject (audio) \

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 How to pronounce eject (audio) \ noun


transitive verb
\ i-ˈjekt How to pronounce eject (audio) \

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