eject

verb
\ 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

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Other Words from eject

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

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Green, who brushed off a late-game altercation with Tristan Thompson that occurred after Thompson was ejected from the game, was fine with Kerr’s having said the win was partially a result of luck. Benjamin Hoffman And Marc Stein, New York Times, "N.B.A. Finals: Warriors Survive Superman’s Best Punch in Game 1," 1 June 2018 Limited options: The Brewers' lack of manpower came into play immediately after Counsell was ejected. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Mets 3, Brewers 2: Wilmer Flores' walk-off homer wins it," 15 Apr. 2018 The same day, during an exercise in the East African nation of Djibouti, another Marine CH-53 helicopter was damaged on landing and a Marine AV-8B Harrier jump jet crashed after the pilot ejected. Paul Sonne, Washington Post, "Military suffers spate of aviation accidents as Trump announces plans to send National Guard to border," 5 Apr. 2018 The Marine pilot ejected before the crash and was being checked for injuries, authorities said. Jeffrey Collins, Fox News, "New military jet crashes, pilot ejects in S Carolina," 28 Sep. 2018 Two people were ejected during the crash, police said. Robert A. Cronkleton, kansascity, "One killed, two critically injured in three-vehicle crash near KC's Downtown Airport," 21 June 2018 The worker in the construction vehicle, 41-year-old Robert Wilson Jr., was ejected from the vehicle and taken to Osceola County Regional Medical Center in critical condition, authorities said. Michael Williams, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Construction accident kills 1, injures 2 on Florida's Turnpike, troopers say," 19 June 2018 Twelve undocumented immigrants were ejected on impact, Boyd said. Tim Stelloh /, NBC News, "Five undocumented immigrants killed after high-speed chase in Texas," 17 June 2018 Officials initially said all five were ejected, but updated the information late Monday confirming two were. Kelsey Mo, azcentral, "Mom of teen hurt in Gilbert crash: 'He's never going to be the same'," 21 May 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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The first known use of eject was in the 15th century

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More Definitions for eject

eject

verb

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

eject

verb
\ 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.
\ 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 ejection (audio) \ noun

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