\ 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

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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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The pilot of the other Eurofighter Typhoon jet was able to eject safely and survived. Washington Post, "1 pilot dies, 1 survives after German fighter jets collide," 24 June 2019 The plane became airborne again and, less than a second later, Graziano ordered them to eject. Sig Christenson, ExpressNews.com, "After a loud buzzing, T-38 crew in Del Rio had seconds to act," 17 June 2019 He and his back-seater had to eject, and Pedersen had trouble opening his chute. John Wilkens, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Back story: Topgun," 16 June 2019 During the incident, Lowry pleaded with the officials to eject Stevens, which eventually happened. Matt Schneidman, The Mercury News, "Kyle Lowry blasts Warriors minority owner after sideline incident," 6 June 2019 Seconds before the jet crashed, the pilot was forced to eject, said March’s deputy fire chief, Timothy Holliday. Andrew Daniels, Popular Mechanics, "An F-16 Fighter Jet Crashed into a California Warehouse," 17 May 2019 Green was ejected for arguing that call, but Machado was not. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Machado, Green ejected; Padres lose to Rockies," 16 June 2019 After a game in which Reid was ejected for a hit on Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, Reid said the ejection wasn’t warranted and indicated he has been tapped for an inordinate number of random drug tests since joining the team. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, "The Outspoken Voice of the NFL Player Protests—and It Isn’t Colin Kaepernick," 13 Nov. 2018 Green was suspended for Game 5 following his swipe at LeBron James the game before, Curry was ejected late in Game 6 for throwing his mouthpiece in the direction of a fan, and by the end of Game 7, the NBA's golden boys had crumbled. Aj Neuharth-keusch, USA TODAY, "Chronicling the Warriors' incredible, but rocky, rise to dynasty status," 11 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 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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