\ 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.
Recent Examples on the Web The incident occurred midway through the third quarter, after Celtics point guard Kemba Walker was ejected for swearing at a referee after Walker believed Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge should have been called for fouling him. Adam Himmelsbach, BostonGlobe.com, "Fan arrested for throwing alcoholic beverage onto court at TD Garden," 9 Jan. 2020 Corey Perry was ejected for elbowing Nashville defenseman Ryan Ellis in the head. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, "With a uniquely Dallas atmosphere, the Stars’ Winter Classic victory at the Cotton Bowl had it all," 1 Jan. 2020 But Shaun Wade was ejected for targeting, and the Tigers responded to cut the deficit to 16-14 at the half. Tim Bielik, cleveland, "Ohio State football leads Clemson, 16-14, at halftime, but loses Shaun Wade: See social media reaction," 29 Dec. 2019 Over the summer Gardner was ejected multiple times for pounding his bat throughout the dugout as a way of showing his displeasure for the umpiring crews. Jeff Bailey, The Denver Post, "Festivus 2019: The airing of grievances, sports edition," 23 Dec. 2019 Isaiah Thomas The Wizards guard was ejected Saturday night in Philadelphia for confronting two heckling fans in the 76ers’ 125-108 victory. SFChronicle.com, "Wizards’ Isaiah Thomas gets a sweet explanation for why a fan cursed him out," 22 Dec. 2019 The depth at the position took another blow when freshman George Pickens, who shares the team lead in receptions with Cager, was ejected for fighting in last week's 52-7 win over Georgia Tech. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, "LSU vs. Georgia SEC championship game (12/7) 2019 live stream; time, TV channel, odds, watch online," 7 Dec. 2019 Garnet Hathaway was ejected for spitting on an opponent and now the Washington Capitals winger may have to swallow more punishment from the NHL. Stephen Whyno, baltimoresun.com, "Capitals brace for Hathaway to be suspended for spitting," 19 Nov. 2019 Pick: Patriots by 14 Dolphins at Steelers (-14½) Miami rookie Christian Wilkins was ejected last Sunday for punching a Bills player, and safety Bobby McCain apologized after allegedly spitting on a young Buffalo fan. Kevin Cusick, Twin Cities, "The Loop NFL Picks: Week 8," 24 Oct. 2019

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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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15 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Eject.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ejected. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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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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