Definition of eject
1 a : 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>
ejectableplay \-ˈjek-tə-bəl\ adjective
ejectionplay \-ˈjek-shən\ noun
ejectiveplay \-ˈjek-tiv\ adjective
Examples of eject in a sentence
The machine automatically ejected the CD.
The pilot ejected when his plane caught fire.
Origin and Etymology of eject
Middle English, from Latin ejectus, past participle of eicere, from e- + jacere
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of eject
EJECT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of eject for English Language Learners
: 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 Defined for Kids
Definition of eject for Students
: to force or push out <He was ejected from the meeting.> <The machine ejected the tape.>
Word Root of eject
The Latin word jacere, meaning “to throw,” and its form jactus give us the root ject. Words from the Latin jacere have something to do with throwing. To reject is to throw back or away. To eject is to throw out. To inject is to throw one thing into another. To project is to throw forward onto a surface.
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