\ 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.
Recent Examples on the Web The pilot successfully ejected and was transported to the 96th Medical Group Hospital for evaluation and monitoring. John Sharp | Jsharp@al.com, al, "F-35 crashes at Eglin Air Force base; second crash in two weeks," 20 May 2020 His passing attack took a blow when top receiver Lee DeRamus was among a handful of players ejected in the third quarter after a skirmish. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "50 in 50: Darrell Bevell's surprise scamper and a Rose Bowl triumph for Wisconsin," 6 May 2020 The pilot ejected and parachuted to safety before the Air National Guard F-16 slammed into the warehouse May 16, There was no explosion from the crash and no serious injuries among workers at the business about 65 miles east of Los Angeles. CBS News, "Hydraulic failure caused military F-16 fighter jet crash in Southern California, report says," 23 Apr. 2020 The dog was ejected from the car and died at the scene. Michael Cabanatuan, SFChronicle.com, "Second woman dies after SUV drives off cliff in San Francisco," 22 Apr. 2020 Girtley was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel. Pat Brennan, Cincinnati.com, "Police identify woman killed in Sunday crash in Florence," 6 Apr. 2020 The motorcyclist was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. Gwendolyn Wu, Houston Chronicle, "One dead, male injured in spate of overnight crashes," 29 Mar. 2020 Devin Booker finished with a game-high 39 points, but was ejected from the game after receiving his second technical following a dunk and staring at DeAndre' Bembry with 1:35 left in the game and the Suns trailing, 117-108. Duane Rankin, azcentral, "Devin Booker ejected in Phoenix Suns' loss to Atlanta Hawks," 14 Jan. 2020 Freeman had been ejected from the car and pinned underneath it. oregonlive, "DUII driver admits to drinking 7 beers at party, killing 16-year-old in SE Portland crash," 31 Dec. 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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Cite this Entry

“Eject.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eject. Accessed 5 Jun. 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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