\ i-ˈjekt \
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 \ adjective
ejection \ i-​ˈjek-​shən \ noun
ejective \ i-​ˈjek-​tiv \ 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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Williams was ejected after drawing an unnecessary roughness penalty on the play. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, "The NFL’s Penalty Problem," 13 Sep. 2018 The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the pilot ejected after developing engine trouble at an altitude of 2,000 feet. Fox News, "Air Force pilot ejects as jet trainer crashes in Oklahoma," 17 Aug. 2018 Blue Jays Manager John Gibbons was also ejected in that inning after exchanging words with the home-plate umpire, Lance Barrett. David Waldstein, New York Times, "For the Yankees, a Win Ends With Concerns About Aroldis Chapman," 7 July 2018 Parting shot Padres manager Andy Green was ejected Friday after arguing with veteran umpire Joe West. Paul Sullivan, chicagotribune.com, "Dodgers and Cubs could be headed for another postseason showdown," 17 June 2018 Tempers flare Tristan Thompson, who had two points in the loss, was ejected in the closing seconds of overtime after fouling Shaun Livingston. Aj Neuharth-keusch, USA TODAY, "LeBron scores 51, Cavs fall in overtime: Must-see moments from wild Game 1 of NBA Finals," 1 June 2018 Justin Belcher, 23, was ejected in the incident shortly after midnight on the Sugarloaf Parkway on-ramp, according to police. Steve Burns, ajc, "Motorcyclist killed in Gwinnett crash," 14 May 2018 Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was ejected in the bottom of the eighth inning after arguing when Adam Frazier was called out for running outside the baseline. George Sipple, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers lose, 1-0, at Pittsburgh; Alex Wilson yields walk-off HR," 26 Apr. 2018 McCain was ejected from the New England game last year after him and Amendola got into a scuffle after a reception. Chris Perkins, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Dolphins express optimism about personnel changes," 13 Apr. 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 \
ejected; ejecting

Kids Definition of eject

: to force or push out He was ejected from the meeting. The machine ejected the tape.
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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 \ noun

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