eject

verb
\ 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

She was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. Andrew Stanton, BostonGlobe.com, "Providence woman killed in crash," 13 July 2019 Twelve data recorders will eject in pairs and fall into the ocean. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "NASA tests abort system for the Orion spacecraft that will carry humans to the moon in 2024," 2 July 2019 The driver, whose identity wasn't released, was ejected from the bus and died, according to Alvarado. Fox News, "Colorado bus carrying church group kills 2, leaves 13 injured," 24 June 2019 Two of the SUV’s six occupants were ejected from the vehicle in the crash, Sawyer said, and the driver and three passengers were transported to area hospitals for treatment. Emily Brindley, courant.com, "Higganum teenager killed in crash at Hammonasset Beach State Park," 23 June 2019 The 24-year-old driver of the Envoy was ejected and died six hours later at the hospital. Matt Peterson, Dallas News, "Street race ends in deadly crash off I-35E overpass in Dallas' Medical District," 22 June 2019 Stevens was ejected from his seat and was escorted out by security. Terry Collins, Fortune, "Who Is Mark Stevens? Here's What We Know About the VC Banned for Shoving Raptors Star Kyle Lowry," 6 June 2019 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

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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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eject

verb

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

eject

verb
\ 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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\ i-ˈjekt How to pronounce eject (audio) \

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