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

Pinch your nose skin to see a few: Thin noodles of dead skin that eject from your pores like eels from undersea grottoes. Brennan Kilbane, Allure, "A Comprehensive Guide to the SkincareAddiction Subreddit," 5 Apr. 2019 But a breakaway faction of the insurgency allied to Islamic State has regrouped and rampaged across the northeast, ejecting the army from more than 15 of its most fortified bases. Joe Parkinson, WSJ, "Nigeria Postpones Presidential Election Hours Before Polls Were Set to Open," 16 Feb. 2019 Rialmo — who also shot and killed two people in late 2015 — was ejected from a bar in the 7100 block of West Higgins Avenue following an altercation involving two other people, said Police Department spokesman Tom Ahern. Dan Hinkel, chicagotribune.com, "Days after cleared in bar beating, Chicago cop Robert Rialmo involved in another fight," 13 July 2018 Plasma and particles ejected from the sun get altered and degraded on their journey here. Brian Resnick, Vox, "NASA is shooting a spaceship at the sun. It might help us solve a huge mystery.," 8 Aug. 2018 Thirteen players, including four Australians, were ejected for their part in the brawl which took place in the third quarter of the game in Ciudad de Victoria. BostonGlobe.com, "Terrell Owens off to Chattanooga for induction speech," 4 July 2018 Thirteen players were ejected — four from Australia, including Maker, and nine from the Philippines. Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bucks' Thon Maker involved in brawl during game between Australia and Philippines in FIBA World Cup," 2 July 2018 The organic molecules were discovered in ice grains ejected from geysers through cracks in Enceladus's icy surface. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, "Ingredients for alien life found in icy geysers on Saturn's moon Enceladus," 28 June 2018 Collins, who was itching for a good umpire argument, was soon ejected. John Fay, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati Reds Joey Votto says he went too far, deserved ejection by umpire Carlos Torres," 27 June 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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More Definitions for eject

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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