\ 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 eject (audio) \ adjective
ejection \ i-​ˈjek-​shən How to pronounce eject (audio) \ noun
ejective \ i-​ˈjek-​tiv How to pronounce eject (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 If there is a used capsule in your machine, eject it and close the machine. Tamara Gane, Southern Living, "How to Clean a Nespresso Machine," 9 Apr. 2021 This is a great safety net against sudden movements that can cause the device to eject, which in turn, could corrupt your files. NBC News, "Seagate Backup Plus Slim: Why it's my work-from-home must-have," 26 Mar. 2021 One chemical, conazolium A, looks like a pheromone that makes female worms swim in tight, tail-chasing circles before spewing their eggs; another is reminiscent of uric acid, which prompts males to eject gobs of sperm. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, "Cone Snails Are Liars and Murderers," 12 Mar. 2021 Groups will self-police and eject members who don't carry their weight. Bruno Guicardi, Forbes, "Cracking The Code On Cross-Functional Teams," 25 Feb. 2021 This mechanism allowed the Senate to pass Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package earlier this month, even though the arcane requirements of the process forced Democratic senators to eject provisions like a $15/hour minimum wage. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "Mitch McConnell Doesn’t Care About Saving the Senate," 16 Mar. 2021 He’s not the only maker attempting to force-eject aesthetes from the world of fast design by using ancient techniques and timeless materials. New York Times, "Two Emerging Designers Who Find Comfort in Antiquity," 10 Mar. 2021 Once the backup process is complete, eject your phone first before unplugging. Michael Rodgers Obunga, chicagotribune.com, "How to back up your iPhone," 7 Mar. 2021 Cuomo reportedly told Stewart-Cousins on Sunday that the only way to eject him from office will be through impeachment. Nicholas Rowan, Washington Examiner, "More than 40 Democratic state lawmakers call for Cuomo's resignation," 8 Mar. 2021

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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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3 May 2021

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“Eject.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eject. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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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 eject (audio) \ noun

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