\ 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 system can eject drones from vehicles traveling as fast as 50 miles an hour. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Turning a Baseball Pitching Machine Into a Military Drone Launcher," 24 Nov. 2019 When waters become unusually warm, corals eject the algae, leaving reefs a ghostly white. The Economist, "How to save the world’s coral reefs," 24 Oct. 2019 The refs saw more than just a tangle and ejected Carter-Williams, but the spark didn’t do much for the Magic, who had squandered a seven-point, third-quarter lead and watched the Heat go on a 20-4 run. Chris Hays, orlandosentinel.com, "Heat knock off Magic in turnover-filled preseason finale," 16 Oct. 2019 The impact ejected Scott off the bicycle and onto the roadway. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "Bicylist recovering in intensive care from hit-and-run head injury," 4 Oct. 2019 Burfict was flagged for unnecessary roughness and ejected, before the league determined his season-long ban (based in part on his prior track record) — the longest for an on-field act in the league's history. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, "Derek Carr defends Vontaze Burfict, calls season-long suspension 'excessive', unfair," 1 Oct. 2019 These eruptions ejected massive amounts of heat-trapping gases such as carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, enabling runaway global warming and related effects such as ocean acidification and anoxia, a loss of dissolved oxygen in water. Michael Greshko, National Geographic, "What are mass extinctions, and what causes them?," 30 Sep. 2019 Between fighting, trash-talking, getting ejected, being suspended, questioning coaches, ripping quarterbacks and requesting a trade, Ramsey has crammed a career's worth of chaos into 51 games. Mark Long, chicagotribune.com, "Jalen Ramsey’s roller-coaster ride has been ongoing for years," 27 Sep. 2019 The impact partially ejected the driver, who died at the scene. Rick Hurd, The Mercury News, "Sunnyvale: Driver killed in crash on Highway 101 off-ramp," 23 Sep. 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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3 Dec 2019

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“Eject.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ejects. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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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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