Examples of emit in a Sentence
The telescope can detect light emitted by distant galaxies.
chimneys emitting thick, black smoke
The brakes emitted a loud squeal.
Recent Examples of emit from the Web
Stars can emit various wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation, including radio waves.
The noxious gases that flame retardants emit during fires can be deadly in their own right.
Recalling iconic 90’s albums but with layers of dreamy sensuality and sultry vocals that are all her own added in, the 6-song project emits a self-assured sound unlike anything else currently on the radio.
Barrett said that's due to the nature of ozone, which isn't emitted directly from factories or motor vehicles.
IQOS still emits an odor, though less than cigarettes.
The Deganello & Pardo UMA Sound Lantern ($479, store.moma.org) emits a warm, campfire-like glow.
But theorist Max Planck’s attempt in 1900 to explain observations about colors emitted from hot objects started scientists down a path that transformed our understanding of how life works at the very smallest scale.
Some sit on the wall opposite the building, which is still emitting smoke, and just stare in silence.
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Origin and Etymology of emit
Latin emittere to send out, from e- + mittere to send
First Known Use: 1598See Words from the same year
EMIT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of emit for English Language Learners
: to send (light, energy, etc.) out from a source
: to make (a certain sound)
EMIT Defined for Kids
Definition of emit for Students
: to send out from a source emit light
Word Root of emit
The Latin word mittere, meaning “to send,” and its form missus give us the roots mit and miss. Words from the Latin mittere have something to do with sending. A missile is an object, such as a bullet, arrow, or rocket, that is sent through the air so as to hit a target. To emit is to send forth or give out. To omit, or leave out, is to send away so as to not be included. To permit, or allow, is to send something through without stopping it.
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