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
This time, the building was emitting the order to protesters as Issa huddled on the roof.
The net effect of that is that, for the first time since the energy crisis 40 years ago, electricity production emits less carbon dioxide than transportation — that is, than the emissions from trucks and cars.
Some companies that favor continued U.S. involvement in the deal stand to benefit directly from greater worldwide demand for lower-emitting energy sources, such as natural gas and renewable power.
WATCH: EARTH-ORBITING TELESCOPE SEES FAR SIDE OF SUN How can a telescope orbiting Earth detect light emitted from the far side of the sun?
But it may be replaced by carbon-emitting power sources such as coal or natural gas.
But the power may be replaced by electricity generated by carbon-emitting fuels such as coal or gas.
Roughly two dozen facilities that emit at least 100,000 metric tons of carbon pollution each year are covered by the clean-air rule.
Absent those conditions, the vehicles emit four to five times the pollutants than are allowed, the suit says.
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Origin and Etymology of emit
Latin emittere to send out, from e- + mittere to send
First Known Use: 1598
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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