Eject meaning

ĭ-jĕkt
To throw out forcefully; expel.

The burning house ejected yellow flames into the night sky.

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Eject is defined as to release or give off.

An example of eject is a dvd player releasing a disc; the player ejects the disc.

An example of eject is a wild fire giving off smoke; the fire ejects smoke.

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To make an emergency exit from an aircraft by deployment of an ejection seat or capsule.
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To cause (something) to come out of a machine.

Press that button to eject the video tape.

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(sports) To disqualify or force (a player or coach) to leave the playing area for the remainder of a game.
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To throw out; cast out; expel; emit; discharge.

The chimney ejects smoke.

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To drive out; evict.

To eject a heckler.

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To be ejected from an aircraft as by means of an ejection seat.
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To remove from premises; to push out or cast off.
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To compel (a person or persons) to leave.

The man started a fight and was ejected from the bar.

Andrew was ejected from his apartment for not paying the rent.

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To throw out or remove forcefully.

In other news, a Montreal man was ejected from his car when he was involved in an accident.

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(US) To compel (a sports player) to leave the field because of inappropriate behaviour.
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(intransitive) To project oneself from an aircraft.

The pilot lost control of the plane and had to eject.

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(intransitive) To come out of a machine.

I can't get this cassette to eject.

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A button on a machine that causes something to be ejected from the machine.

When the tape stops, press eject.

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(psychology) (by analogy with subject and object) An inferred object of someone else's consciousness.
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Origin of eject

  • Middle English ejecten from Latin ēicere ēiect- ē-, ex- ex- iacere to throw yē- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin ēiectus, from e-, combining form of ex- (“out”) + iectus, variant form of iactus, perfect passive participle of iacere (“to throw”).

    From Wiktionary