Definitions for emitɪˈmɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

e•mitɪˈmɪt(v.t.)e•mit•ted, e•mit•ting.

  1. to send forth (liquid, light, particles, etc.); discharge.

  2. to utter (a sound):

    to emit a cry.

  3. to voice (opinions, etc.).

  4. to issue formally, as paper money.

Origin of emit:

1620–30; < L ēmittere to send out


Princeton's WordNet

  1. emit, breathe, pass off(verb)

    expel (gases or odors)

  2. emit, give out, give off(verb)

    give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.

    "The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits"

  3. utter, emit, let out, let loose(verb)

    express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)

    "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. emit(verb)ɪˈmɪt

    ≠ absorb

    car exhausts that emit toxic gases; Bats emit high-frequency sounds.


  1. emit(Verb)

    To send out or give off.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Emit(verb)

    to send forth; to throw or give out; to cause to issue; to give vent to; to eject; to discharge; as, fire emits heat and smoke; boiling water emits steam; the sun emits light

  2. Emit(verb)

    to issue forth, as an order or decree; to print and send into circulation, as notes or bills of credit

Anagrams of emit

  1. time

  2. mite

  3. item

Translations for emit

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to give out (light, heat, a sound, a smell etc).

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