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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eject, chuck out, exclude, turf out, boot out, turn outverb

    put out or expel from a place

    "The unruly student was excluded from the game"

  2. exhaust, discharge, expel, eject, releaseverb

    eliminate (a substance)

    "combustion products are exhausted in the engine"; "the plant releases a gas"

  3. ejectverb

    leave an aircraft rapidly, using an ejection seat or capsule

  4. squirt, force out, squeeze out, ejectverb

    cause to come out in a squirt

    "the boy squirted water at his little sister"


  1. ejectnoun

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

    When the tape stops, press eject.

  2. ejectnoun

    (by analogy with subject and object) an inferred object of someone else's consciousness

    When the tape stops, press eject.

  3. ejectverb

    To force (a person or persons) to leave.

  4. ejectverb

    To be thrown out violently.

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

  5. ejectverb

    To compel (a sports player) to leave the field because of inappropriate behaviour.

  6. ejectverb

    To cause (something) to come out of a machine.

    Press that button to eject the video tape.

  7. ejectverb

    To project oneself from an aircraft.

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

  8. ejectverb

    To come out of a machine.

    I can't get this cassette to eject.

  9. Etymology: From eiectus, from e-, combining form of ex- + iectus, variant form of iactus, perfect passive participle of iacere.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To EJECTverb

    Etymology: ejicio ejectum, Latin.

    Infernal lightning sallies from his throat!
    Ejected sparks upon the billows float! George Sandys.

    The heart, as said, from its contracted cave,
    On the left side ejects the bounding wave. Richard Blackmore, Creation.

    Tears may spoil the eyes, but not wash away the affliction; sighs may exhaust the man, but not eject the burthen. South.

    It was the force of conquest; force with force
    Is well ejected, when the conquer’d can. John Milton, Agonistes.

    The French king was again ejected when our king submitted to the church. John Dryden, Rel. Laici. Preface to.

    We are peremptory to dispatch
    This viperous traitor; to eject him hence,
    Were but our danger; and to keep him here,
    Our certain death; therefore it is decreed
    He dies to-night. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    To have ejected whatsoever the church doth make account of, be it never so harmless in itself, and of never so ancient continuance, without any other crime to charge it with, than only that it hath been the hap thereof to be used by the church of Rome, and not to be commanded in the word of God, could not have been defended. Richard Hooker.

    Will any man say, that if the words whoring and drinking were by parliament ejected out of the English tongue, we should all awake next morning chaste and temperate? Jonathan Swift.


  1. eject

    To force or throw something out, typically in a violent or sudden manner. This can also refer to the act of officially making someone leave a place or position.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ejectverb

    to expel; to dismiss; to cast forth; to thrust or drive out; to discharge; as, to eject a person from a room; to eject a traitor from the country; to eject words from the language

  2. Ejectverb

    to cast out; to evict; to dispossess; as, to eject tenants from an estate

  3. Etymology: [See Eject, v. t.]


  1. Eject

    Eject is a fictional character from the various Transformers universes.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Eject

    e-jekt′, v.t. to cast out: to dismiss: to dispossess of: to expel.—ns. E′ject, a coinage of Prof. Clifford for an inferred existence, a thing thrown out of one's own consciousness, as distinguished from object, a thing presented in one's consciousness; Ejec′tion, discharge: expulsion: state of being ejected: vomiting: that which is ejected.—adj. Ejec′tive.—ns. Eject′ment, expulsion; dispossession: (law) an action for the recovery of the possession of land; Eject′or, one who ejects or dispossesses another of his land: any mechanical apparatus for ejecting. [L. ejectāre, freq. of ejicĕre, ejectume, out, jacĕre, to throw.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of eject in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of eject in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of eject in a Sentence

  1. Lawrence Szarka:

    We think that a nauseated feeling is an evolutionary adaptation to eject food that was rotten or toxic.

  2. David Dao attorney:

    If you're going to eject a passenger, under no circumstances can it be done with unreasonable force or violence. That's the law, for a long time, airlines -- United Airlines, in particular -- have bullied us. ... We want respect and we want dignity. That's it. Not a big deal.

  3. Tim Timmons:

    I didn’t ‘eject’ the grounds crew, i just didn’t want all of them behind the tarp, especially with the infield in.

  4. Jesse Winker:

    If they throw [ Wantz ] out, it stops, if Andrew Wantz hits me and they eject Andrew Wantz, I go to first base. If the guy in the cast and their manager don't talk, nothing happens. But they were talking, and I didn't want to talk.READ : Mass brawl overshadows Angels win over the Mariners.

  5. Thomas Demetrio:

    If you're going to eject a passenger, under no circumstances can it be done with unreasonable force or violence. That's the law, for a long time, airlines -- United, in particular -- have bullied us. ... We want respect and we want dignity. That's it. Not a big deal.

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  • изпускам, катапултирам, изгонвамBulgarian
  • vymrštit, vyhodit, vysunoutCzech
  • auswerfen, ausweisen, ausstoßenGerman
  • βγάζωGreek
  • [[tulla]] [[ulos]], [[lentää]] [[ulos]], poistaa, [[ajaa]] [[ulos]], [[saada]] [[ulos]], [[poistaa]] [[kenttä, [[heittää]] [[ulos]], [[laukaista]] [[heittoistuin]], poistua, häätää, [[pelastautua]] [[heittoistuimella]]Finnish
  • éjecter, expulserFrench
  • katapultálHungarian
  • 立ち退かせる, 取り出す, 追い出す, イジェクトJapanese
  • katapultować się, wyrzucać, wysuwać się, wyrzucić, wysunąć się, wysuwać, wysunąćPolish
  • expulsar, ejetarPortuguese
  • выкидываться, выталкивать, извлекать, вытолкнуть, выкинуть, извлечь, высунуться, выбрасываться, выброситься, изгнать, вытолкнуться, выгонять, прогонять, изгонять, выкидывать, выгнать, выбрасывать, катапультироваться, выбросить, выкинуться, выталкиваться, высовываться, прогнатьRussian
  • förvisa, avvisa, kastas ut, kasta ut, slungas, skjuta ut, slunga, utvisaSwedish
  • 喷射Chinese

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