What does emit mean?

Definitions for emitɪˈmɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word emit.

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"


  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

  3. Origin: [L. emittere to send out; e out + mittere to send. See Mission.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Emit

    e-mit′, v.t. to send out: to throw or give out: in issue: to utter (a declaration):—pr.p. emit′ting; pa.p. emit′ted.n. Em′issary, one sent out on a secret mission: a spy: an underground channel by which the water of a lake escapes.—adj. that is sent forth.—n. Emis′sion, the act of emitting: that which is issued at one time.—adjs. Emis′sive, Emis′sory, emitting, sending out.—Emission theory, the theory that all luminous bodies emit with equal velocities a number of elastic corpuscles, which travel in straight lines, are reflected, and are refracted. [L. emittĕre, emissume, out of, mittĕre, to send.]

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Anagrams for emit »

  1. time

  2. mite

  3. item


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of emit in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of emit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Enemies of art are the opposite of the Sun; they emit darkness instead of light!

  2. Michael Manga:

    We're trying to understand first, why do geysers exist? why don't they just continually emit water, like a spring?

  3. Simon Spurrier:

    True, I can fly at Mach-50 without effort and emit regenerative energy when I touch my brother, but mostly that's behind me.

  4. Jean Paul Richter:

    Flowers never emit so sweet and strong a fragrance as before a storm. When a storm approaches thee, be as fragrant as a sweet-smelling flower.

  5. RVM:

    Some people emit negative fumes, while others vibrate POSITIVE ENERGY. Stay close to the Positive ones; otherwise you will be smoked to death.

Images & Illustrations of emit

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