What does evict mean?

Definitions for evictɪˈvɪkt

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. evict(verb)

    expel or eject without recourse to legal process

    "The landlord wanted to evict the tenants so he banged on the pipes every morning at 3 a.m."

  2. evict, force out(verb)

    expel from one's property or force to move out by a legal process

    "The landlord evicted the tenants after they had not paid the rent for four months"


  1. evict(Verb)

    To expel (one or more people) from their property; to force (one or more people) to move out.

  2. Origin: From Latin evincere, "to vanquish completely."

Webster Dictionary

  1. Evict(verb)

    to dispossess by a judicial process; to dispossess by paramount right or claim of such right; to eject; to oust

  2. Evict(verb)

    to evince; to prove

  3. Origin: [L. evictus, p. p. of evincere to overcome completely, evict. See Evince.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Evict

    e-vikt′, v.t. to dispossess by law: to expel from.—ns. Evic′tion, the act of evicting from house or lands: the dispossession of one person by another having a better title of property in land; Evic′tor. [L. evictus, pa.p. of evincĕre, to overcome.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of evict in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of evict in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ayoub Kara:

    It is forbidden to evict Jews from their homes and there will be consequences, we demand the prime minister's involvement in the matter.

  2. John Hannah:

    While elements of the Iraqi Army have gradually been able to evict ISIS from Iraq's smaller towns and cities, the challenge of liberating Mosul was of a whole different order of magnitude, it’s a vast metropolis that had millions of inhabitants, enormous sectarian and ethnic complexity, and was the historical bastion of Sunni [ Muslim ] revanchism in Iraq. The fight was always going to be toughest in Mosul, which is why it was left for last.

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