[ ih-jekt ]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to drive or force out; expel, as from a place or position: The police ejected the hecklers from the meeting.

  2. to dismiss, as from office or occupancy.

  1. to evict, as from property.

  2. to throw out, as from within; throw off.

verb (used without object)
  1. to propel oneself from a damaged or malfunctioning airplane, as by an ejection seat: When the plane caught fire, the pilot ejected.

Origin of eject

First recorded in 1545–55; from Latin ējectus “thrown out” (past participle of ējicere ), equivalent to ē- + jec- (combining form of jacere ) “to throw” + -tus past participle suffix; see e-1

Other words for eject

1 oust, remove, drive out, cast out, throw out
3 oust, turn out, kick out, dispossess
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Other words from eject

  • non·e·ject·ing, adjective
  • re·e·ject, verb (used with object)
  • un·e·ject·ed, adjective

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How to use eject in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for eject


/ (ɪˈdʒɛkt) /

  1. (tr) to drive or force out; expel or emit

  2. (tr) to compel (a person) to leave; evict; dispossess

  1. (tr) to dismiss, as from office

  2. (intr) to leave an aircraft rapidly, using an ejection seat or capsule

  3. (tr) psychiatry to attribute (one's own motivations and characteristics) to others

Origin of eject

C15: from Latin ejicere, from jacere to throw

Derived forms of eject

  • ejection, noun

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