emit

[ih-mit]

verb (used with object), e·mit·ted, e·mit·ting.

to send forth (liquid, light, heat, sound, particles, etc.); discharge.
to give forth or release (a sound): He emitted one shrill cry and then was silent.
to utter or voice, as opinions.
to issue, as an order or a decree.
to issue formally for circulation, as paper money.

Nearby words

  1. emission,
  2. emission nebula,
  3. emission spectrum,
  4. emissive,
  5. emissivity,
  6. emittance,
  7. emitter,
  8. emlyn,
  9. emma,
  10. emmanuel

Origin of emit

1620–30; < Latin ēmittere to send forth, equivalent to ē- e-1 + mittere to send

Related formsre·e·mit, verb (used with object), re·e·mit·ted, re·e·mit·ting.self-e·mit·ted, adjectiveun·e·mit·ted, adjectiveun·e·mit·ting, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for emit

emit

verb emits, emitting or emitted (tr)

to give or send forth; dischargethe pipe emitted a stream of water
to give voice to; uttershe emitted a shrill scream
physics to give off (radiation or particles)
to put (currency) into circulation

Word Origin for emit

C17: from Latin ēmittere to send out, from mittere to send

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Word Origin and History for emit

emit

v.

1620s, from Latin emittere "send forth," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + mittere "to send" (see mission). Related: Emitted; emitting.

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