- 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.
Origin of emit
Related Words for emittingbreathe, expend, spit, spill, spew, vent, emanate, pour, beam, utter, ooze, belch, transmit, radiate, exude, secrete, exhale, shed, expel, pronounce
Examples from the Web for emitting
Contemporary Examples of emitting
When a pumpkin is sent to the landfill, it rots, emitting methane, an alarmingly potent greenhouse gas.Eat Your Halloween Pumpkin and Save the Planet!
October 31, 2013
If you take two long-haul flights a year, you are emitting as much carbon as if you had driven an extra car.What Are We Going to Do About Carbon?
June 25, 2013
He walked with the air of a cardinal, emitting words with a nasal tone and melancholy gestures.Pablo Neruda, My Neighbor: Roberto Ampuero Recalls His Childhood
June 21, 2012
Historical Examples of emitting
At any rate, whatever the explanation, the sphere was emitting men!
He fell upon his back, emitting a shrill cry of alarm, like a woman's.The Downfall
Butter was sizzling in the pans and emitting a sharp odor of burnt flour.L'Assommoir
"I should think so," said the Personage, emitting a long whiff of smoke.The Burning Spear
The elderly serang, emitting a strange, inarticulate cry, gave the example.A Personal Record
- 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