Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To throw out forcefully; expel.
  • transitive v. To compel to leave: ejected the bar patron who started a fight.
  • transitive v. To evict: ejected tenants for lease violations.
  • transitive v. Sports To disqualify or force (a player or coach) to leave the playing area for the remainder of a game.
  • intransitive v. To make an emergency exit from an aircraft by deployment of an ejection seat or capsule.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To compel (a person or persons) to leave.
  • v. To throw out forcefully.
  • v. To compel (a sports player) to leave the field because of inappropriate behaviour.
  • v. To cause (something) to come out of a machine.
  • v. To project oneself from an aircraft.
  • v. To come out of a machine.
  • n. A button on a machine that causes something to be ejected from the machine.
  • n. (by analogy with subject and object) an inferred object of someone else's consciousness

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An object that is a conscious or living object, and hence not a direct object, but an inferred object or act of a subject, not myself; -- a term invented by W. K. Clifford.
  • transitive v. To expel; to dismiss; to cast forth; to thrust or drive out; to discharge
  • transitive v. To cast out; to evict; to dispossess.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To throw out; cast forth; thrust out; discharge; drive away or expel.
  • Specifically To dismiss, as from office, occupancy, or ownership; turn out: as, to eject an unfaithful officer; to eject a tenant.
  • Synonyms To emit, extrude.
  • To oust, dislodge.
  • n. That which is ejected; specifically, in philosophy, a reality whose existence is inferred, but which is outside of, and from its nature inaccessible to, the consciousness of the one making the inference: thus, the consciousness of one individual is an eject to the consciousness of any other.
  • n. In projective geometry, the figure composed of straights and planes made in projecting the. original.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. put out or expel from a place
  • v. eliminate (a substance)
  • v. leave an aircraft rapidly, using an ejection seat or capsule
  • v. cause to come out in a squirt

Etymologies

Middle English ejecten, from Latin ēicere, ēiect- : ē-, ex-, ex- + iacere, to throw.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin ēiectus, from e-, combining form of ex- ("out") + iectus, variant form of iactus, perfect passive participle of iacere ("to throw"). (Wiktionary)

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