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
- 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.
- 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.
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
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)