Definitions

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

  • n. The act of ejecting or the condition of being ejected.
  • n. Ejected matter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of ejecting.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of ejecting or casting out; discharge; expulsion; evacuation.
  • n. The act or process of discharging anything from the body, particularly the excretions.
  • n. The state of being ejected or cast out; dispossession; banishment.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of ejecting, or the state of being ejected; expulsion; dismissal; dispossession; rejection.
  • n. That which is ejected; matter thrown out or expelled.
  • n. In philosophy, the mental act of forming an eject.

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

  • n. the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting
  • n. the act of forcing out someone or something

Etymologies

Middle English, from Latin ēiectus, past participle of ēiciō ("throw or thrust out"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Reports indicate Taylor did absolutely nothing to precipitate his ejection from the coffee shop where the event was being held.

    Bob Cesca: When in Doubt, They Beat Up Women

  • Eduardo Saverin's ejection from the company, for instance, seems rather more complicated than the movie suggested.

    Zuckerberg, Zuckerberg, Zuckerberg!

  • I appear to have caught the tone of this New York Times article from 1877, describing the idiom and the practice, in the context of the forcible ejection from the halls of government of one Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, for the offense of ... wearing trousers.

    i'm making some wine from the grapes of wrath

  • Co-founder Eduardo Saverin's ejection from the company, for instance, is turned from a story of inattentive financial management into a senseless betrayal of a friend.

    Facebook: Where genius was 1% inspiration, 99% timeliness

  • Greece is on the verge of collapse or ejection from the EU.

    Crystal balls : The Five Year View

  • Yes, the moral of the story is to be proud of the students who didn't display green cards under threat of ejection from the game.

    intertribal: the stately homes of england, how beautiful they stand

  • The pump feels as if it does it itself, and the shell ejection is very fast and it shoots those shells out at a high velocity.

    Benelli Super Nova vs.

  • Against the euro, meanwhile, sterling has fallen to the depths it reached after its 1992 ejection from the exchange rate mechanism.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • The normal actuation of the parachute of the crew would, almost always occur only by the crew members ejection from the aircraft.

    19 New POW Cases

  • And, as velithya did not defeat Brazil 2/0 or win over Ireland by 15 points and thus lead to their early ejection from the tournament I have no problem wishing her happy birthday.

    30th September '07

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  • BTW I love that site. Design is of course prehistoric-internet in style but the content - fascinating, obscure, and with a feel for the human element as well as the gear - is put together by someone who knows his stuff.

    January 30, 2010

  • The Ejection Site is about the history and development of ejector seats in various kinds of vehicles.

    January 30, 2010