Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To throw out forcefully; expel.
  • intransitive verb To compel to leave.
  • intransitive verb To evict.
  • intransitive verb Sports To disqualify or force (a player or coach) to leave the playing area for the remainder of a game.
  • intransitive verb To make an emergency exit from an aircraft by deployment of an ejection seat or capsule.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun In projective geometry, the figure composed of straights and planes made in projecting the. original.
  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Philos.) 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 verb To expel; to dismiss; to cast forth; to thrust or drive out; to discharge
  • transitive verb (Law) To cast out; to evict; to dispossess.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Middle English ejecten, from Latin ēicere, ēiect- : ē-, ex-, ex- + iacere, to throw; see yē- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin ēiectus, from e-, combining form of ex- ("out") + iectus, variant form of iactus, perfect passive participle of iacere ("to throw").

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