Definitions

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

  • intransitive & transitive verb To come or send forth, as from a source: synonym: stem.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To flow out or issue; proceed, as from a source or origin; come or go forth: used chiefly of intangible things: as, light emanates from the sun; fragrance emanates from flowers; power emanates from the people.
  • To send or give out; manifest.
  • Issuing out; emanant. Southey.

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

  • intransitive verb To issue forth from a source; to flow out from more or less constantly.
  • intransitive verb To proceed from, as a source or fountain; to take origin; to arise, to originate.
  • adjective rare Issuing forth; emanant.

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

  • verb intransitive To come from a source; stem out of
  • verb transitive, rare To send or give out; manifest.

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

  • verb proceed or issue forth, as from a source
  • verb give out (breath or an odor)

Etymologies

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

[Latin ēmānāre, ēmānāt-, to flow out : ē-, ex-, ex- + mānāre, to flow.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin emanare ("to flow out, spring out of, arise, proceed from"), from e ("out") + manare ("to flow").

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