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Eject

Eject \E"ject\, n. [See Eject, v. t.] (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. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] ||

Eject

Eject \E*ject"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ejected; p. pr. & vb. n. Ejecting.] [L. ejectus, p. p. of ejicere; e out + jacere to throw. See Jet a shooting forth.]

  1. To expel; to dismiss; to cast forth; to thrust or drive out; to discharge; as, to eject a person from a room; to eject a traitor from the country; to eject words from the language. ``Eyes ejecting flame.''
    --H. Brooke.

  2. (Law) To cast out; to evict; to dispossess; as, to eject tenants from an estate.

    Syn: To expel; banish; drive out; discharge; oust; evict; dislodge; extrude; void.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

eject

verb
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Press the stop button again to eject the tape.
▪ Several demonstrators were ejected from the hall.
▪ The driver was ejected when the car hit an embankment and rolled over.
▪ The manager threatened to have them ejected if there was any more trouble.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Did you see me eject anybody?
▪ Finch ejected the cassette, peered at it, replaced it and tried again.
▪ From time to time it contracted, and Davies saw a small pale mass ejected.
▪ Let them see that Seton was ejected.
▪ One of the ejected was Samuel Newell.
▪ The ultimate fate of most of this collision debris is to collide again with the satellite from which it was originally ejected.
▪ This concerned the way in which electrons were ejected from metals by an incident beam of light.
WordNet

eject

  1. v. put out or expel from a place; "The child was expelled from the classroom" [syn: expel, chuck out, exclude, throw out, kick out, turf out, boot out, turn out]

  2. eliminate (substances) from the body [syn: discharge, expel, release]

  3. leave an aircraft rapidly, using an ejection seat or capsule

  4. cause to come out in a squirt; "the boy squirted water at his little sister" [syn: squirt, force out, squeeze out]

Wiktionary

eject

n. 1 (context uncountable English) A button on a machine that causes something to be ejected from the machine. 2 (context psychology countable English) (''by analogy with subject and object'') an inferred object of someone else's consciousness vb. 1 (context transitive English) To compel (a person or persons) to leave. 2 (context transitive English) To throw out or remove forcefully.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

eject

mid-15c., from Latin eiectus "thrown out," past participle of eicere "throw out, cast out, thrust out; drive into exile, expel, drive away," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + -icere, comb. form of iacere "to throw" (see jet (v.)). Related: Ejected; ejecting. Ejecta "matter thrown out by a volcano" is from 1851.

Wikipedia

Eject (Transformers)

Eject is a fictional character from the various Transformers universes.

Usage examples of "eject".

Crack, crack, crack, their trigger hands in constant motion, ejecting old shells, chambering fresh ones, not really aiming as they yanked off their bullets, the recoils jolting them.

These heavily optimized fake stem cells biological robots in all but name spawn like cancer, ejecting short-lived anucleated secondary cells.

Rather than devise a model of the atom based on theoretical ideas as Thomson had done, Rutherford intended to probe atomic structure by bombarding atoms with particles ejected from radioactive atoms.

It is a black-brown liquor, secreted by a small gland into an oval pouch, and through a connecting duct is ejected at will by the cuttle fish which inhabits the seas of Europe, especially the Mediterranean.

His parachute was equipped with an emergency beeper that would have squalled over Guard channel if he had ejected, but nothing had been heard that afternoon.

They either know that you were shot down or you had engine failure or you ejected or something.

Gorton reached across, took the rifle away, ejected the magazine, and closed the bolt.

He ejected the magazine from his rifle and fished in his bandolier for another, becoming acutely aware that he was running dangerously low.

Gant had to be alive - the Russian activity confirmed that - but had he ejected or landed?

Gant fumblingly ejected the cartridge, thrust a new round into the breech, raised the gun - two more dogs, now on the ice, but he could no longer care even about dogs - and fired.

What bothered him was that the pilot of the third Mig ejected without having a missile on his tail .

In addition, the URT-33 had broadcast his position to everyone from the moment he had ejected until he had finally shut it off.

The death toll was up to eight, not counting the two pilots who ejected over Iraq.

Another frantic slave-child was ejected upwards from the scrum by the door, screaming until it slapped into the ceiling and dropped lifeless to the slowly tilting deck.

Would it come splattering up out of him, some ghastly lung-vomit, ejected, left drooped over the side of the gascraft like some pale blue mass of seaweed, leaving him to gasp and choke and die?