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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
emit a signal (=sends one out)
▪ The device emits a signal which can be picked up by a submarine.
▪ When minerals such as quartz and feldspars have received a radiation dose and are then heated, they emit light.
▪ Are black smokers hot enough to emit light visible to the shrimp?
▪ Scientists can learn much about the nature of an object by studying the way it emits and absorbs light and other radiation.
▪ Suppose he were to emit a flash of light from a torch.
▪ The right-angle configuration does not prevent loss of the exciting or the emitted light. 19.
▪ What happens is that a matter particle, such as an electron or a quark, emits a force-carrying particle.
▪ As the emitted particles are absorbed by the surrounding matter, their energy of motion is transformed into heat.
▪ All matter at temperatures above that of absolute zero emits infrared radiation.
▪ Energy lost by electrons as they are evicted from their traps is emitted as light radiation and is termed thermoluminescence.
▪ But a body with a particular temperature must emit radiation at a certain rate.
▪ The lamps emit ultra-violet radiation which has powerful cancer-causing abilities, according to a small pilot study on its effects on mice.
▪ The isotopes are measured by counting their alpha emissions; each isotope emits alpha radiation of a characteristic frequency.
▪ This was suspected because when the particles collide they emit radio signals.
▪ Each transmitter in each fish emits a different signal, explained Vlach.
▪ A transponder is a device that emits radar signals identifying and locating aircraft for air traffic controllers.
▪ The Clown Loach are continually fighting; they emit a clicking sound which I know is territorial.
▪ One emits a low sound. the other a sound of higher pitch.
▪ These emit two distinct sounds, depending on which end one blows into.
▪ Instantly, the metal container began to emit a clicking sound.
▪ She came even closer and emitted a sound like laughter.
▪ This encouraged the natural impulse to whistle, and led in turn to the use of instrumental whistles emitting high-frequency sound.
▪ Sounds emitted by the dolphins were recorded with an underwater microphone.
▪ The Earth emits natural radiation.
▪ The machine emits regular bleeps which indicate the heart rate.
▪ When minerals such as quartz are heated, they emit light.
▪ An average car emits five lungfuls of poisonous carbon monoxide gas per mile.
▪ But soon after lunar sunrise, it emitted an extremely powerful blast of radio energy.
▪ He knew he had acquired an object which emitted other noxious gases - Pitfall Number One - but that wasn't all.
▪ It emitted less than a tenth as much radiation.
▪ Sleep becomes very deep as your brain emits high, wide delta waves.
▪ The ratios change over time as potassium undergoes radioactive decay and emits argon gas.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Emit \E*mit"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Emitted; p. pr. & vb. n. Emitting.] [L. emittere to send out; e out + mittere to send. See Mission.]

  1. To send forth; to throw or give out; to cause to issue; to give vent to; to eject; to discharge; as, fire emits heat and smoke; boiling water emits steam; the sun emits light.

    Lest, wrathful, the far-shooting god emit His fatal arrows.

  2. To issue forth, as an order or decree; to print and send into circulation, as notes or bills of credit.

    No State shall . . . emit bills of credit.
    --Const. of the U. S.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1620s, from Latin emittere "send forth," from assimilated form of ex- "out" (see ex-) + mittere "to send" (see mission). Related: Emitted; emitting.


vb. (context transitive English) To send out or give off.

  1. v. expel (gases or odors) [syn: breathe, pass off]

  2. give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.; "The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits" [syn: give out, give off] [ant: absorb]

  3. express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand" [syn: utter, let out, let loose]

  4. [also: emitting, emitted]


Emit may refer to:

  • Emit, Time backwards. To travel back in time
  • Emit (artist), From Newtown Connecticut - A Colorado-based graffiti artist
  • Emit, North Carolina, an unincorporated community
  • Em:t Records, a British record label that specializes in ambient music. Technically the name has a colon in place of the letter "I", but it is pronounced (and often erroneously written) like the common word "emit".
  • Cornish derogatory slang for a tourist or newcomer, especially one that has a second home or attempts to drive inappropriately large cars around country lanes or villages. This derives from the Old English word for ' ant'. Pronounced Em-mit rather than e-MIT.
  • EMIT or Enzyme Multiplied Immunoassay Technique, a common drug test
  • EMIT (corporation), a Norwegian timing equipment manufacturer
  • Emit (video game), a visual novel video game about time travel and was released on various video game systems. One of the first fan translated video games.
Emit (video game)

is an adventure sound novel video game released for the FM Towns, Macintosh, Windows, PC-9801, Sega Saturn, Super Famicom, 3DO, and PlayStation developed and published by Koei. It was designed to teach Japanese students more about English, and played the audio CD back at particular times using a peripheral called Voice-Kun, an IR emitter that could command the CD to change tracks and play them.

The game was originally released in 1994 and divided into 3 volumes: , and . The plot is about a girl that can travel through time by walking in a mysterious tunnel.

Emit (artist)

Emit, also known as Emit One, EMIT, or Emit DF, is an American graphic designer and graffiti artist. After starting his career on the east coast as a member of the IMOK crew, he co-founded the notable DF crew in the early 1990s, painting large-scale works throughout Connecticut, Boston, and New York. Emit moved from Newtown to Denver, Colorado in 1995, where he joined The Firm Graphics in 1999. As lead web designer for the company he has promoted events such as Electric Daisy Carnival, Lights All Night, Paradiso, and Electric Forest among others.

As of 2007 he was a member of both the RTD crew and Guerilla Garden crew in Denver, the latter of which Denver Westword named "Best Graffiti-Advocates in Denver" in 2007. Emit was interviewed in the online Artillery Magazine in Australia in 2012, and has been invited to paint murals for US events such as Scribble Jam, Colorado Crush, Xstatic Croatia, and the Paradiso Festival. According to Michael Roberts of Denver Westword, "EMIT is known for his clean, east coast-influenced style."

Usage examples of "emit".

The French official circles did not emit any particular statements, but the French papers emphasized that the Arbitrage decisions eliminated some very grave entanglements.

Its head bobbed frantically from side to side, but despite its terror, it could only emit a bathetic cooing.

The signal changed, the homing-signal began to emit a broken, bleeping call, two to the second.

The fresh plant and the dark yellow flowers have an odour like that of the Water-cress, and its bruised leaves emit a pungent smell.

Its leaves, when bruised, emit a strong smell like that of carrion, which is very loathsome.

After he had gone, Shadow on the Frost began to shake, and to emit the familiar burble of bubbles in a metal bucket.

We have from time to time for these several years bypast, emitted and published several declarations and publick testimonies against the breaches of the same, as is evident not only from our declarations of late, but also from all the wrestlings and contendings of the faithful in former times, all which we here adhere to, approve of, and homologate, as they are founded upon the Word of God and are agreeable thereto.

But he had scarcely emitted three puffs before the piping voice of Arabella Cadge was again wafted to his ears.

The nitrogen of this and other cruciferous plants serves to make them emit offensive stinks when they lie out of doors and rot.

When it does so, it will be emitted along the white line, which tells you how the disk will be oriented.

Before she realized what was happening, she was encased by a power emitting from the tree.

All, that is, but one, that emitted a normal glug then collapsed into a fit of prolonged gluuuuuuging.

Cyrus Harding attentively observed the dense smoke emitted by Mount Franklin, and even listened, as if expecting to hear some distant muttering.

The dribble that occurs at first excitement stains my clothing, but even it has the advantage of an odour superior to what I previously emitted when I had to eschew a bath.

The Huskers rustled their fronds, and the Gaspassers emitted noises that indicated that they were about to become airborne.