- 1Force or throw (something) out, typically in a violent or sudden way: many types of rock are ejected from volcanoes as solid, fragmentary materialMore example sentences
- ‘The driver and a backseat passenger of the car were not thought to be wearing seatbelts, and one of the occupants was ejected from the vehicle,’.
- He said: ‘As the plane taxied along the remotest part of the runway, the six suitcases were ejected from the hatch in the belly of the aeroplane on to the tarmac.’
- When an obnoxious youth was vigorously ejected from the swing doors of the saloon to sprawl in the snow, the scene was complete.
- 1.1Cause (something) to drop out or be removed, usually mechanically: he ejected the spent cartridgeMore example sentences
- When installation is complete, the machine will eject the CD.
- This ejects the spent cartridges, permitting new rounds to be inserted.
- Spent casings were ejected cleanly and unmarred.
- 1.2 [no object] (Of a pilot) escape from an aircraft by being explosively propelled out of it: he flew to open sea, put the plane in a nosedive, and ejectedMore example sentences
- The pilot ejected safely from the aircraft and was recovered by coalition ground forces near the airport.
- Thankfully both the pilot and the navigator ejected safely.
- The plane apparently developed engine trouble shortly after take-off and the pilot and co-pilot ejected safely from the plane.
- 1.3Compel (someone) to leave a place: angry supporters were forcibly ejected from the courtMore example sentences
- She had been at the concert as well but had arrived late and saw Mr Kennedy for only 10 minutes before he was ejected from the theatre.
- It goes without saying if we are ejected from the site alternative premises would have to be found in the area.
- He sustained a broken cheek bone after he was forcibly ejected from the establishment.
- 1.4Dismiss (someone), especially from political office: he was ejected from office in JulyMore example sentences
- The president was forcibly ejected from his office March 24th, when protesters stormed the presidential building.
- Furthermore, if the economy continues to falter, it is still possible that the president will be ejected from office in next year's elections.
- As well as scrapping the ancient office of Lord Chancellor, the Bill ejects the law lords from the upper chamber and establishes a Judicial Appointments Commission.
- 1.5Emit; give off: plants utilize carbon dioxide in the atmosphere that animals eject (as adjective ejected) ejected electronsMore example sentences
- An electron would be ejected because one of these quanta had collided with it and given up all its energy.
- Circularly polarized x rays preferentially eject electrons from atoms magnetically aligned with the polarization axis.
- Beta ‘rays’ are actually electrons ejected from decaying neutrons, and are now more often referred to as Beta emission or Beta particles.
- 1.6Dispossess (a tenant) by legal process.More example sentences
- The administration can eject homeless people from shelters if they violate a variety of rules.
- They seem to have reserved the right of ejecting the tenant every ten years but they never exercised it.
late Middle English: from Latin eject- 'thrown out', from the verb eicere, from e- (variant of ex-) 'out' + jacere 'to throw'.