- 1Force or throw (something) out in a violent or sudden way: lumps of viscous lava were ejected from the volcanoMore 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 be expelled from a machine: 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 put the plane in a nosedive and ejectedMore example sentences
bail out, escape, leave the aircraft, get out, parachute to safety
- 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.
- 2Compel (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.
- 2.1Dismiss (someone) from office: he was ejected from office in JulyMore example sentences
dismiss, remove, discharge, oust, expel, deprive of office, get rid of, throw out, turn out, fling out, force out, drive out; let someone go, give notice to, lay off, make/declare redundant; Military cashier• informal sack, give the sack to, fire, axe, send packing, give someone the boot, boot out, chuck out, kick out, give someone their marching orders, give someone the push, give someone the (old) heave-ho, throw someone out on their ear, give someone the bullet, show someone the doorNorth American • informal give someone the bum's rush
- 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.
- 3Emit; give off: plants utilize carbon dioxide in the atmosphere that animals ejectMore 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.
late Middle English: from Latin eject- 'thrown out', from the verb eicere, from e- (variant of ex-) 'out' + jacere 'to throw'.