Definitions for: Emit


[v] expel, as of gases and odors
[v] express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
[v] 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"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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. --Prior.

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.

Synonyms: breathe, give off, give out, let loose, let out, pass off, utter

Antonyms: absorb, take in

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