• WordNet 3.6
    • v emit expel (gases or odors)
    • v emit express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words) "She let out a big heavy sigh","He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
    • v emit 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The platypus uses its bill to find animals that it feeds on. Its bill can sense the tiny electric fields that their preys emit
    • Emit 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."
    • Emit 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: More pollution is emitted from the average home compared to the average car.
    • emit To send forth; throw or give out; vent: as, fire emits heat and smoke; boiling water emits steam; the sun and stars emit light.
    • emit To let fly; discharge; dart or shoot.
    • emit To issue, as an order or a decree; issue for circulation, as notes or bills of credit.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Scarecrows frighten birds because of the human odor emitted from the clothes they wear. Come rain and wind, this odor dissapears. (tip for people who dont bathe often)
    • v.t Emit e-mit′ to send out: to throw or give out: in issue: to utter (a declaration)
    • pr.p Emit emit′ting; pa.p. emit′ted
    • adj Emit that is sent forth
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. emittere, to send out; e, out + mittere, to send. See Mission


In literature:

Beverly emitted a shriek of joy.
"Masters of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith
Dick stared, and emitted a low whistle.
"Nell, of Shorne Mills" by Charles Garvice
It emits a peculiar crackling sound when it is stroked or pressed upon.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
He is small, so that the volume of sound he emits is not great, but it is penetrating.
"Birds of the Indian Hills" by Douglas Dewar
These cigars are usually pressed, and burn well, leaving a dark-colored ash, and emitting a fragrant odor.
"Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce" by E. R. Billings
If the aether have a boundary, masses of ponderable matter might be conceived to exist beyond it, but they could emit no light.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
Like other animals of its tribe, it emits a peculiar musky smell.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
If Deerfoot emitted his piercing whistle the call would not be recognized on the instant, and the animal would be confused.
"Deerfoot in The Mountains" by Edward S. Ellis
I could discover no hole or crevice in any place whence the poisonous fumes were emitted.
"The Great White Queen" by William Le Queux
The vegetables emitted a kind of steam which was infectious, and the store-rooms became infested with numbers of white worms.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne

In poetry:

The cottage hearth beams warm and bright,
The candles gaily glow;
The stars emit a kinder light
Above the drifted snow.
"Christmastide" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
And e'en in darkness we inhale
The fragrant odors love emits;
Friendship like this can never fail--
On love's strong throne its monarch sits.
"Friendship" by Joseph Horatio Chant
Thy lively genius, sparkling, free,
Emitted rays, which sparkle yet,
And gladden hearts across the sea,
When tears of pain their eyelids wet.
"Thomas Moore" by Thomas Frederick Young
From Pisgah's top we then survey
The blissful realms of endless day,
And all the short but narrow way
That lies between,
Whilst Faith emits a heavenly ray,
And cheers the scene.
"Epistle To The Rev. J--- B---, Whilst Journeying For The Recovery Of His Health" by Patrick Branwell Bronte
Don't say it if your socks are dry!
Or when the sun is in your eye!
Never say it in the dark
(The word you see emits a spark)
Only say it in the day
(That's what my grandma used to say)
"Bazonka" by Spike Milligan
The frankincense will yield no smell, 'till li't —
The grape no wine, 'till in the vintage trod —
The flint, 'till struck, no fire will e'er emit —
The man no fruit, 'till he has felt the rod.
"A Letter From Sir Lewis Mansel Of Margam, In Glamorganshire, As 'Tis Suppos'd, To The Vicar Prichard" by Rees Prichard

In news:

His computers emit experimental electronic textures that spark with atmospheric melody and concentric rhythms.
An AC-130U gunship fires flares to emit masses of infrared and confuse heat seeking missiles.
This is different from how molecules in biological tissues absorb and emit light, which means that scientists can use the particles to obtain deeper, higher-contrast imaging than traditional fluorescence-based techniques.
Existing approaches work, but some materials used today, such as furan resins and phenol formaldehyde resins, can emit toxic fumes during the process.
Most conventional paints and coatings contain and emit Volatile Organic Compounds ( VOCs ).
It contained aluminum rods that when struck, emitted distinctive high-frequency sounds.
A device has been created that affects teens in a way that's similar to whistles that emit a frequency only dogs can hear.
Mitsubishi Electric Corp. Of Japan said it will repair about 27,500 wide-screen color TV sets at the request of customers as it has detected a defect that causes them to emit smoke, among other problems.
If you think the image of 24's Jack Bauer baking cookies doesn't emit a masculine, testosterone-busting image of an action superhero, you would be dead wrong.
Reno County officials have approved new restrictions on fireworks that prohibit any fireworks that emit flaming balls or shoot sparks more than 6 feet.
(AP) — Reno County officials have approved new restrictions on fireworks that prohibit any fireworks that emit flaming balls or shoot sparks more than 6 feet.
European Union's landmark effort to charge foreign airlines for carbon emitted on flights in and out of.
Neptune Mixer has used recent feedback from customers as an opportunity to reduce the perceived sound levels being emitted from the gear-train on several of its mixer lines.
BBC Travel's Passport Blog As controversy simmers surrounding the levels of radiation used in full body scanners, a small company based in the United Kingdom has developed a machine that emits no radiation at all.
Police deployment of sonic blasters at Occupy Wall Street and G-20 protest rallies is fueling both sales and criticism of the devices, which emit beams of sound with laser-like intensity.

In science:

Those modules that emit the scent set their own value to zero.
Multiagent Control of Self-reconfigurable Robots
Scent values are an approximation of the minimum distance to a scent-emitting module in the system at any given time.
Multiagent Control of Self-reconfigurable Robots
If in SEED mode, emit scent, and if a module has appeared in the direction of growth, set that module to SEED mode, and go to FINAL mode.
Multiagent Control of Self-reconfigurable Robots
If in SEED mode, propagate the node scent, and emit a regular scent; if there is a neighboring module in the direction of growth of the branch, set that module to be a seed, and go to FINAL mode.
Multiagent Control of Self-reconfigurable Robots
If in NODE mode, emit both scents, spawn seeds in random directions, until a certain count is reached B , then go to INODE mode.
Multiagent Control of Self-reconfigurable Robots