E·mit v. t. [imp. & p. p. Emitted p. pr. & vb. n. Emitting.]
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.
v 1: 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
[also: emitting, emitted]