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- (transitive) To send out or give off.
- 1744, Alexander Shiels [i.e., Alexander Shields], “Period VI. Containing the Testimony through the Continued Tract of the Present Deformation, from the Year 1660 to this Day.”, in A Hind Let Loose: Or, An Historical Representation of the Testimonies of the Church of Scotland, for the Interest of Christ; with the True State thereof in All Its Periods: […] , Edinburgh: Reprinted by R. Drummond and Company, and sold by William Gray bookbinder in the Grassmarket, and several others, &c., OCLC 723488025, pages 167–168:
- Here is a Proclamation for a Prince: that proclaims him in whoſe name it is emitted [James II of England], to be the greateſt Tyrant that ever lived in the world, and their Revolt who have diſowned him to be the juſteſt that ever was.
- 2014, Imar Spaanjaars, Beginning ASP.NET 4.5.1: in C# and VB:
- The controls then emit client-side HTML code that is appended to the final page output.
- (intransitive) To come out, to be sent out or given off.
- 1990, Wayne Jancik, The Billboard Book of One-Hit Wonders, →ISBN, page 350:
- Eruption ceased to emit, and aside from the limited success of "I'll Be Your Friend" (--/#40, 1986), Precious Wilson still hopes to hit the big time.
- 1997, Emmanuel Saint-Victor, Illuminating and Sound Producing String Activated Rotatable Toy, US Patent 6083076 :
- Said sound producing means generates a sound which is allowed to emit from said casing through said plurality of apertures.
to send out or give off