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.
- To give or send out (matter or energy): isotopes that emit radioactive particles; a stove emitting heat.
- To give out as sound; utter: "She emitted her small strange laugh” ( Edith Wharton).
- To voice; express: emit an opinion.
- To issue with authority, especially to put (currency) into circulation.