Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n..
pellereto drive: cf.F.
To drive or force out from that within which anything is contained, inclosed, or situated; to eject;
expelair from a bellows
Did not ye . . .
expelme out of my father’s house?
Judg. xi. 7.
To drive away from one's country; to banish.
Forewasted all their land, and them.
expelthem from before you . . . and ye shall possess their land.
Josh. xxiii. 5.
To cut off from further connection with an institution of learning, a society, and the like;
expela student or member
To keep out, off, or away; to exclude.“To expel the winter's flaw.”
To discharge; to shoot.
Syn. – To banish; exile; eject; drive out. See
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To drive or force out from any inclosed place; as, to expel wind from the stomach, or air from a bellows. [The word is applicable to any force, physical or moral.]
2.To drive out; to force to leave; as, to expel the inhabitants of a country; to expel wild beasts from a forest.
3.To eject; to throw out.
4.To banish; to exile.
5.To reject; to refuse. [Little used.]
And would you not poor fellowship expel?
6.To exclude; to keep out or off.
7.In college government, to command to leave; to dissolve the connection of a student; to interdict him from further connection.