What does the word emit mean?

Usage examples for emit

  1. In the first he made the Resurrection of Christ, in which he apparently endeavours to cause the glorified body to emit light, which is reflected on a city and on some mountain rocks; but he abandoned this device in the figures and in the rest of the composition, possibly because he was not confident of his ability to carry it out, owing to the difficulties which presented themselves. – The Lives of the Painters, Sculptors & Architects, Volume 1 (of 8) by Giorgio Vasari
  2. The Hobbs lad, as vestiare, would halt them for hats and wraps, during which pause they would emit subdued cries of surprise and delight at my beautifully toned ensemble, after which, as they walked to their tables, it was not difficult to see that they were properly impressed. – Ruggles of Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  3. While growing, the plants emit a strong aromatic odor not like that of Havana tobacco, but stronger and less agreeable. – Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce by E. R. Billings