verb (used with object) pro·ject [pruh-jekt] /prəˈdʒɛkt/
- to throw forward an image of (a figure or the like) by straight lines or rays, either parallel, converging, or diverging, that pass through all its points and reproduce it on another surface or figure.
- to transform the points (of one figure) into those of another by a correspondence between points.
verb (used without object) pro·ject [pruh-jekt] /prəˈdʒɛkt/
Origin of project
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Contemporary Examples of project
I started just writing these songs, at first it felt like a project or something.Deer Tick's John McCauley on Ten Years in Rock and Roll
January 2, 2015
Opechatesgays.com is one project of a much larger organization, EthicalOil.org—and here is where things get really interesting.How Canadian Oilmen Pinkwash the Keystone Pipeline
December 28, 2014
“The recent earthquakes make this project urgent,” Franceschini told reporters.Florence Preps ‘David’ for the Big One
Barbie Latza Nadeau
December 25, 2014
The project tries to help young Turkish women raised in orphanages to start their own businesses.The Women Battling an Islamist Strongman
December 22, 2014
And Pakistan has a long history of using non-state actors to project power beyond its borders.Pakistan’s Dance With Terrorists Just Backfired and Killed 132 Children
December 17, 2014
Historical Examples of project
The lord-mayor soon withdrew his countenance from the project.Biographical Sketches
It was a project which pleased her taste, and gratified her aristocratic notions.Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10)
But in his heart, I am sure, he was relieved by my perseverance in the project.In the Valley
Mr. Field invited Mr. Gisborne to his house in order to discuss the project.
Startling as this may now seem, I am confident the time will come when the project will be realised.'
- (intr)(esp of a child) to believe that others share one's subjective mental life
- to impute to others (one's hidden desires and impulses), esp as a means of defending oneselfCompare introject
Word Origin for project
c.1400, "a plan, draft, scheme," from Latin proiectum "something thrown forth," noun use of neuter of proiectus, past participle of proicere "stretch out, throw forth," from pro- "forward" (see pro-) + combining form of iacere (past participle iactus) "to throw" (see jet (v.)).
Meaning "scheme, proposal, mental plan" is from c.1600. Meaning "group of low-rent apartment buildings" first recorded 1935, American English, short for housing project (1932). Related: Projects. Project manager attested from 1913.
late 15c., "to plan," from Latin proiectus, past participle of proicere (see project (n.)). Sense of "to stick out" is from 1718. Meaning "to cast an image on a screen" is recorded from 1865. Psychoanalytical sense, "attribute to another (unconsciously)" is from 1895 (implied in a use of projective). Meaning "convey to others by one's manner" is recorded by 1955. Related: Projected; projecting.