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/
- project note,
- projected window,
- projectile vomiting
Origin of project
Examples from the Web for projected
The company now estimates it will cost $8 billion, nearly 50 percent more than the $5.4 billion projected six years ago.
For instance, in Arkansas, a projected 57 percent of voters backed Republican Tom Cotton for the Senate.
The Congressional Budget Office, meanwhile, projected $588 billion in defense appropriations in 2014 to $731 billion in 2023.
So by that measure, Paul actually would spend more than the CBO projected this year, though less in later years.
On Tuesday, the World Health Organization projected that by December there could be 10,000 new cases per week in West Africa.
My qualities are projected through the wrong end of a telescope and the world perceives me far smaller than I really am.Mortal Coils|Aldous Huxley
Robert designed and projected an ironclad battleship, the first one in the world.The Age of Invention|Holland Thompson
I did not know about a projected divorce between herself and her husband.The Hound of the Baskervilles|A. Conan Doyle
In '45, Mr. Gladstone projected the North Australian colony for ticket-holders.The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)|John West
One old terrapin with gray chin whiskers, projected over, with his wife, and took a peek through the slats of my coop.The Boy Scouts Book of Stories|Various
- (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
"planned, put forth as a project," 1706, past participle adjective from project (v.).
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.