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
Synonyms for project
Related Words for projectedcalculate, predict, propose, forecast, see, estimate, envisage, extend, launch, envision, devise, image, contrive, predetermine, design, visualize, feature, extrapolate, draft, scheme
Examples from the Web for projected
Contemporary Examples of projected
The company now estimates it will cost $8 billion, nearly 50 percent more than the $5.4 billion projected six years ago.Why the Keystone XL Pipeline May Not Be Built
November 19, 2014
For instance, in Arkansas, a projected 57 percent of voters backed Republican Tom Cotton for the Senate.How’d the GOP Win? By Running Left
November 6, 2014
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.
Historical Examples of projected
A suppressed exhilaration rose-tinted every projected scheme.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
One would have thought he projected a visit of six months at least.The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Drafts of a projected work on Painting and on the study of Proportion.Albert Durer
T. Sturge Moore
The artist climbed up on the point, which projected over the river.One Day's Courtship
New lines, covering in all 3,952 miles, have recently been projected.The Railroad Question
- (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.