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
Examples from the Web for projecting
Contemporary Examples of projecting
So it might be me projecting my desires onto Archer to want to just get away from work for a few weeks.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS
January 8, 2015
Projecting her voice over the noise of the traffic, she said, “I stand by that call today.”Dems' Unspeakably Lame Bridgegate Stunt
September 8, 2014
While the substance of their views may not always differ much, the form does—and form matters tremendously when projecting power.What Drives Clinton? Not What You Think
June 9, 2014
After a “honeymoon” period of projecting positive things onto our partners, we begin projecting negative things onto them instead.Seriously Gwyneth? WTF Is ‘Conscious Uncoupling’?
March 27, 2014
For us it was very tough, projecting, coming up with a security plan.Weed Cops Blaze New Trail
Valerie Vande Panne
March 4, 2014
Historical Examples of projecting
AND now we had climbed to the summit of the projecting cliff.A Hero of Our Time
M. Y. Lermontov
The bare feet, projecting beyond the mattress, still danced on.L'Assommoir
The projecting machine was substantially like the "taking" camera and was so used.The Age of Invention
The roots were worn down and the projecting stones had been removed.The Hound From The North
He strode on squarely under the projecting brim of an ancient Panama hat.End of the Tether
- (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.