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
Examples from the Web for 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|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Projecting her voice over the noise of the traffic, she said, “I stand by that call today.”
While the substance of their views may not always differ much, the form does—and form matters tremendously when projecting power.
After a “honeymoon” period of projecting positive things onto our partners, we begin projecting negative things onto them instead.
For us it was very tough, projecting, coming up with a security plan.
A heavy log, planed to a smooth top surface and resting on two projecting stone brackets, is frequently used with good effect.Making a Fireplace|Henry H. Saylor
It is a very pulpit, and that projecting slab is the sounding-board.
Mechanically his hand again thrust the pick under the projecting rock.Peasant Tales of Russia|V.I. Nemirovitch-Dantchenko
There was a projecting boss of rude, half-obliterated carving on the door.The Wizard's Son, Vol. 1(of 3)|Margaret Oliphant
But her side face, which a bonnet might now have allowed me to see, was hidden by the heavy, projecting edge of the hood.The Woman in White|Wilkie Collins
British Dictionary definitions for projecting
- a task requiring considerable or concerted effort, such as one by students
- the subject of such a task
- (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