[ noun proj-ekt, -ikt; verb pruh-jekt ]
/ noun ˈprɒdʒ ɛkt, -ɪkt; verb prəˈdʒɛkt /


verb (used with object) pro·ject [pruh-jekt] /prəˈdʒɛkt/

verb (used without object) pro·ject [pruh-jekt] /prəˈdʒɛkt/


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Origin of project

1350–1400; (noun) Middle English project(e) design, plan < Medieval Latin prōjectum, Latin: projecting part, noun use of neuter of Latin prōjectus, past participle of prōicere to throw forward, extend, equivalent to prō- pro-1 + -icere, combining form of jacere to throw; (v.) late Middle English project(e) (past participle) extended, projected < Latin prōjectus

synonym study for project

1. See plan.

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British Dictionary definitions for projecting


noun (ˈprɒdʒɛkt)

verb (prəˈdʒɛkt)

Word Origin for project

C14: from Latin prōicere to throw down, from pro- 1 + iacere to throw
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Medical definitions for projecting

[ prŏjkt′, -ĭkt ]


A plan or proposal; a scheme.
An undertaking requiring concerted effort.


To extend forward or out; jut out.
To cause an image to appear on a surface.
In psychology, to externalize and attribute something, such as an emotion, to someone or something else.
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