|Origin:||, past participle of proicere; PROJECT1|
to calculate what something will be in the future, using the information you have now:
The company projected an annual growth rate of 3%.
projected sales figures
be projected to do something
Total expenditure is projected to rise by 25%.
to stick out beyond an edge or surface [= protrude]
project out/from/through etc
Four towers projected from the main building.
to make the picture of a film, photograph etc appear in a larger form on a screen or flat surface
project something onto something
She projected the slide onto the wall.
to try to make other people have a particular idea about you:
I hope the team will project a smart, professional image.
project yourself (as something)
his attempts to project himself as a potential leader
to be planned to happen in the future:
the projected closure of the hospital
to speak clearly and loudly so that you can be heard by everyone in a big room
to make something move up or forwards with great force:
The plant projects its seeds over a wide area.
to make someone quickly have success or a much better job
project somebody into/onto etc something
His success projected him onto Channel 4's comedy series 'Packet of Three.'
to imagine that someone else is feeling the same emotions as you
project something on/onto somebody
You're projecting your insecurity onto me.