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Topic: FILM

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of proicere; PROJECT1

project

2 verb
     
pro‧ject2
1

calculate

[transitive] 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%.
2

stick out

[intransitive] to stick out beyond an edge or surface [= protrude]
project out/from/through etc
Four towers projected from the main building.
projecting teeth
3

film

[transitive]AMF 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.
4

yourself

[transitive] 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
5

plan

be projected

to be planned to happen in the future:
the projected closure of the hospital
6

project your voice

to speak clearly and loudly so that you can be heard by everyone in a big room
7

send

[transitive] to make something move up or forwards with great force:
The plant projects its seeds over a wide area.
8

success

[transitive] 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.'
9

feeling

[transitive] to imagine that someone else is feeling the same emotions as you
project something on/onto somebody
You're projecting your insecurity onto me.
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