(Pro*ject") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Projected; p. pr. & vb. n. Projecting.] [Cf. OF. projecter, F.
1. To throw or cast forward; to shoot forth.
Before his feet herself she did project.Spenser.
Behold! th' ascending villas on my sidePope.
Project long shadows o'er the crystal tide.
2. To cast forward or revolve in the mind; to contrive; to devise; to scheme; as, to project a plan.
What sit then projecting peace and war?Milton.
3. (Persp.) To draw or exhibit, as the form of anything; to delineate; as, to project a sphere, a map, an
ellipse, and the like; sometimes with on, upon, into, etc.; as, to project a line or point upon a plane.
See Projection, 4.
(Pro*ject") v. i.
1. To shoot forward; to extend beyond something else; to be prominent; to jut; as, the cornice projects; branches
project from the tree.
2. To form a project; to scheme. [R.] Fuller.
(Pro*ject"ile) a. [Cf. F. projectile.]
1. Projecting or impelling forward; as, a projectile force.
2. Caused or imparted by impulse or projection; impelled forward; as, projectile motion. Arbuthnot.
(Pro*ject"ile), n. [Cf. F. projectile.]
1. A body projected, or impelled forward, by force; especially, a missile adapted to be shot from a firearm.
2. pl. (Mech.) A part of mechanics which treats of the motion, range, time of flight, etc., of bodies
thrown or driven through the air by an impelling force.
(Pro*jec"tion) n. [L. projectio: cf. F. projection.]
1. The act of throwing or shooting forward.
2. A jutting out; also, a part jutting out, as of a building; an extension beyond something else.
3. The act of scheming or planning; also, that which is planned; contrivance; design; plan. Davenant.
4. (Persp.) The representation of something; delineation; plan; especially, the representation of any object
on a perspective plane, or such a delineation as would result were the chief points of the object thrown
forward upon the plane, each in the direction of a line drawn through it from a given point of sight, or
central point; as, the projection of a sphere. The several kinds of projection differ according to the assumed
point of sight and plane of projection in each.
5. (Geog.) Any method of representing the surface of the earth upon a plane.
Conical projection, a mode of representing the sphere, the spherical surface being projected upon
the surface of a cone tangent to the sphere, the point of sight being at the center of the sphere. Cylindric
projection, a mode of representing the sphere, the spherical surface being projected upon the surface
of a cylinder touching the sphere, the point of sight being at the center of the sphere. Globular,