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pro·jec·tile

 (prə-jĕk′təl, -tīl′)
n.
1. A fired, thrown, or otherwise propelled object, such as a bullet, having no capacity for self-propulsion.
2. A self-propelled missile, such as a rocket.
adj.
1. Capable of being impelled or hurled forward.
2. Driving forward; impelling: a projectile force.
3. Zoology Capable of being thrust outward; protrusile.

[New Latin proiectile, neuter of prōiectilis, that can be thrown, from Latin prōiectus, past participle of prōicere, to throw out; see project.]

projectile

(prəˈdʒɛktaɪl)
n
1. an object or body thrown forwards
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) any self-propelling missile, esp one powered by a rocket or the rocket itself
3. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) any object that can be fired from a gun, such as a bullet or shell
adj
4. capable of being or designed to be hurled forwards
5. projecting or thrusting forwards
6. (Zoology) zoology another word for protrusile
[C17: from New Latin prōjectilis jutting forwards]

pro•jec•tile

(prəˈdʒɛk tɪl, -taɪl)

n.
1. an object fired from a gun with an explosive propelling charge, as a bullet, shell, or grenade.
2. a body projected or impelled forward, as through the air.
adj.
3. impelling or driving forward, as a force.
4. caused by impulse, as motion.
5. capable of being thrust or flung forward, as a missile or the tongue of a frog.
[1655–65; < New Latin, neuter of prōjectilis (adj.) projecting. See project, -tile]

projectile

An object capable of being propelled by a force normally from a gun, and continuing in motion by virtue of its kinetic energy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.projectile - a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelledprojectile - a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled
arrow - a projectile with a straight thin shaft and an arrowhead on one end and stabilizing vanes on the other; intended to be shot from a bow
boomerang, throw stick, throwing stick - a curved piece of wood; when properly thrown will return to thrower
bullet, slug - a projectile that is fired from a gun
cannon ball, cannonball, round shot - a solid projectile that in former times was fired from a cannon
dart - a small narrow pointed missile that is thrown or shot
seeker - a missile equipped with a device that is attracted toward some kind of emission (heat or light or sound or radio waves)
pellet, shot - a solid missile discharged from a firearm; "the shot buzzed past his ear"
spitball - a projectile made by chewing a piece of paper and shaping it into a sphere
weapon, weapon system, arm - any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting; "he was licensed to carry a weapon"
2.projectile - any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engineprojectile - any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine
missile - a rocket carrying a warhead of conventional or nuclear explosives; may be ballistic or directed by remote control
multistage rocket, step rocket - a rocket having two or more rocket engines (each with its own fuel) that are fired in succession and jettisoned when the fuel is exhausted
rocket engine, rocket - a jet engine containing its own propellant and driven by reaction propulsion
research rocket, test instrument vehicle, test rocket - a rocket fired for test purposes
vehicle - a conveyance that transports people or objects
Adj.1.projectile - impelling or impelled forward; "a projectile force"; "a projectile missile"
dynamic, dynamical - characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality; "a dynamic market"; "a dynamic speaker"; "the dynamic president of the firm"

projectile

noun missile, shell, bullet, rocket an enormous artillery gun used to fire a huge projectile
Translations
قَذيفَه
střela
projektil
skeyti, skot
mermipatlayıcı maddeler

projectile

[prəˈdʒektaɪl] Nproyectil m

projectile

[prəˈdʒɛktaɪl] nprojectile m

projectile

n(Wurf)geschoss nt, → (Wurf)geschoß nt (Aus); (Mil) → Geschoss nt, → Geschoß nt (Aus), → Projektil nt (spec)

projectile

[prəˈdʒɛktaɪl] nproiettile m

project

(ˈprodʒekt) noun
1. a plan or scheme. a building project.
2. a piece of study or research. I am doing a project on Italian art.
(prəˈdʒekt) verb
1. to throw outwards, forwards or upwards. The missile was projected into space.
2. to stick out. A sharp rock projected from the sea.
3. to plan or propose.
4. to make a picture or a film appear on a screen.
proˈjectile (-tail) , ((American) -tl) noun
something that is thrown, usually as a weapon.
proˈjection (-ʃən) noun
proˈjector noun
a machine for projecting films, slides or transparencies onto a screen. a slide projector; an overhead projector (for transparencies).

projectile

n proyectil m; — vomiting vómito(s) en proyectil, vómito(s) fuertes
References in classic literature ?
yes, with the moon-- by sending to her a projectile.
According to the advice forwarded from the members of the Observatory, the gun destined to launch the projectile had to be fixed in a country situated between the 0 and 28th degrees of north or south latitude, in order to aim at the moon when at the zenith; and its initiatory velocity was fixed at twelve thousand yards to the second.
Maston, and other learned men, held several meetings, at which the shape and composition of the projectile were discussed, also the position and nature of the gun, and the quality and quantity of powder to be used.
Third, that the charge should contain 400,000 pounds of gun-cotton, which, giving out six billions of litres of gas in rear of the projectile, would easily carry it toward the orb of night.
The proposition being accepted, the shape of the projectile was slightly altered.
Indeed it was thought that all observations would have to be put off to the 3d of January in the following year; for the moon entering its last quarter on the 11th, would then only present an ever-decreasing portion of her disc, insufficient to allow of their following the course of the projectile.
Is it possible to transmit a projectile up to the moon?
What will be the period of transit of the projectile when endowed with sufficient initial velocity?
question, "Is it possible to transmit a projectile up to the moon?
At that instant the projectile will have no weight whatever; and, if it passes that point, it will fall into the moon by the sole effect of the lunar attraction.
Its fire, therefore, will be perpendicular to the plane of the horizon; and the projectile will soonest pass beyond the range of the terrestrial attraction.
At the moment when the projectile shall be discharged into space, the moon, which travels daily forward 13@ 10' 35'', will be distant from the zenith point by four times that quantity,