pro·​jec·​tor | \ prə-ˈjek-tər How to pronounce projector (audio) \

Definition of projector

1 : one that plans a project specifically : promoter
2 : one that projects: such as
a : a device for projecting a beam of light
b : an optical instrument for projecting an image upon a surface
c : a machine for projecting motion pictures on a screen
3 : an imagined line from an object to a surface along which projection takes place

Examples of projector in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Use it with any projector or golf simulator to create an immersive golfing experience in your own home. Popular Science, "30 deals on games and home fitness gifts for the sports enthusiasts in your life," 17 Dec. 2020 This Anker projector utilizes a soda can design to deliver a great picture and 360-degree, omnidirectional sound. Popular Science, "Portable projectors that bring the big screen to you," 30 Dec. 2020 There are also 80 large inflatables, a video projector showing Frosty the Snowman on the side of their garage, a bubble machine in the Little Mermaid section and a smoke machine near inflatable dragons. Don Stacom,, "In Plainville, Scooby-Doo Christmas house goes all out for a cause," 22 Dec. 2020 At little more than the size of a soda can, this powerful wireless projector makes everything else on the market seem like something from your 7th grade science classroom. Lee Clifford, Fortune, "Gift Guide: How to turn your outdoor space into a year-round living room," 27 Nov. 2020 Designed for entertaining, the home features walls of windows overlooking the lake, two game rooms and a media room with a projector, screen and wet bar. Dallas News, "Cindy O’Gorman presents home with lake views," 14 Nov. 2020 This year’s design celebrates Harkins 87-year history with memorable images of the past, against brightly colored movie projector beams, an allude to the future. Elizabeth Montgomery, The Arizona Republic, "Harkins' loyalty cup for 2021 has arrived. Here's what it looks like and how the deal works," 21 Nov. 2020 Off the game room is a media room with a projector and lighting. Dallas News, "Pytcher Homes designs offer custom luxury," 13 Sep. 2020 The 2,000-lumen projector has built-in speakers, can be adjusted for viewing from 32 to 150 inches and connects to their gaming system or cable or streaming box. Courtney Thompson, CNN Underscored, "37 gifts even the coolest teens will love," 3 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of projector

1596, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of projector was in 1596

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23 Jan 2021

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“Projector.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of projector

: a machine that projects a movie or picture onto a screen


pro·​jec·​tor | \ prə-ˈjek-tər How to pronounce projector (audio) \

Kids Definition of projector

: a machine for producing images on a screen

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