pro·​jet prō-ˈzhā How to pronounce projet (audio)
plural projets prō-ˈzhā(z) How to pronounce projet (audio)
: plan
especially : a draft of a proposed measure or treaty
: a projected or proposed design

Examples of projet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Both projets were critical and commercial misfires. Katcy Stephan, Variety, 26 June 2024 Three decades into his projet sans fin, Invader is more monomaniacal than ever. Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, 11 Dec. 2023 At Thursday's meeting, board members will discuss whether to approve the projet's general terms and continue discussions on the development's specific details. Lucas Aulbach, The Courier-Journal, 24 June 2021

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Word History


French, from Middle French pourget, from pourjeter, projeter, literally, to throw forward, from por- (from Latin porro forward; akin to Greek pro- forward) + jeter to throw — more at for, jet

First Known Use

1808, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of projet was in 1808

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Cite this Entry

“Projet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Legal Definition


in the civil law of Louisiana : a draft of a proposed code or constitution

French, literally, plan

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