What does projectile mean?

Definitions for projectileprəˈdʒɛk tɪl, -taɪl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word projectile.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. projectile, missile(noun)

    a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled

  2. rocket, projectile(adj)

    any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine

  3. projectile(adj)

    impelling or impelled forward

    "a projectile force"; "a projectile missile"


  1. projectile(Noun)

    an object intended to be or having been fired from a weapon.

  2. projectile(Noun)

    any object propelled through space by the application of a force.

  3. projectile(Adjective)

    In the manner of something fired from a weapon.

  4. projectile(Adjective)

    Designed to discharge projectiles towards its target.

  5. Origin: From proiectilis, from proiectus, perfect passive participle of proicio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Projectile(adj)

    projecting or impelling forward; as, a projectile force

  2. Projectile(adj)

    caused or imparted by impulse or projection; impelled forward; as, projectile motion

  3. Projectile(noun)

    a body projected, or impelled forward, by force; especially, a missile adapted to be shot from a firearm

  4. Projectile(noun)

    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

  5. Origin: [Cf. F. projectile.]


  1. Projectile

    A projectile is any object projected into space by the exertion of a force. Although any object in motion through space may be referred to as a projectile, the term more commonly refers to a ranged weapon. Mathematical equations of motion are used to analyze projectile trajectory.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of projectile in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of projectile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sergeant Kevin Halle:

    I was screening the material to be taken out and, looking at the screen, there was a projectile.

  2. Mario Andrada:

    We haven't yet been able to confirm what kind of projectile hit the bus, we don't want to speculate.

  3. James Bevan:

    The investigation team also experienced headaches and nausea when in close proximity to the projectile/agent.

  4. Alyssa Milano:

    Thank God I have the husband that I have and that we laugh together about everything, [Elizabella] projectile-vomited all over the back of this realtor’s car.

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