Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To transmit.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A projected alinement or course for a railway or other line of transportation.
  • To throw or cast (across or through).
  • noun A ferry; a passage or place for passing over water with boats (by some commentators said to mean the boat itself).
  • noun A trajectory.
  • noun The act of throwing across or transporting; transmission; transference.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A place for passing across; a passage; a ferry.
  • noun The act of trajecting; trajection.
  • noun rare A trajectory.
  • transitive verb rare To throw or cast through, over, or across.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete A place for passing across; a passage; a ferry.
  • noun obsolete The act of trajecting; trajection.
  • noun obsolete A trajectory.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin trāicere, trāiect-, to throw across : trā-, trāns-, trans- + iacere, to throw; see yē- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin trajectus, from trajicere: compare French trajet.

Examples

  • "But, as Oi was sayin ', the whiles Miss Fanny was tryin' -- by nine times six is forty-seven an 'traject'ry an' muzzle v'locity an 'fours right an' holler squares -- to wish the Boh offen the hilltop so he could march us through the pass accordin 'to Hoyle, Fronte McKim was off ahead among the rocks, layin' on his belly behint a ant-hill studyin 'the hillside through his spyglass.

    The Promise A Tale of the Great Northwest

  • Yet this particular fear leaps like a lion onto many fledgling writers, dragging them off the path to future efforts: it is the first cousin that dangerous, self-hating myth that afflicts too many writers, leading to despair, the notion that if one is REALLY talented, the first draft, the first query, and the first book will automatically traject one to stardom.

    Author! Author! » 2009 » August

  • If an object, sized 40km and leaving a crater 500km wide, hits the earth, is it capable of disrupting or altering the traject of the earth around the sun?

    Giant Impact Near India — Not Mexico — May Have Killed Dinosaurs | Universe Today

  • Yet this particular fear leaps like a lion onto many fledgling writers, dragging them off the path to future efforts: it is the first cousin that dangerous, self-hating myth that afflicts too many writers, leading to despair, the notion that if one is REALLY talented, the first draft, the first query, and the first book will automatically traject one to stardom.

    Author! Author! » 2008 » August

  • This particular fear leaps like a lion onto many aspiring writers, dragging them off the path to future efforts: it is the first cousin that dangerous, self-hating myth that afflicts too many of us, leading to despair, the notion that if one is REALLY talented, the first draft, the first query, and the first book will automatically traject one to stardom.

    Author! Author! » Blog Archive » Book marketing 101: scanning your query letter for problems, or, the magnifying glass of love

  • Yet this particular fear leaps like a lion onto many fledgling writers, dragging them off the path to future efforts: it is the first cousin that dangerous, self-hating myth that afflicts too many writers, leading to despair, the notion that if one is REALLY talented, the first draft, the first query, and the first book will automatically traject one to stardom.

    Author! Author! » 2007 » January

  • Now, I have mentioned the most common corollary to this belief many times before: the insidious idea that if a book is really good or, more usually, if its writer is truly talented, that the first query, the first pitch, the first submission will instantly traject it into a cozy lifetime relationship with the perfect agent or editor.

    Author! Author! » 2007 » February

  • Yet this particular fear leaps like a lion onto many fledgling writers, dragging them off the path to future efforts: it is the first cousin that dangerous, self-hating myth that afflicts too many writers, leading to despair, the notion that if one is REALLY talented, the first draft, the first query, and the first book will automatically traject one to stardom.

    Author! Author! » Blog Archive » Your query letter, part V: first impressions matter tremendously

  • This particular fear leaps like a lion onto many aspiring writers, dragging them off the path to future efforts: it is the first cousin that dangerous, self-hating myth that afflicts too many of us, leading to despair, the notion that if one is REALLY talented, the first draft, the first query, and the first book will automatically traject one to stardom.

    Author! Author! » 2007 » August

  • Now, I have mentioned the most common corollary to this belief many times before: the insidious idea that if a book is really good or, more usually, if its writer is truly talented, that the first query, the first pitch, the first submission will instantly traject it into a cozy lifetime relationship with the perfect agent or editor.

    Author! Author! » Blog Archive » Submission faux pas, continued: it’s all about ME

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