Definitions for Projectˈprɒdʒ ɛkt, -ɪkt or, esp. Brit., ˈproʊ dʒɛkt; prəˈdʒɛkt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

proj•ectˈprɒdʒ ɛkt, -ɪkt or, esp. Brit., ˈproʊ dʒɛkt; prəˈdʒɛkt(n.; v.)

  1. something that is planned or devised; a plan or scheme.

  2. a large or important undertaking, esp. one involving considerable expense, personnel, and equipment.

  3. a specific task of investigation, esp. in scholarship.

  4. a supplementary long-term assignment given by a teacher to students.

    Category: Education

  5. Often, projects.

    Ref: housing project.

  6. (v.t.)to devise, propose, or plan.

  7. to throw or impel forward, onward, or outward.

  8. to calculate (some future cost, schedule, etc.).

  9. to throw or cause to fall upon a surface or into space, as a ray of light, an image, or a shadow.

  10. to ascribe (one's own feelings, prejudices, etc.) to another or others.

  11. to cause to jut out or protrude.

  12. Geom. to transform the points of (one figure) into those of another by a correspondence between points.

    Category: Math

  13. to present (an idea, program, etc.) for consideration or action.

  14. to use (one's voice, gestures, etc.) forcefully enough to be heard or understood by all members of an audience.

  15. to communicate clearly and forcefully (one's thoughts, feelings, etc.) to an audience.

  16. (v.i.)to extend or protrude beyond something else.

  17. to use one's voice forcefully enough to be heard at a distance, as in a theater.

  18. to communicate clearly and forcefully one's thoughts, feelings, etc., to an audience.

  19. to ascribe one's own feelings, thoughts, or attitudes to another or others.

    Category: Psychology

Origin of project:

1350–1400; ME project(e) design, plan < ML prōjectum, L: projecting part, n. use of neut. of prōjectus, ptp. of prōicere to throw forward, extend =prō-pro -1+-icere, comb. form of jacere to throw


Princeton's WordNet

  1. undertaking, project, task, labor(noun)

    any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted

    "he prepared for great undertakings"

  2. project, projection(verb)

    a planned undertaking

  3. project(verb)

    communicate vividly

    "He projected his feelings"

  4. stick out, protrude, jut out, jut, project(verb)

    extend out or project in space

    "His sharp nose jutted out"; "A single rock sticks out from the cliff"

  5. project(verb)

    transfer (ideas or principles) from one domain into another

  6. project(verb)

    project on a screen

    "The images are projected onto the screen"

  7. project(verb)

    cause to be heard

    "His voice projects well"

  8. project(verb)

    draw a projection of

  9. plan, project, contrive, design(verb)

    make or work out a plan for; devise

    "They contrived to murder their boss"; "design a new sales strategy"; "plan an attack"

  10. project, propose(verb)

    present for consideration, examination, criticism, etc.

    "He proposed a new plan for dealing with terrorism"; "She proposed a new theory of relativity"

  11. visualize, visualise, envision, project, fancy, see, figure, picture, image(verb)

    imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind

    "I can't see him on horseback!"; "I can see what will happen"; "I can see a risk in this strategy"

  12. project, cast, contrive, throw(verb)

    put or send forth

    "She threw the flashlight beam into the corner"; "The setting sun threw long shadows"; "cast a spell"; "cast a warm light"

  13. project, send off(verb)

    throw, send, or cast forward

    "project a missile"

  14. project, externalize, externalise(verb)

    regard as objective

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. project(noun)ˈprɒdʒ ɛkt, -ɪkt or, esp. Brit., ˈproʊ dʒɛkt; v. prəˈdʒɛkt

    an organized job or piece of work

    a project to encourage people to recycle; a project aimed at providing laptops to students in poor countries

  2. projectˈprɒdʒ ɛkt, -ɪkt or, esp. Brit., ˈproʊ dʒɛkt; v. prəˈdʒɛkt

    school work on a particular subject

    We're doing a project on our community.

  3. project(verb)ˈprɒdʒ ɛkt, -ɪkt or, esp. Brit., ˈproʊ dʒɛkt; v. prəˈdʒɛkt

    to predict a future amount, level, etc.; = forecast

    a survey projecting that sea levels would rise

  4. projectˈprɒdʒ ɛkt, -ɪkt or, esp. Brit., ˈproʊ dʒɛkt; v. prəˈdʒɛkt

    to stick out; = protrude

    a long pier projecting out from the shore

  5. projectˈprɒdʒ ɛkt, -ɪkt or, esp. Brit., ˈproʊ dʒɛkt; v. prəˈdʒɛkt

    to behave in a way that makes people think you have a particular quality

    Here are four easy steps to help you project confidence.

  6. projectˈprɒdʒ ɛkt, -ɪkt or, esp. Brit., ˈproʊ dʒɛkt; v. prəˈdʒɛkt

    to show a movie, photograph, etc. through a projector onto a screen

    a film projected onto the wall


  1. project(Noun)

    A planned endeavor, usually with a specific goal and accomplished in several steps or stages.

  2. project(Noun)

    An urban low-income housing building.

  3. project(Noun)

    A projectile.

  4. project(Noun)

    A projection.

  5. project(Verb)

    To extend beyond a surface.

  6. project(Verb)

    To cast (an image or shadow) upon a surface.

  7. project(Verb)

    To extend (a protrusion or appendage) outward.

  8. project(Verb)

    To make plans for; to forecast.

    The CEO is projecting the completion of the acquisition by April 2007.

  9. project(Verb)

    To present (oneself), to convey a certian impression, usually in a good way.

  10. project(Verb)

    To change the projection (or coordinate system) of spatial data with another projection.

  11. Origin: Noun from proiectum, from proiectus, perfect passive participle of proicio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Project(noun)

    the place from which a thing projects, or starts forth

  2. Project(noun)

    that which is projected or designed; something intended or devised; a scheme; a design; a plan

  3. Project(noun)

    an idle scheme; an impracticable design; as, a man given to projects

  4. Project(verb)

    to throw or cast forward; to shoot forth

  5. Project(verb)

    to cast forward or revolve in the mind; to contrive; to devise; to scheme; as, to project a plan

  6. Project(verb)

    to draw or exhibit, as the form of anything; to delineate; as, to project a sphere, a map, an ellipse, and the like; -- sometimes with on, upon, into, etc.; as, to project a line or point upon a plane. See Projection, 4

  7. Project(verb)

    to shoot forward; to extend beyond something else; to be prominent; to jut; as, the cornice projects; branches project from the tree

  8. Project(verb)

    to form a project; to scheme


  1. Project

    A project in business and science is typically defined as a collaborative enterprise, frequently involving research or design, that is carefully planned to achieve a particular aim. Projects can be further defined as temporary rather than permanent social systems that are constituted by teams within or across organizations to accomplish particular tasks under time constraints.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Project' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #684

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Project' in Written Corpus Frequency: #938

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Project' in Nouns Frequency: #190

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Project' in Verbs Frequency: #930

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a plan or scheme

a building project.

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