What does Project mean?

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

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

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


  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

  9. Origin: [Cf. OF. projecter, F. projeter.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Project

    prōj′ekt, n. a plan: a scheme: contrivance. [O. Fr. project (Fr. projet)—L. projectumpro, before, jacĕre, to throw.]

  2. Project

    prō-jekt′, v.t. to throw out or forward: to cast forward in the mind: to contrive or devise: to exhibit (as in a mirror): to draw straight lines from a fixed point through every point of any body or figure, and let these fall upon a surface so as to form the points of a new figure: to exhibit in relief.—v.i. to shoot forward: to jut out: to be prominent.—adj. Projec′tile, projecting or throwing forward: impelling or impelled forward: that can be thrust forward.—n. a body projected by force, esp. through the air: a cannon or rifle ball.—adj. Projec′ting.—n. Projec′tion, the act of projecting: that which juts out: a plan or design: a delineation: a representation of any object on a plane, esp. (geom.) the earth's surface: (alch.) the act of throwing anything into a crucible, hence the act or result of transmutation of metals: the crisis of any process, esp. a culinary process.—adj. Projec′tive, produced by projection: (geom.) capable, as two plane figures, of being derived from one another by a number of projections and sections.—ns. Projectiv′ity; Project′ment (rare), design; Projec′tor, one who projects or forms schemes: a parabolic mirror: a camera for throwing an image on a screen; Projec′ture, a jutting out beyond the main line or surface.—Mercator's projection, a map of the world with meridian lines which are straight and parallel, and with parallels of latitude at distances from each other, increasing towards the poles, invented by the Flemish cosmographer, Mercator, in 1550.

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Project in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Project in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Dr. Lillian Troll:

    Always have some project under way . . . an ongoing project that goes over from day to day and thus makes each day a smaller unit of time.

  2. Robert M. Pirsig:

    You look at where you're going and where you are and it never makes sense, but then you look back at where you've been and a pattern seems to emerge. And if you project forward from that pattern, then sometimes you can come up with something.

  3. Chief Executive Sam Walsh:

    I met with the new prime minister... and we talked about that (proposal), quite frankly we'd rather put our focus and our dollars into the project. That's for others to look at, taking equity in the project, we're happy with our 50.1 percent of the project.

  4. Takako Ito:

    We are aware that the project mentioned was temporarily halted due to the protests by local residents, but we also understand that the project company responded to them properly and the project is being continued with appropriate monitoring in line with JBIC guidelines.

  5. Adam Smith:

    To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers, may at first sight appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers. It is, however, a project altogether unfit for a nation of shopkeepers, but extremely fit for a nation that is governed by shopkeepers.

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