What does Project mean?

Definitions for Project
ˈprɒdʒ ɛkt, -ɪkt or, esp. Brit., ˈproʊ dʒɛkt; prəˈdʒɛktproject

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. undertaking, project, task, labornoun

    any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted

    "he prepared for great undertakings"

  2. project, projectionverb

    a planned undertaking

  3. projectverb

    communicate vividly

    "He projected his feelings"

  4. stick out, protrude, jut out, jut, projectverb

    extend out or project in space

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

  5. projectverb

    transfer (ideas or principles) from one domain into another

  6. projectverb

    project on a screen

    "The images are projected onto the screen"

  7. projectverb

    cause to be heard

    "His voice projects well"

  8. projectverb

    draw a projection of

  9. plan, project, contrive, designverb

    make or work out a plan for; devise

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

  10. project, proposeverb

    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, imageverb

    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, throwverb

    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 offverb

    throw, send, or cast forward

    "project a missile"

  14. project, externalize, externaliseverb

    regard as objective


  1. projectnoun

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

  2. projectnoun

    An urban low-income housing building.

  3. projectnoun

    A projectile.

  4. projectnoun

    A projection.

  5. projectverb

    To extend beyond a surface.

  6. projectverb

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

  7. projectverb

    To extend (a protrusion or appendage) outward.

  8. projectverb

    To make plans for; to forecast.

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

  9. projectverb

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

  10. projectverb

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Projectnoun

    Scheme; design; contrivance.

    Etymology: projèt, Fr. from the verb.

    It is a discovering the longitude, and deserves a much higher name than that of a project. Joseph Addison, Guardian.

    In the various projects of happiness, devised by human reason, there still appeared inconsistencies not to be reconciled. John Rogers, Sermons.

  2. To PROJECTverb

    Etymology: projicio, projectus, Lat.

    Th’ ascending villas
    Project long shadows o’er the crystal tide. Alexander Pope.

    Diffusive of themselves where e’er they pass,
    They make that warmth in others they expect;
    Their valour works like bodies on a glass,
    And does its image on their men project. Dryden.

    If we had a plan of the naked lines of longitude and latitude, projected on the meridian, a learner might much more speedily advance himself in the knowledge of geography. Isaac Watts, Improvement of the Mind.

    It ceases to be counsel, to compel men to assent to whatever tumultuary patrons shall project. Charles I .

    What sit we then projecting peace and war? John Milton.

    What desire, by which nature projects its own pleasure or preservation, can be gratified by another man’s personal pursuit of his own vice? Robert South, Sermons.

  3. To Projectverb

    To jut out; to shoot forward; to shoot beyond something next it.


  1. Project

    A project is any undertaking, carried out individually or collaboratively and possibly involving research or design, that is carefully planned to achieve a particular goal.An alternative view sees a project managerially as a sequence of events: a "set of interrelated tasks to be executed over a fixed period and within certain cost and other limitations".A project may be a temporary (rather than a permanent) social system (work system), possibly staffed by teams (within or across organizations) to accomplish particular tasks under time constraints.A project may form a part of wider programme management or function as an ad hoc system.Open-source software "projects" or artists' musical "projects" (for example) may lack defined team-membership, precise planning and/or time-limited durations.


  1. project

    A project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result. This endeavor is carefully planned and designed to achieve a specific aim, often within a set timeframe and budget. The project involves a series of tasks and activities that require resources and coordination. It usually involves multiple stakeholders and is distinct from routine operations or regular work. Once the aim or goal of the project is achieved, the project is typically considered to be completed.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Projectnoun

    the place from which a thing projects, or starts forth

  2. Projectnoun

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

  3. Projectnoun

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

  4. Projectverb

    to throw or cast forward; to shoot forth

  5. Projectverb

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

  6. Projectverb

    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. Projectverb

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

  8. Projectverb

    to form a project; to scheme

  9. Etymology: [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.

Editors Contribution

  1. project

    A future amount, quantity or number.

    They did project they can hire the marquee for their wedding on the farm.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 18, 2020  

  2. project

    A perfect, accurate, easy, simple, structured, specific and detailed plan.

    The project was mapped before the date and well thought through so was easily achieved.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 18, 2020  

  3. project

    To intend or plan to do

    They do project forward an efficient and effective delivery date for the goods and services.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 18, 2020  

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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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  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

Examples of Project in a Sentence

  1. Editor Alex Polonsky:

    We gathered a few couples of Jews and Arabs to kiss in front of our cameras, some of them are real couples in real life, some of them met only at the photo shoot, i don’t know if the project will change something (politically) but I am sure it will give a bit of hope to the people watching it, no matter if they are Israelis or Palestinians, Jews or Muslims who live in this country.

  2. Lakshheish M Patel:

    Tomorrow the sensex is most likely to close between 53950-53750. Government units shares like gail, sail, bhel, gmdc, nalco,ongc, ioc , banks are to get most beating. Politicians are trying to project bad image through this manupulated fall to boost privatization

  3. Olorunnimbe Mamora:

    Vaccine manufacturing is not done in a jiffy. Yesterday( Thursday), we had engagements with some of our international development partners and funding partners towards developing our vaccine manufacturing hub. It's a joint venture project between the federal government and an indigenous pharmaceutical company.

  4. Magnus Kempe:

    In the first phase of the technology, we have tested the process with some banks, now we're on the second phase of the project where we will test in a full-sized environment.

  5. Michael Cohen:

    To be clear, President Donald Trump knew of and directed the Trump Tower negotiations throughout the campaign and lied about it, michael Cohen lied about it because Michael Cohen never expected to win the election. Michael Cohen also lied about it because Michael Cohen stood to make hundreds of millions of dollars on the Moscow real estate project.

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