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project Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
    undertaking; task; labor.
    • he prepared for great undertakings
  2. noun a planned undertaking
  3. verb communicate vividly
    • He projected his feelings
  4. verb extend out or project in space
    protrude; jut out; stick out; jut.
    • His sharp nose jutted out
    • A single rock sticks out from the cliff
  5. verb transfer (ideas or principles) from one domain into another
  6. verb project on a screen
    • The images are projected onto the screen
  7. verb cause to be heard
    • His voice projects well
  8. verb draw a projection of
  9. verb make or work out a plan for; devise
    design; contrive; plan.
    • They contrived to murder their boss
    • design a new sales strategy
    • plan an attack
  10. verb present for consideration, examination, criticism, etc.
    • He proposed a new plan for dealing with terrorism
    • She proposed a new theory of relativity
  11. verb imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
    picture; visualize; envision; figure; visualise; image; fancy; see.
    • I can't see him on horseback!
    • I can see what will happen
    • I can see a risk in this strategy
  12. verb put or send forth
    cast; contrive; throw.
    • She threw the flashlight beam into the corner
    • The setting sun threw long shadows
    • cast a spell
    • cast a warm light
  13. verb throw, send, or cast forward
    send off.
    • project a missile
  14. verb regard as objective
    externalise; externalize.

Proj"ect noun
OF. project, F. projet, fr. L. projectus, p. p. of projicere to project; pro forward + jacere to throw. See Jet a shooting forth, and cf. Projet.
  1. The place from which a thing projects, or starts forth. Obs. Holland.
  2. That which is projected or designed; something intended or devised; a scheme; a design; a plan.
    Vented much policy, and projects deep. Milton.
    Projects of happiness devised by human reason. Rogers.
    He entered into the project with his customary ardor. Prescott.
  3. An idle scheme; an impracticable design; as, a man given to projects. Syn. -- Design; scheme; plan; purpose. -- Project, Design. A project is something of a practical nature thrown out for consideration as to its being done. A design is a project when matured and settled, as a thing to be accomplished. An ingenious man has many projects, but, if governed by sound sense, will be slow in forming them into designs. See also Scheme.
Pro*ject" transitive verb
Cf. OF. projecter, F. projeter.
imperfect & past participle Projected; present participle & verbal noun Projecting
  1. To throw or cast forward; to shoot forth.
    Before his feet herself she did project. Spenser.
    Behold! th' ascending villas on my side Project long shadows o'er the crystal tide. Pope.
  2. To cast forward or revolve in the mind; to contrive; to devise; to scheme; as, to project a plan.
    What sit then projecting peace and war? Milton.
  3. (Persp.) 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.
Pro*ject" intransitive verb
  1. To shoot forward; to extend beyond something else; to be prominent; to jut; as, the cornice projects; branches project from the tree.
  2. To form a project; to scheme. R. Fuller.

Webster 1913

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