project Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
undertaking; task; labor.
- he prepared for great undertakings
noun a planned undertaking
verb communicate vividly
- He projected his feelings
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
verb transfer (ideas or principles) from one domain into another
verb project on a screen
- The images are projected onto the screen
verb cause to be heard
- His voice projects well
verb draw a projection of
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
verb present for consideration, examination, criticism, etc.
- He proposed a new plan for dealing with terrorism
- She proposed a new theory of relativity
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
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
verb throw, send, or cast forward
- project a missile
verb regard as objective
The place from which a thing projects, or starts forth.Obs. Holland.
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.
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
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.
To cast forward or revolve in the mind; to contrive; to devise; to scheme; as, to. projecta plan
What sit then projecting peace and war? Milton.
(Persp.) To draw or exhibit, as the form of anything; to delineate; as, to; -- sometimes with on, upon, into, etc.; projecta sphere, a map, an ellipse, and the like as, to. See projecta line or point upon a plane Projection, 4.
Pro*ject" intransitive verb
To shoot forward; to extend beyond something else; to be prominent; to jut; as, the cornice projects; branches projectfrom the tree.
To form a project; to scheme.R. Fuller.
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