Definitions for: Project


[n] any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; "he prepared for great undertakings"
[n] a planned undertaking
[v] present for consideration
[v] regard as objective; in psychology
[v] communicate vividly; "He projected his feelings"
[v] transfer from one domain into another, as of ideas and principles
[v] throw, send, or cast forward; "project a missile"
[v] 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"
[v] 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"
[v] make or work out a plan for; devise; "They contrived to murder their boss"; "design a new sales strategy"; "plan an attack"
[v] draw a projection of
[v] project on a screen; "The images are projected onto the screen"
[v] cause to be heard; "His voice projects well"
[v] extend out or project in space; "His sharp nose jutted out"; "A single rock stick out from the cliff"



Webster (1913) Definition: Proj"ect (?; 277), n. [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.

Usage: 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", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Projected; p. pr. &
vb. n. Projecting.] [Cf. OF. projecter, F. projeter.]
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", v. i.
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.

Synonyms: cast, contrive, design, envision, externalise, externalize, fancy, figure, image, jut, jut out, labor, picture, plan, projection, propose, protrude, see, send off, stick out, task, throw, undertaking, visualise, visualize

See Also: adventure, appear, ascribe, assign, assignment, attribute, baby, bag, breeze, bulge, cantilever, cash cow, cause to be perceived, channel, channelise, channelize, child's play, cinch, communicate, conceive of, concert, create by mental act, create mentally, dangerous undertaking, direct, draw, duck soup, endeavor, endeavour, endurance contest, enterprise, envisage, escapade, ideate, imagine, impel, impute, intercommunicate, introduce, labor of love, labour of love, large order, map, map out, marathon, moneymaker, money-spinner, no-brainer, offer, overhang, picnic, piece of cake, plan, plan, program, programme, propel, push up, pushover, repute, risky venture, send, shoot, show, silhouette, snap, spear, spear up, tall order, thrust, transfer, transmit, transport, venture, walkover, work

Try our:
Scrabble Word Finder

Scrabble Cheat

Words With Friends Cheat

Hanging With Friends Cheat

Scramble With Friends Cheat

Ruzzle Cheat



Related Resources:
t letter animals