The light from the film projector projects onto the screen.
- The definition of a project is a task or a plan.
An example of project is an experiment for the school science fair.
- Project is defined as to cause an image to appear on a surface or to propose or calculate something for the future.
- An example of project is to use a light to cast an image on a screen.
- An example of project means to estimate a company's potential earnings for the year.
- a proposal of something to be done; plan; scheme
- an organized undertaking; specif.,
- a special unit of work, research, etc., as in a school, a laboratory, etc.
- an extensive public undertaking, as in conservation, construction, etc.
- [often pl.] a complex of inexpensive apartments or houses, esp. one that is publicly owned or financedin full housing project
Origin of projectMiddle English projecte from Classical Latin projectum, neuter of projectus, past participle of projicere from pro-, before, forward + jacere, to throw: see pro- and jet
- to propose (an act or plan of action)
- to throw or hurl forward
- to cause (one's voice) to be heard clearly and at a distance
- to get (ideas, feelings, one's presence, etc.) across to others effectively
- to send forth in one's thoughts or imagination: to project oneself into the future
- to cause to jut out
- to cause (a shadow, image, etc.) to fall or appear upon a surface
- Geom. to transform the points of (a geometric figure) into the points of another figure, usually by means of lines of correspondence
- Psychol. to externalize (a thought or feeling) so that it appears to have objective reality
- to jut out; protrude
- to be effective in the projection of one's voice, ideas, etc.
- An undertaking requiring concerted effort: a community cleanup project; a government-funded irrigation project.
- An extensive task undertaken by a student or group of students to apply, illustrate, or supplement classroom lessons.
- A plan or proposal for accomplishing something. See Synonyms at plan.
- also projects A housing project.
verbpro·ject pro·ject·ed, pro·ject·ing, pro·jects
- To thrust outward or forward: project one's jaw in defiance.
- To throw forward; hurl: project an arrow.
- To send out into space; cast: project a light beam.
- To cause (an image) to appear on a surface by the controlled direction of light: projected the slide onto a screen.
- Mathematics To produce (a projection).
- To direct (one's voice) so as to be heard clearly at a distance.
- Psychology To externalize and attribute (an emotion or motive, for example) unconsciously to someone or something else in order to avoid anxiety.
- To convey an impression of to an audience or to others: a posture that projects defeat.
- To form a plan or intention for: project a new business enterprise.
- To calculate, estimate, or predict (something in the future), based on present data or trends: projecting next year's expenses.
- To extend forward or out; jut out: beams that project beyond the eaves. See Synonyms at bulge.
- To direct one's voice so as to be heard clearly at a distance.
Origin of projectMiddle English projecte from Latin prōiectum projecting structure from neuter past participle of prōicere to throw out prō- forth ; see pro- 1. iacere to throw ; see yē- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present projects, present participle projecting, simple past and past participle projected)
- (intransitive) To extend beyond a surface.
- To cast (an image or shadow) upon a surface; to throw or cast forward; to shoot forth.
- To extend (a protrusion or appendage) outward.
- To make plans for; to forecast.
- The CEO is projecting the completion of the acquisition by April 2007.
- (reflexive) To present (oneself), to convey a certain impression, usually in a good way.
- (cartography) To change the projection (coordinate system) of spatial data with another projection.
Noun from Latin prÅiectum (“projection"), from prÅiectus, perfect passive participle of prÅiciÅ (“throw forth, extend; expel").