- 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.
- ⌂ 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 amp; 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 pr&omacron;iectum, projecting structure, from neuter past participle of pr&omacron;icere, to throw out : pr&omacron;-, forth; see pro–1 + iacere, to throw; see y&emacron;- 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").