- 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.