Project meaning

prŏj'ĕkt', -ĭkt
The definition of a project is a task or a plan.

An example of project is an experiment for the school science fair.

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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.

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An undertaking requiring concerted effort.

A community cleanup project; a government-funded irrigation project.

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An extensive task undertaken by a student or group of students to apply, illustrate, or supplement classroom lessons.
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A plan or proposal for accomplishing something.
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A housing project.
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To thrust outward or forward.

Project one's jaw in defiance.

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To throw forward; hurl.

Project an arrow.

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To send out into space; cast.

Project a light beam.

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To cause (an image) to appear on a surface by the controlled direction of light.

Projected the slide onto a screen.

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To produce (a projection).
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To direct (one's voice) so as to be heard clearly at a distance.
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To externalize and attribute (an emotion or motive, for example) unconsciously to someone or something else in order to avoid anxiety.
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To convey an impression of to an audience or to others.

A posture that projects defeat.

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To form a plan or intention for.

Project a new business enterprise.

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To calculate, estimate, or predict (something in the future), based on present data or trends.

Projecting next year's expenses.

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To extend forward or out; jut out.

Beams that project beyond the eaves.

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To direct one's voice so as to be heard clearly at a distance.
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A proposal of something to be done; plan; scheme.
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An organized undertaking.
  • A special unit of work, research, etc., as in a school, a laboratory, etc.
  • An extensive public undertaking, as in conservation, construction, etc.
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A complex of inexpensive apartments or houses, esp. one that is publicly owned or financed.
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To propose (an act or plan of action)
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To throw or hurl forward.
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To send forth in one's thoughts or imagination.

To project oneself into the future.

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To cause to jut out.
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To cause (a shadow, image, etc.) to fall or appear upon a surface.
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To transform the points of (a geometric figure) into the points of another figure, usually by means of lines of correspondence.
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To externalize (a thought or feeling) so that it appears to have objective reality.
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To cause (one's voice) to be heard clearly and at a distance.
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To get (ideas, feelings, one's presence, etc.) across to others effectively.
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To jut out; protrude.
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To be effective in the projection of one's voice, ideas, etc.
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To extend forward or out; jut out.
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To attribute one's own emotion or motive, for example, to someone else unconsciously in order to avoid anxiety or guilt.
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A planned endeavor, usually with a specific goal and accomplished in several steps or stages.
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(dated) An idle scheme; an impracticable design.

A man given to projects.

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(US) An urban low-income housing building.
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(intransitive) To extend beyond a surface.
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To cast (an image or shadow) upon a surface; to throw or cast forward; to shoot forth.
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To extend (a protrusion or appendage) outward.
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To make plans for; to forecast.

The CEO is projecting the completion of the acquisition by April 2007.

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(reflexive) To present (oneself), to convey a certain impression, usually in a good way.
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(cartography) To change the projection (coordinate system) of spatial data with another projection.
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Origin of project

Middle English projecte from Latin prōiectum projecting structure from neuter past participle of prōicere to throw out prō- forth pro–1 iacere to throw yē- in Indo-European roots