project
Pronunciation
Noun
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈpɹɒdʒɛkt/, /ˈpɹəʊdʒɛkt/
  • (Australia) IPA: /ˈpɹɒdʒɛkt/
  • (GA) enPR prŏjʹĕkt' IPA: /ˈpɹɑdʒˌɛkt/, /ˈpɹɑdʒɪ̈kt/
  • (Canada) IPA: /ˈpɹɑdʒɛkt/, /ˈpɹoʊdʒɛkt/
Verb
  • (RP, GA, Canada) enPR: prə-jĕktʹ IPA: /pɹəˈdʒɛkt/
Noun

project (plural projects)

  1. A planned endeavor, usually with a specific goal and accomplished in several steps or stages.
    • projects of happiness devised by human reason
    • He entered into the project with his customary ardour.
    • 2019, [https://web.archive.org/web/20190311070055/https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/south-korea-proposes-rain-project-with-china-to-cut-pollution/4819207.html VOA Learning English] (public domain)
      The proposal with China would involve a project to create artificial rain.
  2. (usually, in the plural, US) An urban low-income housing building.
    Projects like Pruitt-Igoe were considered irreparably dangerous and demolished.
  3. (dated) An idle scheme; an impracticable design.
    a man given to projects
  4. (obsolete) A projectile.
  5. (obsolete) A projection.
  6. (obsolete) The place from which a thing projects.
Translations Verb

project (projects, present participle projecting; past and past participle projected)

  1. (intransitive) To extend beyond a surface.
    Synonyms: extend, jut, protrude, stick out
  2. (transitive) To cast (an image or shadow) upon a surface; to throw or cast forward; to shoot forth.
    Synonyms: cast, throw
    • Before his feet herself she did project.
    • 1713, Alexander Pope, Windsor Forest:
      Behold! th' ascending villas on my side / Project long shadows o'er the crystal tide.
  3. (transitive) To extend (a protrusion or appendage) outward.
    Synonyms: extend, jut, jut out
  4. (transitive) To make plans for; to forecast.
    Synonyms: forecast, foresee, foretell
    The CEO is projecting the completion of the acquisition by April 2007.
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book 2”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:
      projecting Peace and Warr?
  5. (transitive, reflexive) To present (oneself), to convey a certain impression, usually in a good way.
    • 1946, Dr. Ralph S. Banay, The Milwaukee Journal, [http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1499&dat=19461207&id=NS0aAAAAIBAJ&sjid=8iMEAAAAIBAJ&pg=4499,3742545 Is Modern Woman a Failure]:
      It is difficult to gauge the exact point at which women stop trying to fool men and really begin to deceive themselves, but an objective analyst cannot escape the conclusion (1) that partly from a natural device inherent in the species, women deliberately project upon actual or potential suitors an impression of themselves that is not an accurate picture of their total nature, and (2) that few women ever are privileged to see themselves as they really are.
  6. (transitive, psychology, psychoanalysis) To assume qualities or mindsets in others based on one's own personality.
  7. (cartography) To change the projection (or coordinate system) of spatial data with another projection.
  8. (geometry) To draw straight lines from a fixed point through every point of any body or figure, and let these fall upon a surface so as to form the points of a new figure.
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