project

A project is a piece of work that is planned or intended. Plan a little extra time for your gingerbread house project — gluing the walls and roof can take a while.

If you call a person your project, pronounced PRAH-jekt, it means you are trying to improve them by telling them how to behave, etc. As a verb, pronounced pro-JEKT, it means to jut out literally — The fireplace projects into the dining room — or figuratively — Try to project your ideas forcefully. If you assume another person is feeling the same things you are, you are projecting you feelings onto them.

Primary Meanings of project

1.
nv
a planned undertaking
imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
2.
v
extend out or project in space
3.
v
put or send forth
4.
v
regard as objective
Full Definitions of project
1

n a planned undertaking

Synonyms:
projection
Types:
cash cow, money-spinner, moneymaker
a project that generates a continuous flow of money
Type of:
plan, program, programme
a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished

n any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted

Synonyms:
labor, task, undertaking
Examples:
Manhattan Project
code name for the secret United States project set up in 1942 to develop atomic bombs for use in World War II
Types:
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breeze, child's play, cinch, duck soup, picnic, piece of cake, pushover, snap, walkover
any undertaking that is easy to do
adventure, dangerous undertaking, escapade, risky venture
a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
assignment
an undertaking that you have been assigned to do (as by an instructor)
baby
a project of personal concern to someone
endeavor, endeavour, enterprise
a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)
labor of love, labour of love
productive work performed voluntarily without material reward or compensation
endurance contest, marathon
any long and arduous undertaking
no-brainer
anything that requires little thought
proposition
a task to be dealt with
large order, tall order
a formidable task or requirement
venture
any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome
doddle
an easy task
school assignment, schoolwork
a school task performed by a student to satisfy the teacher
fraudulent scheme, illegitimate enterprise, racket
an illegal enterprise (such as extortion or fraud or drug peddling or prostitution) carried on for profit
joint venture
a venture by a partnership or conglomerate designed to share risk or expertise
experiment
a venture at something new or different
forlorn hope
a hopeless or desperate enterprise
writing assignment, written assignment
an assignment to write something
campaign, cause, crusade, drive, effort, movement
a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
sally, sallying forth
a venture off the beaten path
danger, peril, risk
a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury
business activity, commercial activity
activity undertaken as part of a commercial enterprise
Type of:
work
activity directed toward making or doing something

v imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind

Synonyms:
envision, fancy, figure, image, picture, see, visualise, visualize
realise, realize, see, understand
perceive (an idea or situation) mentally
visualise, visualize
form a mental picture of something that is invisible or abstract
Type of:
conceive of, envisage, ideate, imagine
form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case

v make or work out a plan for; devise

Synonyms:
contrive, design, plan
Types:
plot
devise the sequence of events in (a literary work or a play, movie, or ballet)
concert
contrive (a plan) by mutual agreement
map, map out
plan, delineate, or arrange in detail
Type of:
create by mental act, create mentally
create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands

v present for consideration, examination, criticism, etc.

Synonyms:
propose
Types:
offer
put forward for consideration
introduce
put before (a body)
Type of:
plan
make plans for something
2

v extend out or project in space

Synonyms:
jut, jut out, protrude, stick out
Types:
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overhang
project over
push up, thrust
push upward
spear, spear up
thrust up like a spear
bag, bulge
bulge out; form a bulge outward, or be so full as to appear to bulge
cantilever
project as a cantilever
protuberate
form a rounded prominence

v throw, send, or cast forward

project a missile”
Synonyms:
send off
Type of:
impel, propel
cause to move forward with force

v draw a projection of

Type of:
draw
represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface

v project on a screen

“The images are projected onto the screen”
Types:
silhouette
project on a background, such as a screen, like a silhouette
Type of:
show
make visible or noticeable
3

v put or send forth

Synonyms:
cast, contrive, throw
Types:
shoot
send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly
Type of:
direct, send
cause to go somewhere

v communicate vividly

“He projected his feelings”
Type of:
communicate, intercommunicate
transmit thoughts or feelings

v cause to be heard

“His voice projects well”
Type of:
cause to be perceived
have perceptible qualities

v transfer (ideas or principles) from one domain into another

Type of:
channel, channelise, channelize, transfer, transmit, transport
send from one person or place to another
4

v regard as objective

Synonyms:
externalise, externalize
Type of:
ascribe, assign, attribute, impute
attribute or credit to

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