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From Latin prōiectus, perfect passive participle of prōiciō (throw forth, extend; expel).




project (plural projects)

  1. A planned endeavor, usually with a specific goal and accomplished in several steps or stages.
    • (Can we date this quote by Rogers and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      projects of happiness devised by human reason
    • (Can we date this quote by Prescott and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      He entered into the project with his customary ardour.
    • 2019, 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.
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project (third-person singular simple present projects, present participle projecting, simple past and past participle projected)

  1. (intransitive) To extend beyond a surface.
    Synonyms: extend, jut, protrude
  2. (transitive) To cast (an image or shadow) upon a surface; to throw or cast forward; to shoot forth.
    • (Can we date this quote by Spenser and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Before his feet herself she did project.
    • (Can we date this quote by Alexander Pope and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Behold! th' ascending villas on my side / Project long shadows o'er the crystal tide.
  3. (transitive) To extend (a protrusion or appendage) outward.
  4. (transitive) To make plans for; to forecast.
    The CEO is projecting the completion of the acquisition by April 2007.
    • (Can we date this quote by John Milton and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      projecting peace and war
  5. (transitive, reflexive) To present (oneself), to convey a certain impression, usually in a good way.
    • 1946, Dr. Ralph S. Banay, The Milwaukee Journal, 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.






Ultimately from Latin prōiectum. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.



project n (plural projecten, diminutive projectje n)

  1. project (planned endeavor)

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  • Afrikaans: projek