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This page has 16 definitions of project in English and Dutch, Flemish. Project is a noun and verb. Examples of how to use project in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

English project definition

Etymology

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

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Noun

project (plural projects)

  1. A planned endeavor, usually with a specific goal and accomplished in several steps or stages.
    • a. 1729, John Rogers, The Greatness of the Gospel Salvation
      projects of happiness devised by human reason
    • 1924, Clarence Budington Kelland, The Steadfast Heart/Chapter 22
      Rainbow, [] came forward enthusiastically to put its money into the project in sums which ran all the way from one share at ten dollars to ten shares
    • 2019, VOA Learning English (public domain)
      The proposal with China would involve a project to create artificial rain.
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  2. (usually in the plural, US) An urban low-income housing building.
    Projects like Pruitt-Igoe were considered irreparably dangerous and demolished.
    • 1996, “Stakes is High”, in Stakes Is High, performed by De La Soul:
      Experiments when needles and skin connect / No wonder where we live is called the projects
    • 2012, “Money Trees”, in Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, performed by Kendrick Lamar ft. Jay Rock:
      Imagine rock up in them projects / Where them niggas pick your pockets
  3. (dated) An idle scheme; an impracticable design.
    a man given to projects
  4. (US, sports) a raw recruit who the team hopes will improve greatly with coaching; a long shot diamond in the rough
  5. (obsolete) A projectile.
  6. (obsolete) A projection.
  7. (obsolete) The place from which a thing projects.
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Verb

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, stick out
  2. (transitive) To cast (an image or shadow) upon a surface; to throw or cast forward; to shoot forth.
    Synonyms: cast, throw
  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.
  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.

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Dutch project definition

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

Noun

project n (plural projecten, diminutive projectje n)

  1. project (planned endeavor)

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