from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A plan or proposal; a scheme. See Synonyms at plan.
- n. An undertaking requiring concerted effort: a community cleanup project; a government-funded irrigation project.
- n. An extensive task undertaken by a student or group of students to apply, illustrate, or supplement classroom lessons.
- n. A housing project.
- transitive v. To thrust outward or forward: project one's jaw in defiance.
- transitive v. To throw forward; hurl: project an arrow.
- transitive v. To send out into space; cast: project a light beam.
- transitive v. To cause (an image) to appear on a surface: projected the slide onto a screen.
- transitive v. Mathematics To produce (a projection).
- transitive v. To direct (one's voice) so as to be heard clearly at a distance.
- transitive v. Psychology To externalize and attribute (an emotion or motive, for example) unconsciously to someone or something else in order to avoid anxiety.
- transitive v. To convey an impression of to an audience or to others: a posture that projects defeat.
- transitive v. To form a plan or intention for: project a new business enterprise.
- transitive v. To calculate, estimate, or predict (something in the future), based on present data or trends: projecting next year's expenses.
- intransitive v. To extend forward or out; jut out: beams that project beyond the eaves. See Synonyms at bulge.
- intransitive v. To direct one's voice so as to be heard clearly at a distance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A planned endeavor, usually with a specific goal and accomplished in several steps or stages.
- n. An urban low-income housing building.
- n. A projectile.
- n. A projection.
- v. To extend beyond a surface.
- v. To cast (an image or shadow) upon a surface.
- v. To extend (a protrusion or appendage) outward.
- v. To make plans for; to forecast.
- v. To present (oneself), to convey a certian impression, usually in a good way.
- v. To change the projection (or coordinate system) of spatial data with another projection.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The place from which a thing projects, or starts forth.
- n. That which is projected or designed; something intended or devised; a scheme; a design; a plan.
- n. An idle scheme; an impracticable design.
- transitive v. To throw or cast forward; to shoot forth.
- transitive v. To cast forward or revolve in the mind; to contrive; to devise; to scheme.
- transitive v. To draw or exhibit, as the form of anything; to delineate; ; -- sometimes with on, upon, into, etc.. See Projection, 4.
- intransitive v. To shoot forward; to extend beyond something else; to be prominent; to jut
- intransitive v. To form a project; to scheme.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To throw out or forth; cast or shoot forward.
- To cast forward in the mind; scheme; contrive; devise; plan.
- In geometry: To throw forward in rays or straight lines, especially from a center; draw such rays through every point of.
- To throw forward (lines) from a center through every point of the figure said to be projected, and then cut these with a surface upon which the figure is said to be projected.
- To delineate according to any system of correspondence between the points of a figure and the points of the surface on which the delineation is made.
- To throw, as it were, from the mind into the objective world; give an objective or real seeming to (something subjective).
- To set forth; set out.
- To shoot forward; extend beyond something else; jut; be prominent: as, a cornice or a promontory projects. The rays thrown forward in geometrical projection are said to project in this sense.
- To form a scheme or project.
- In alchemy, to make projection — that is, to throw philosopher's stone into a crucible of melted metal, and thus convert the latter into silver, gold, or the philosopher's stone.
- Synonyms To protrude, bulge (out), stand out.
- n. That which is projected or devised; a plan; a scheme; a design: as, projects of happiness.
- n. Synonyms Scheme, Design, etc. See plan.
- To move about busily or curiously; pry.
- Projecting; sticking out.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. extend out or project in space
- v. project on a screen
- v. make or work out a plan for; devise
- v. cause to be heard
- v. communicate vividly
- v. draw a projection of
- n. any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
- n. a planned undertaking
- v. throw, send, or cast forward
- v. present for consideration, examination, criticism, etc.
- v. transfer (ideas or principles) from one domain into another
- v. imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
- v. put or send forth
- v. regard as objective
Middle English projecte, from Latin prōiectum, projecting structure, from neuter past participle of prōicere, to throw out : prō-, forth; see pro- + iacere, to throw.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Noun from Latin prōiectum ("projection"), from prōiectus, perfect passive participle of prōiciō ("throw forth, extend; expel"). (Wiktionary)