undertaking, project, task, labor

(noun) any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; “he prepared for great undertakings”

project, projection

(noun) a planned undertaking

project, propose

(verb) present for consideration, examination, criticism, etc.; “He proposed a new plan for dealing with terrorism”; “She proposed a new theory of relativity”; “The candidate projects himself as a moderate and a reformer”

project, externalize, externalise

(verb) regard as objective


(verb) communicate vividly; “He projected his feelings”


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

project, send off

(verb) throw, send, or cast forward; “project a missile”

project, cast, contrive, throw

(verb) put or send forth; “She threw the flashlight beam into the corner”; “The setting sun threw long shadows”; “cast a spell”; “cast a warm light”

visualize, visualise, envision, project, fancy, see, figure, picture, image

(verb) imagine; conceive of; see in one’s mind; “I can’t see him on horseback!”; “I can see what will happen”; “I can see a risk in this strategy”

plan, project, contrive, design

(verb) make or work out a plan for; devise; “They contrived to murder their boss”; “design a new sales strategy”; “plan an attack”


(verb) draw a projection of


(verb) project on a screen; “The images are projected onto the screen”


(verb) cause to be heard; “His voice projects well”

Source: WordNet® 3.1



project (plural projects)

A planned endeavor, usually with a specific goal and accomplished in several steps or stages.

(usually, in the plural, US) An urban low-income housing building.

(dated) An idle scheme; an impracticable design.

(US, sports) a raw recruit who the team hopes will improve greatly with coaching; a long shot diamond in the rough

(obsolete) A projectile.

(obsolete) A projection.

(obsolete) The place from which a thing projects.


• pilot project

• subproject

• Web project


project (third-person singular simple present projects, present participle projecting, simple past and past participle projected)

(intransitive) To extend beyond a surface.

Synonyms: extend, jut, protrude, stick out

(transitive) To cast (an image or shadow) upon a surface; to throw or cast forward; to shoot forth.

Synonyms: cast, throw

(transitive) To extend (a protrusion or appendage) outward.

Synonyms: extend, jut, jut out

(transitive) To make plans for; to forecast.

Synonyms: forecast, foresee, foretell

(transitive, reflexive) To present (oneself), to convey a certain impression, usually in a good way.

(transitive, psychology, psychoanalysis) To assume qualities or mindsets in others based on one's own personality.

(cartography) To change the projection (or coordinate system) of spatial data with another projection.

(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.

Source: Wiktionary

Proj"ect, n. Etym: [OF. project, F. projet, fr. L. projectus, p. p. of projicere to project; pro forward + jacere to throw. See Jet a shooting forth, and cf. Projet.]

1. The place from which a thing projects, or starts forth. [Obs.] Holland.

2. That which is projected or designed; something intended or devised; a scheme; a design; a plan. Vented much policy, and projects deep. Milton. Projects of happiness devised by human reason. Rogers. He entered into the project with his customary ardor. Prescott.

3. An idle scheme; an impracticable design; as, a man given to projects.


– Design; scheme; plan; purpose.

– Project, Design. A project is something of a practical nature thrown out for consideration as to its being done. A design is a project when matured and settled, as a thing to be accomplished. An ingenious man has many projects, but, if governed by sound sense, will be slow in forming them into designs. See also Scheme.

Pro*ject", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Projected; p. pr. & vb. n. Projecting.] Etym: [Cf. OF. projecter, F. projeter.]

1. To throw or cast forward; to shoot forth. Before his feet herself she did project. Spenser. Behold! th' ascending villas on my side Project long shadows o'er the crystal tide. Pope.

2. To cast forward or revolve in the mind; to contrive; to devise; to scheme; as, to project a plan. What sit then projecting peace and war Milton.

3. (Persp.)

Definition: To draw or exhibit, as the form of anything; to delineate; as, to project a sphere, a map, an ellipse, and the like; -- sometimes with on, upon, into, etc.; as, to project a line or point upon a plane. See Projection, 4.

Pro*ject", v. i.

1. To shoot forward; to extend beyond something else; to be prominent; to jut; as, the cornice projects; branches project from the tree.

2. To form a project; to scheme. [R.] Fuller.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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