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Webster 1913 Edition


Project

Proj′ect

(?; 277)
,
Noun.
[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
.
Syn. – 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′

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Projected
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Projecting
.]
[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.)
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′

,
Verb.
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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Project

PROJECT'

,
Verb.
T.
[L. projicio; pro, forward,and jacio, to throw.]
1.
To throw out; to cast or shoot forward.
Th' ascending villas
Project long shadows o'er the crystal tide.
2.
To cast forward in the mind; to scheme; to contrive; to devise something to be done; as, to project a plan for paying off the national debt; to project an expedition to South America; to project peace or war.
3.
To draw or exhibit, as the form of any thing; to delineate.

PROJECT'

,
Verb.
I.
To shoot forward; to extend beyond something else; to jut; to be prominent; as, the cornice projects.

Definition 2022


project

project

English

Noun

project (plural projects)

  1. A planned endeavor, usually with a specific goal and accomplished in several steps or stages.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Rogers
      projects of happiness devised by human reason
    • (Can we date this quote?) Prescott
      He entered into the project with his customary ardour.
  2. (chiefly 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.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Holland to this entry?)

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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.
  2. (transitive) To cast (an image or shadow) upon a surface; to throw or cast forward; to shoot forth.
    • Spenser
      Before his feet herself she did project.
    • Alexander Pope
      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.
    • Milton
      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.

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Noun

project n (plural projecten, diminutive projectje n)

  1. project (planned endeavor)