Webster 1913 Edition
The place from which a thing projects, or starts forth.
That which is projected or designed; something intended or devised; a scheme; a design; a plan.
Vented much policy, and
Projectsof happiness devised by human reason.
He entered into the
projectwith his customary ardor.
An idle scheme; an impracticable design;
as, a man given to.
Syn. – Design; scheme; plan; purpose.
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
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To throw or cast forward; to shoot forth.
Before his feet herself she did
Behold! th’ ascending villas on my side
Projectlong shadows o'er the crystal tide.
To cast forward or revolve in the mind; to contrive; to devise; to scheme;
What sit then
projectingpeace and war?
To draw or exhibit, as the form of anything; to delineate;
as, to; – sometimes with on, upon, into, etc.;
projecta sphere, a map, an ellipse, and the like
as, to. See
projecta line or point upon a plane
To shoot forward; to extend beyond something else; to be prominent; to jut;
as, the cornice
projectfrom the tree.
To form a project; to scheme.
Webster 1828 Edition
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.