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project

pro·ject

project

 
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: pra jekt
definition 1: any undertaking that requires great effort or organization.
The project of renovating the historic church will take years.His latest project is to put up shelves in the living room.
synonyms:
enterprise, undertaking, work
similar words:
activity, assignment, campaign, job, operation, task, venture
definition 2: an academic undertaking involving research.
She's at the library doing research for her science project.
similar words:
enterprise, research, study, undertaking, work
definition 3: (sometimes pl.) a large group of residential buildings, usually built with public money.
The city is building a housing project for the elderly in this neighborhood.When my dad lost his job, we moved into the projects.
similar words:
development
 
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: pr jekt
inflections: projected, projecting, projects
definition 1: to throw or cast forward or outward.
He projects the image of a hero.Her acting coach taught her how to project her voice.
similar words:
butt, cast, emit, extend, fling, radiate, send, throw, transmit
definition 2: to plan or propose.
They're projecting a joint venture between their company and ours.
synonyms:
design, plan, propose
similar words:
contrive, devise, draft, frame, invent, outline, present, scheme
definition 3: to estimate or develop in one's imagination.
Can you project the cost of this venture?
synonyms:
calculate, estimate, extrapolate
similar words:
draft, forecast, outline, predetermine, predict
definition 4: to externalize (a thought or feeling) and ascribe to another person or thing.
He says I look down on him, but he's simply projecting his own feelings of inferiority.
similar words:
externalize, objectify, transfer
definition 5: to cause (an image, light, or shadow) to extend forward or appear on a surface.
In movie theaters, a machine is used to project film images onto a large screen.
synonyms:
screen
similar words:
flash, show
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
pronunciation: pr jekt
definition 1: to extend outward; protrude.
A balcony projects from the second floor.
synonyms:
jut out, poke out, protrude
similar words:
beetle, bulge, overhang, pout, start, stick, stick out, tongue
definition 2: to direct one's voice clearly and forcefully across a large space.
You will have to project in order for the audience to hear you.
definition 3: in psychology, to attribute one's own thoughts or feelings to someone else.
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