Project - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈprɑːdʒekt|  American pronunciation of the word project
Brit.  |ˈprɒdʒekt|  British pronunciation of the word project


- any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted (syn: labor, task, undertaking)
- a planned undertaking (syn: projection)


- communicate vividly
He projected his feelings
- extend out or project in space (syn: jut, protrude, stick out)
- transfer (ideas or principles) from one domain into another
- project on a screen
The images are projected onto the screen
- cause to be heard
His voice projects well
- draw a projection of
- make or work out a plan for; devise (syn: contrive, design, plan)
- present for consideration, examination, criticism, etc. (syn: propose)
The candidate projects himself as a moderate and a reformer
- imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind (syn: envision, fancy, figure, image, picture, see, visualize)
- put or send forth (syn: cast, contrive, throw)
- throw, send, or cast forward (syn: send off)
project a missile
- regard as objective (syn: externalize)

Extra examples ambitious project to develop the city's waterfront...

He projected next year's costs as being slightly higher than this year's.

It's difficult to project funding needs so far into the future.

An athlete who projects a positive image to young people

We need an actor who projects a tough-guy image.

I caught my coat on a loose brick projecting from the wall.

He projected a system of rules to which he strictly adhered.

The book is projected for publication in March.

You can project the picture onto an empty white wall.

He projects his own guilt onto his parents.

The candidate projected a positive image.

He projected himself as a champion of the poor.

The project aims to provide an analysis of children's emotions.

The scheme will now be extended after a successful pilot project (=a small trial to test if an idea will be successful).

The project is funded by Wellcome plc.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: project
he/she/it: projects
present participle: projecting
past tense: projected
past participle: projected
singular: project
plural: projects
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