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project    : [pr'ɑdʒɛkt] [prədʒ'ɛkt]
Project \Proj"ect\ (?; 277), n. [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}.]
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1. The place from which a thing projects, or starts forth.
[Obs.] --Holland.
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2. That which is projected or designed; something intended or
devised; a scheme; a design; a plan.
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Vented much policy, and projects deep. --Milton.
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Projects of happiness devised by human reason.
--Rogers.
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He entered into the project with his customary
ardor. --Prescott.
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3. An idle scheme; an impracticable design; as, a man given
to projects.
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Syn: Design; scheme; plan; purpose.

Usage: {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}.
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Project \Pro*ject"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Projected}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Projecting}.] [Cf. OF. projecter, F. projeter.]
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1. To throw or cast forward; to shoot forth.
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Before his feet herself she did project. --Spenser.
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Behold! th' ascending villas on my side
Project long shadows o'er the crystal tide. --Pope.
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2. To cast forward or revolve in the mind; to contrive; to
devise; to scheme; as, to project a plan.
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What sit then projecting peace and war? --Milton.
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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.
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Project \Pro*ject"\, v. i.
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1. To shoot forward; to extend beyond something else; to be
prominent; to jut; as, the cornice projects; branches
project from the tree.
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2. To form a project; to scheme. [R.] --Fuller.
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project
n 1: any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; "he
prepared for great undertakings" [synonym: {undertaking},
{project}, {task}, {labor}]
2: a planned undertaking [synonym: {project}, {projection}]
v 1: communicate vividly; "He projected his feelings"
2: extend out or project in space; "His sharp nose jutted out";
"A single rock sticks out from the cliff" [synonym: {stick out},
{protrude}, {jut out}, {jut}, {project}]
3: transfer (ideas or principles) from one domain into another
4: project on a screen; "The images are projected onto the
screen"
5: cause to be heard; "His voice projects well"
6: draw a projection of
7: make or work out a plan for; devise; "They contrived to
murder their boss"; "design a new sales strategy"; "plan an
attack" [synonym: {plan}, {project}, {contrive}, {design}]
8: present for consideration, examination, criticism, etc.; "He
proposed a new plan for dealing with terrorism"; "She
proposed a new theory of relativity" [synonym: {project},
{propose}]
9: 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" [synonym: {visualize}, {visualise}, {envision},
{project}, {fancy}, {see}, {figure}, {picture}, {image}]
10: 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" [synonym: {project}, {cast},
{contrive}, {throw}]
11: throw, send, or cast forward; "project a missile" [synonym:
{project}, {send off}]
12: regard as objective [synonym: {project}, {externalize},
{externalise}]

306 Moby Thesaurus words for "project":
activity, actualize, adumbrate, adventure, affair, aftertime,
afteryears, aim, aim at, aller sans dire, ambition, animus,
anticipate, approach, arrange, aspiration, aspire after, aspire to,
assignment, attempt, await, be after, be destined, be fated,
be imminent, be manifest, be no secret, be to be, be to come,
beetle, blast off, blueprint, body forth, bristle up, business,
busywork, by-and-by, calculate, cast, chare, charge, chart, chore,
chuck, circumambulate, cock up, come, come across, come on,
commission, commitment, conceive, concern, concert, concoct,
conjure up, contemplate, contract, contrive, cook up, counsel,
course ahead, crystal ball, cut out, deal, delineate, demonstrate,
describe, desideration, desideratum, design, desire, destine,
determination, determine, determinism, devise, diagram, discharge,
distant future, dope out, draft, draw near, draw on, draw up,
drift, drive at, duty, effect, effort, embody, emprise, engagement,
enterprise, envisage, envision, errand, estimate, eventuality,
exemplify, exercise, expect, expectation, exploit, extend,
extend out, exteriorize, externalize, extrapolate, extrude, feat,
feature, figure, fire, fish to fry, fixed purpose, fling, forecast,
foresee, foreshadow, foresight, foretell, forward look, frame,
function, future, future tense, futurism, futurity, game plan,
gest, glare, go for, go without saying, hang out, hang over,
harbor a design, have every intention, hereafter, homework, hope,
hurl, idea, illustrate, image, imagine, immediate future,
immediate prospect, imminence, impend, impend over, impersonate,
incarnate, intend, intendment, intent, intention, invent, jaculate,
job, job of work, jut, jut out, labor, launch, lay plans, layout,
lengthen, lie ahead, lob, look for, look forward to, loom,
make a projection, make arrangements, make-work, matter,
matters in hand, mean, meander, meaning, methodize, mind, mirror,
mission, mooch, motive, near, near future, need no explanation,
nisus, objectify, obligation, occupation, odd job, offing,
operation, organize, outline, outlook, overhang, personate,
personify, piece of work, plan, plan ahead, plot, point, poke,
poke out, posteriority, pouch, pout, prearrange, predict,
prediction, prefigure, prepare, present, pretypify, probability,
program, project over, projection, prolong, propel, prophecy,
prophesy, proposal, propose, proposition, prospect, prospectus,
protrude, protuberate, purport, purpose, put forth, put forward,
ramble, range, rationalize, realize, reckon, reflect, resolution,
resolve, rove, sake, sauter aux yeux, scenario, schedule,
schematize, scheme, screen, see, service, set up, shadow,
shadow forth, shape, shoot, shoot out, shoot up, shout, show,
speak for itself, stand out, start up, stick out, stick up, stint,
straggle, strategy, stray, strike the eye, striving, study,
systematize, task, the future, the morrow, the sweet by-and-by,
thing, things to do, think, think up, threaten, throw, thrust over,
time ahead, time just ahead, time to come, tomorrow, toss, traject,
transmit, undertaking, venture, view, vision, visualize, will,
work, work out, work up



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