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  1. proj·ect
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. estimate or forecast (something) on the basis of present trends or data:

      spending was projected at $72 million
    • 2. plan (a project or undertaking):

      in the later 1930s, many new road plans were projected
      Synonym : intend, plan, propose, map out, devise, design, outline
    • 3. extend outward beyond something else; protrude:

      I noticed a slip of paper projecting from the book
      Synonym : stick out, jut out, jut, protrude, extend, stand out, hang over, overhang, bulge out, poke out, lap over, ride over, thrust out, obtrude, cantilever, be imminent, protuberate
    • 4. throw or cause to move forward or outward:

      seeds are projected from the tree
    • 5. cause (light, shadow, or an image) to fall on a surface:

      the one light projected shadows on the wall
      Synonym : cast, throw, send, shed, let fall, reflect, shine
    • 6. cause (a sound, especially the voice) to be heard at a distance:

      being audible depends on your ability to project your voice
    • 7. imagine (oneself, a situation, etc.) as having moved to a different place or time:

      people may be projecting the present into the past
    • 8. present or promote (a particular view or image):

      he strives to project an image of youth
      Synonym : convey, put across, put over, communicate, present, promote, present oneself as
    • 9. present (someone or something) in a way intended to create a favorable impression:

      she liked to project herself more as a friend than a doctor
    • 10. display (an emotion or quality) in one's behavior:

      everyone would be amazed that a young girl could project such depths of emotion
    • 11. transfer or attribute one's own emotion or desire to (another person), especially unconsciously:

      men may sometimes project their own fears onto women
    • 12. draw straight lines from a center of or parallel lines through every point of (a given figure) to produce a corresponding figure on a surface or a line by intersecting the surface.

    • 13. produce (such a corresponding figure).

    • 14. make a projection of (the earth, sky, etc.) on a plane surface.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: project, plural noun: projects

    • v.: verb: project, 3rd person present: projects, gerund or present participle: projecting, past tense: projected, past participle: projected

    • noun

      an individual or collaborative enterprise that is carefully planned to achieve a particular aim:

      a piece of research work undertaken by a school or college student:

    • verb

      estimate or forecast (something) on the basis of present trends or data:

      plan (a scheme or undertaking):

    • adjective

      estimated or forecast on the basis of current trends or data:

      proposed or planned:

    • adjective

      extending outward beyond something else; protruding:
    • adjective

      estimated or forecast on the basis of current trends or data:

      proposed or planned:

    • adjective

      extending outwards beyond something else; protruding:
    • verb

      be in overall charge of the planning and execution of (a project):
    • the code name for the American project set up in 1942 to develop an atom bomb. The project culminated in 1945 with the detonation of the first nuclear weapon, at White Sands in New Mexico.
    • verb

      project (an image) onto the back of a translucent screen for viewing or for use as a background in filming:
    • noun

      the person in overall charge of the planning and execution of a particular project.
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