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[n] any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; "he prepared for great undertakings"
[n] a planned undertaking
[v] present for consideration
[v] regard as objective; in psychology
[v] communicate vividly; "He projected his feelings"
[v] transfer from one domain into another, as of ideas and principles
[v] throw, send, or cast forward; "project a missile"
[v] 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"
[v] 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"
[v] make or work out a plan for; devise; "They contrived to murder their boss"; "design a new sales strategy"; "plan an attack"
[v] draw a projection of
[v] project on a screen; "The images are projected onto the screen"
[v] cause to be heard; "His voice projects well"
[v] extend out or project in space; "His sharp nose jutted out"; "A single rock stick out from the cliff"

Misc. Definitions

\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}.]
1. The place from which a thing projects, or starts forth. [Obs.] --Holland.
2. That which is projected or designed; something intended or devised; a scheme; a design; a plan. Vented much policy, and projects deep. --Milton. Projects of happiness devised by human reason. --Rogers. He entered into the project with his customary ardor. --Prescott.
3. An idle scheme; an impracticable design; as, a man given to projects. 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}.
\Pro*ject"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Projected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Projecting}.] [Cf. OF. projecter, F. projeter.]
1. To throw or cast forward; to shoot forth. Before his feet herself she did project. --Spenser. Behold! th' ascending villas on my side Project long shadows o'er the crystal tide. --Pope.
2. To cast forward or revolve in the mind; to contrive; to devise; to scheme; as, to project a plan. What sit then projecting peace and war? --Milton.
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.
\Pro*ject"\, v. i.
1. To shoot forward; to extend beyond something else; to be prominent; to jut; as, the cornice projects; branches project from the tree.
2. To form a project; to scheme. [R.] --Fuller.

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