The place from which a thing projects, or starts forth.
- A plan or proposal; a scheme. See Synonyms at plan.
- An undertaking requiring concerted effort: a community cleanup project; a government-funded irrigation project.
- An extensive task undertaken by a student or group of students to apply, illustrate, or supplement classroom lessons.
- A housing project.
- To thrust outward or forward: project one's jaw in defiance.
- To throw forward; hurl: project an arrow.
- To send out into space; cast: project a light beam.
- To cause (an image) to appear on a surface: projected the slide onto a screen.
- Mathematics To produce (a projection).
- To direct (one's voice) so as to be heard clearly at a distance.
- Psychology To externalize and attribute (an emotion or motive, for example) unconsciously to someone or something else in order to avoid anxiety.
- To convey an impression of to an audience or to others: a posture that projects defeat.
- To form a plan or intention for: project a new business enterprise.
- To calculate, estimate, or predict (something in the future), based on present data or trends: projecting next year's expenses.
- To extend forward or out; jut out: beams that project beyond the eaves. See Synonyms at bulge.
- To direct one's voice so as to be heard clearly at a distance.