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spoken English34.49%written English65.51% conversational speech11.58%task-oriented speech88.42%
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Definition of the noun project

What does project mean as a name of something?

Project is one of the top 1000 most common nouns. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 1000 most common nouns in informational written English.View more statistics!

noun - plural: projects

  1. any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
  2. a planned undertaking

Alternative definition of the noun project


  1. A planned endeavor, usually with a specific goal and accomplished in several steps or stages.
  2. [US] An urban low-income housing building.
  3. [obsolete] A projectile.
  4. [obsolete] A projection.

Definition of the verb project

What does project mean as a doing word?

Project is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections: projected | projecting | projects

  1. communicate vividly
  2. extend out or project in space
  3. transfer (ideas or principles) from one domain into another
  4. project on a screen
    • example: The images are projected onto the screen
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • more generic word: show = make visible or noticeable
    • more specific word: silhouette = project on a background, such as a screen, like a silhouette
    • cause: appear
  5. cause to be heard
    • example: His voice projects well
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • more generic term: cause to be perceived = have perceptible qualities
  6. draw a projection of
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • more generic word: draw = represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface
  7. make or work out a plan for; devise
    • example: Did he project his major works over a short period of time?
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • synonyms of project: contrive / design / plan
    • more generic terms: create by mental act / create mentally = create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands
    • more specific terms:
      • plot = devise the sequence of events in
      • concert = contrive (a plan) by mutual agreement
      • map out / map = plan, delineate, or arrange in detail
  8. present for consideration, examination, criticism, etc.
    • example: The candidate projects himself as a moderate and a reformer
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonym of project: propose
    • more generic word: plan = make plans for something
    • more specific words:
  9. imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
  10. put or send forth
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 2
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • synonyms of project: cast / contrive / throw
    • more generic words: direct / send = cause to go somewhere
    • more specific word: shoot = send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly
  11. throw, send, or cast forward
    • example: project a missile
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of project: send off
    • more generic words: impel / propel = cause to move forward with force
  12. regard as objective

Alternative definition of the verb project


  1. [intransitive] To extend beyond a surface.
  2. [transitive] To cast (an image or shadow) upon a surface.
  3. [transitive] To extend (a protrusion or appendage) outward.
  4. [transitive] To make plans for; to forecast.
  5. [transitive, reflexive] To present (oneself), to convey a certian impression, usually in a good way.


  1. PROJECT a.k.a. Project Trio is a chamber music ensemble based in Brooklyn, NY. PROJECT Trio consists of Greg Pattillo, Eric Stephenson, and Peter Seymour. Their extensive repertoire consists of original compositions and arrangements by the trio members that highlight their versatility by bridging several styles including classical music, jazz, hip hop, rock, Americana, and bluegrass.
  2. Project is a musical group.
    • album: "Name Stolen"

There are other groups with in their name, like Project 1, Project D, project h, Project O, Project X, Project Z, project-x, Project.R, DJ Project, JB Project, JJ Project, KB Project, PF Project, project #1, Project 23, Project 46, Project 54, Project 69, Project 86 and Project Lo.


  1. "Project" is the second collaborative studio album by guitarists Greg Howe and Richie Kotzen, released on November 11, 1997 through Shrapnel Records. A previous collaboration between Howe and Kotzen, Tilt, had sold well and thus resulted in a second album.
  2. "Project" is a musical EP of Parris Mitchell.
    • released in (20 years ago)
  3. "Project" is a musical album of Craig T. Cooper.
  4. "Project" is a musical album of Ménélik.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  5. "Project" is a musical album of Michael W. Smith.
  6. "Project" is a musical EP of Road Heroes Project.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  7. "Project" is a musical EP of Touch 33.
    • released in (7 years ago)
  8. "Project" is a musical album of Speckmann.


"Project" is a book by Trish Wylie.

  • genres: Fiction, Romance novel


"Project" is a film.


The project which this report focuses on.

Phrases with Project

Phrases starting with the word Project:

  1. Project Manage
  2. Project manager
  3. Project Engineer
  4. Project management

Phrases ending with the word Project:

  1. Dt8 Project
  2. Pet Project
  3. pilot project
  4. water project
  5. housing project
  6. research project
  7. classroom project
  8. manhattan project
  9. human genome project

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Project

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Google previewSoft Computing Applications (2015)

Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop Soft Computing Applications (SOFA 2014) by Valentina Emilia Balas, Lakhmi C. Jain, Branko Kovačević

TESSA Project is an experimental system, with the goal to translate a clerk's speech from a Post Office in sign language for deaf clients [1–3]. ASL Synthesizer Project is a joint project involving institutions from USA with the aim of translating ...

Google preview2013 International Conference on Advanced Education Technology and Management Science(AETMS2013) (2013)

by S. K. Chen, T.R. Vijayaram

Introduction Graduation project is the last stage of undergraduate education. Graduation project is an important link in training talent and a link in analyzing the problem, solving the problem, and cultivating the innovation ability of the students.

Google previewBowles and Gintis Revisited (1988)

Correspondence and Contradiction in Educational Theory by Mike Cole

By an appropriative practice we mean labor in its usual sense of transforming nature; its object is the natural world and its project is the creation of useful products. By a political practice we mean a social intervention geared to changing the ...

Google previewSystem Development and Ada (1987)

CRAI Workshop on Software Factories and Ada, Capri, Italy, May 26-30, 1986, Proceedings by A. Nico Habermann, Ugo Montanari

The Showcase project is a continuing effort to build up and maintain a software laboratory in which software development tools and environments are on display. The laboratory is used for demonstrations and for training. It has been used to ...

Google previewMethods of Teaching Commerce (2010)

by K. Venkateswarlu

Project Method has been defined by various educationists as: 1. Ballard. A project is a bit of real life that has been imported into the school. 2. Burton. The problem is a project which results in doing. The motor element is not ...

Google preview32 Beijing/New York Issue 5/6 (2005)

Russia-China 1920-2004 by Michael Bell

'A Toshiko Mori Architect The Jinhua Urban Park project is a unique and ambitious project, not only for China, but also for other parts of the world. Rather than a high profile structure by a star architect concerned with the bottom line, the park ...

Google previewIllinois Strategy to Control Drug and Violent Crime (1995)

by DIANE Publishing Company

The anti-gang project is a collaborative effort between CPD and two sub- contractors: the Cook County Probation Department, and the University of Chicago. The domestic violence project is a collaborative effort between CPD, two domestic ...

Google previewDictionary of Global Climate Change (2008)

The project is a worldwide effort, primarily through national meteorological services, to provide reliable analyses of climate trends and variability, and an authoritative evaluation of the climate state for decision-making purposes. To achieve this ...

Google previewDictionary of Project Management

and successor relationships among the project activities forms a ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

PROJECT, n. proj'ékt [L. projectus, stretched out, prominent—from pro, forward; jactus, thrown or cast; jacéré, to throw: It progettare; F. projeter, to scheme or contrive]: a scheme; a design or plan; a thing intended or devised; a contrivance; ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of American Propaganda (2004)

by Martin J. Manning, Herbert Romerstein

The Afghan Media Project ended with the Reagan administration. FURTHER READING: Sarah Boxer, "When Afghanistan Collapsed," New York Times, October 2, 2001; United States Information Agency, United States Information Agency, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of AIDS (2003)

by G.C. Satpathy

Being a well-known project, the Sonagachi Project had large media, coverage in recognition of its effect on the lives of prostitutes and the social change approach it has added to standard public health strategies. As an HIV intervention it has ...

Google previewMartha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts (2009)

An A-to-Z Guide with Detailed Instructions and Endless Inspiration by Martha Stewart, Martha Stewart Living Magazine

project supplies Basic Supplies (page 240 use punches in the shape of leaves and on edging punch) small boxes, ad. hesive foam ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Development (2005)

by Neil J. Salkind

The Abecedarian Research Project was an intensive research program designed to study the effect of high-quality educational child care on children from low- income families. Researchers selected infants from low-income families who were ...

Google previewMovies in American History: An Encyclopedia [3 volumes] (2011)

An Encyclopedia by Philip C. DiMare

The project had been proposed by James Sherman, ...

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Usage statistics about project

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun project:

spoken English34.49%written English65.51% conversational speech11.58%task-oriented speech88.42% imaginative writing9.29%informational writing90.71%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun project:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb project:


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Quotes about Project

I do albums. That's what I get a kick out of, making a whole project complete and selling the whole project for what it is. (Timbaland)
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Scrabble value of P3R1O1J8E1C3T1

The value of this 7-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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