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}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The place from which a thing projects, or starts forth. [Obs.] --Holland. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is projected or designed; something intended or devised; a scheme; a design; a plan. [1913 Webster]

Vented much policy, and projects deep. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Projects of happiness devised by human reason. --Rogers. [1913 Webster]

He entered into the project with his customary ardor. --Prescott. [1913 Webster]

3. An idle scheme; an impracticable design; as, a man given to projects. [1913 Webster]

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}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • project — [prä′jekt΄, prä′jikt; ] for v. [ prō jekt′, prəjekt′] n. [ME projecte < L projectum, neut. of projectus, pp. of projicere < pro , before, forward + jacere, to throw: see PRO 2 & JET1] 1. a proposal of something to be done; plan; scheme ☆ 2 …   English World dictionary

  • Project — Pro*ject , v. i. [1913 Webster] 1. To shoot forward; to extend beyond something else; to be prominent; to jut; as, the cornice projects; branches project from the tree. [1913 Webster] 2. To form a project; to scheme. [R.] Fuller. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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