Project

Definition of Project

Proj´ect
n.1.
1.The place from which a thing projects, or starts forth.
2.That which is projected or designed; something intended or devised; a scheme; a design; a plan.
Vented much policy, and projects deep.
- Milton.
He entered into the project with his customary ardor.
- Prescott.
3.An idle scheme; an impracticable design; as, a man given to projects.
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Projected; p. pr. & vb. n. Projecting.]
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.
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.

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