Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “project”

project

noun [C]     /ˈprɒdʒekt/
a piece of planned work or an activity which is done over a period of time and intended to achieve a particular purpose: The date for starting the project will be set once financing is completed.set up/launch a project They set up the research project with help from the university.fund/pay for/finance a project Two local businesses funded the project. manage/run a project complete/finish a project a joint/large/major project a building/construction/development project
→ See also capital project, greenfield project
(Definition of project noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of project

Definitions of “project” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

friendship

a situation in which two people are friends

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More