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project

noun [C] uk   /ˈprɒdʒ.ekt/ us    /ˈprɑː.dʒekt/
B2 a piece of planned work or an activity that is finished over a period of time and intended to achieve a particular aim: the Kings Cross housing project a scientific research project Her latest project is a film based on the life of a 19th-century music hall star. My next project is decorating the kitchen. A2 a study of a particular subject done over a period of time, especially by students: He's doing a class project on pollution. In our third year at college everyone had to do a special project.

project

verb uk   /prəˈdʒekt/ us  

project verb (CALCULATE)

[T usually passive] to calculate an amount or number expected in the future from information already known: [+ to infinitive] Government spending is projected to rise by three percent next year.

project verb (THROW)

[T] to throw or direct something forwards, with force: 90 percent of the projected missiles will hit their target. project your voice to sing or speak loudly and clearly: It's a big theatre so you really have to project your voice if you're going to be heard at the back.

project verb (MAKE AN IMAGE)

[T] to cause a film, image, or light to appear on a screen or other surface: Laser images were projected onto a screen. [T] specialized psychology to wrongly imagine that someone else is feeling a particular emotion or desire when in fact it is you who feels this way: I suspect he's projecting his fears onto you. [T] If you project a particular quality, that quality is what most people notice about you: Recently the president has sought to project a much tougher image.

project verb (STICK OUT)

[I + adv/prep] to stick out over an edge or from a surface: The hotel dining room projects out over the water.
(Definition of project from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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