pro·ject /prəˈʤɛkt/ 及物動詞
1. The place from which a thing projects, or starts forth. [Obs.]
2. That which is projected or designed; something intended or devised; a scheme; a design; a plan.
Vented much policy, and projects deep. --Milton.
Projects of happiness devised by human reason. --Rogers.
He entered into the project with his customary ardor. --Prescott.
3. An idle scheme; an impracticable design; as, a man given to projects.
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.
Pro·ject v. t. [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.
Pro·ject 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. [R.]
n 1: any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; "he
prepared for great undertakings" [syn: undertaking, task,
2: a planned undertaking [syn: projection]
v 1: communicate vividly; "He projected his feelings"
2: extend out or project in space; "His sharp nose jutted out";
"A single rock sticks out from the cliff" [syn: stick out,
protrude, jut out, jut]
3: transfer (ideas or principles) from one domain into another
4: project on a screen; "The images are projected onto the
5: cause to be heard; "His voice projects well"
6: draw a projection of
7: make or work out a plan for; devise; "They contrived to
murder their boss"; "design a new sales strategy"; "plan
an attack" [syn: plan, contrive, design]
8: present for consideration [syn: propose]
9: imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind; "I can't see him on
horseback!"; "I can see what will happen"; "I can see a
risk in this strategy" [syn: visualize, visualise, envision,
fancy, see, figure, picture, image]
10: put or send forth; "She threw the flashlight beam into the
corner"; "The setting sun threw long shadows"; "cast a
spell"; "cast a warm light" [syn: cast, contrive, throw]
11: throw, send, or cast forward; "project a missile" [syn: send
12: regard as objective [syn: externalize, externalise]