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English noun: project

1. project (act) any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted

SamplesHe prepared for great undertakings.

Synonymslabor, task, undertaking

Broader (hypernym)work

Narrower (hyponym)adventure, assignment, baby, breeze, child's play, cinch, dangerous undertaking, duck soup, endeavor, endeavour, endurance contest, enterprise, escapade, labor of love, labour of love, large order, marathon, no-brainer, picnic, piece of cake, proposition, pushover, risky venture, snap, tall order, venture, walkover

Instance hyponymManhattan Project

2. project (cognition) a planned undertaking


Broader (hypernym)plan, program, programme

Narrower (hyponym)cash cow, money-spinner, moneymaker

English verb: project

1. project (communication) communicate vividly

SamplesHe projected his feelings.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)communicate, intercommunicate

2. project (stative) extend out or project in space

SamplesHis sharp nose jutted out.
A single rock sticks out from the cliff.

Synonymsjut, jut out, protrude, stick out

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Narrower (hyponym)bag, bulge, cantilever, overhang, push up, spear, spear up, thrust

3. project (contact) transfer (ideas or principles) from one domain into another

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)channel, channelise, channelize, transfer, transmit, transport

4. project (perception) project on a screen

SamplesThe images are projected onto the screen.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)show

Narrower (hyponym)silhouette


5. project (perception) cause to be heard

SamplesHis voice projects well.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cause to be perceived

6. project (creation) draw a projection of

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)draw

7. project (creation) make or work out a plan for; devise

SamplesThey contrived to murder their boss.
Design a new sales strategy.
Plan an attack.

ExamplesDid he project his major works over a short period of time?

Synonymscontrive, design, plan

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)create by mental act, create mentally

Narrower (hyponym)concert, map, map out, plot

8. project (cognition) present for consideration, examination, criticism, etc.

SamplesHe proposed a new plan for dealing with terrorism.
She proposed a new theory of relativity.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE.
Somebody ----s VERB-ing

Broader (hypernym)plan

Narrower (hyponym)introduce, offer

9. project (creation) imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind

SamplesI can't see him on horseback!.
I can see what will happen.
I can see a risk in this strategy.

Synonymsenvision, fancy, figure, image, picture, see, visualise, visualize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)conceive of, envisage, ideate, imagine

Verb grouprealise, realize, see, understand, visualise, visualize

10. project (creation) put or send forth

SamplesShe threw the flashlight beam into the corner.
The setting sun threw long shadows.
Cast a spell.
Cast a warm light.

Synonymscast, contrive, throw

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)direct, send

Narrower (hyponym)shoot

11. project (contact) throw, send, or cast forward

SamplesProject a missile.

Synonymssend off

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)impel, propel

12. project (cognition) regard as objective

Synonymsexternalise, externalize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)ascribe, assign, attribute, impute

Domain categorypsychological science, psychology

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