project Definition

  • 1an individual or collaborative enterprise that is carefully planned and designed to achieve a particular aim
  • 2a government-subsidized housing development with relatively low rents
  • 3to extend beyond or above a surface

Using project: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "project" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The construction of the new bridge is a massive project.

  • Example

    She's working on a project for her science class.

  • Example

    The company has several new projects in development.

  • Example

    The government approved funding for a public housing project.

project Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for project

Idioms Using project

  • to postpone or delay a project or task


    We had to put the project on the back burner until we could secure more funding.

  • to start a project or task


    Let's get the ball rolling on this project so we can finish it by the deadline.

  • to start a project or task with great energy and enthusiasm


    The new employee hit the ground running and quickly became an asset to the project team.

Phrases with project

  • pet project

    a personal interest or undertaking that is carried out without regard to financial gain


    Her pet project is to create a community garden in the city.

  • a person responsible for leading a project from its inception to execution


    The project manager ensured that all tasks were completed on time and within budget.

  • a group of individuals assembled to work on a specific project


    The project team consisted of engineers, designers, and marketing specialists.

Origins of project

from Latin 'proiectus', meaning 'thrown forth'


Summary: project in Brief

The term 'project' [ˈprɒdʒekt] refers to a carefully planned and designed enterprise aimed at achieving a particular goal. It can be an individual or collaborative effort, such as a construction project or a school assignment. 'Project' also denotes a government-subsidized housing development with low rents, and the verb form means to extend beyond or above a surface. Phrases like 'pet project' and 'project manager' are common, as are idioms like 'put on the back burner.'

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