|Origin:||projectum, from the past participle of proicere 'to throw forward'|
proj‧ect1 S1 W1 [countable]
a carefully planned piece of work to get information about something, to build something, to improve something etc:
The project aims to provide an analysis of children's emotions.
a three-year research project
The scheme will now be extended after a successful pilot project (=a small trial to test if an idea will be successful).
project to do something
a project to develop a substitute for oil
The project is funded by Wellcome plc.
a part of a school or college course that involves careful study of a particular subject over a period of time
a geography project
3 also the projects informal American EnglishXX
a housing project