From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishprojectproj‧ect1 /ˈprɒdʒekt $ ˈprɑː-/ ●●● S1 W1 AWL noun [countable] 1 JOB/TASKa 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 project manager2 SESa part of a school or college course that involves careful study of a particular subject over a period of timeproject on We’re doing a project on pollution. a geography project3 (also the projects American English informal)XX a housing projectCOLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + projecta research projectThe aim of this research project is to study modern food habits.a construction projectSpending on new construction projects has been reduced.a development projectOur aim is assess the environmental impact of new development projects.a pilot project (=one organized to test if an idea will be successful)These changes were shelved after pilot projects showed poor results.a major projectThe company is funding a major research project into the causes of addiction.an ambitious projectYoung people often enjoy the challenge of an ambitious project.successfulWas the project successful?verbswork on a projectA team has been working on the project for three years.be involved in a projectI am involved in various projects.set up a project (=organize it)$30 million would be required to set up the project.embark on a project (=start it)He was embarking on the biggest project of his career.complete a projectThe project was completed on time.project + NOUNa project manager/leaderThe project manager is responsible for sorting this out.a phase/stage of a projectThe first phase of the project was due to be completed by the end of 2008.
Examples from the Corpusproject• Another project that the ministry has suddenly accelerated after two years of inaction is a new missile designed to destroy enemy radars.• These are encouraging signs that the ballpark project is moving from blueprint to reality.• I've been working on the Inner City Development Project for the last five years.• Work on the new freeway project began yesterday.• The principal message conveyed by the leadership was that the Three Gorges project had reached the point of no return.• The federal government will help fund this immense project, which includes the building of 150 day-care centers.• a joint US--British research project• While replacement would make retrofitting unnecessary, the first phase of the retrofit project began last September.• This is a special project supported and organised by all the Protestant churches in the country.• The government scrapped the project after ruling that the costs were too high.• The project still must be approved by the Board of Supervisors.• The findings from these projects indicate some of the ways in which girls' performance is produced and evaluated.• Second, you are counting on Donna Davidson and her two project colleagues to champion the change.• They also enable you to complete your writing projects and have greater control over your deadlines.project manager• He has 25 years' experience as a project manager and architectural technologist.• My superintendents and project managers deal with the final set of drawings.• The first real managerial position might be as project manager, programming supervisor, systems supervisor, or software manager.• Hospitals, project managers revealed the findings of samples taken since tunnel toll takers began complaining early last month of noxious odors.• Then I became a lead project manager and, I have to say, I was a good one.• The skills of our project managers have shortened construction time by 12 weeks compared with five years ago.• How does the project manager organize and supervise the people in the team?• For this purpose they second members of their departments to the project manager.doing ... project• At school, we are doing a project on mouths.• They will be doing a project to do with the community and how that has changed over time.