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project

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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projectproj‧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.
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projectAnother 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 projectWhile 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 managerHe 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 ... projectAt 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.
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projectpro‧ject2 /prəˈdʒekt/ AWL verb  1 calculate [transitive]PREDICT to calculate what something will be in the future, using the information you have now The company projected an annual growth rate of 3%. projected sales figuresbe projected to do something Total expenditure is projected to rise by 25%.2 stick out [intransitive]STICK OUT to stick out beyond an edge or surface syn protrudeproject out/from/through etc Four towers projected from the main building. projecting teeth3 film [transitive]AMF to make the picture of a film, photograph etc appear in a larger form on a screen or flat surfaceproject something onto something She projected the slide onto the wall.4 yourself [transitive]EXPRESS to try to make other people have a particular idea about you I hope the team will project a smart professional image.project yourself (as something) his attempts to project himself as a potential leader5 be projected6 project your voice7 send [transitive]THROW to make something move up or forwards with great force The plant projects its seeds over a wide area.8 success [transitive] to make someone quickly have success or a much better jobproject somebody into/onto etc something His success projected him onto Channel 4‘s comedy series ’Packet of Three'.9 feeling [transitive]AVOID to imagine that someone else is feeling the same emotions as youproject something on/onto somebody You’re projecting your insecurity onto me.
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projectKirk doesn't realize how arrogant an image he projects.Modernism has projected a compelling image of the artist in a state of splendid isolation.School officials are projecting a rise in student numbers next semester.The pier would be 1000 metres long and project about 400 metres into the sea.He thus asserts the Truth of History while constantly projecting forwards and deferring its proof.A computer image of an eyeball was projected onto a screen on stage.Two walkways projected over the gorge on both sides of the river.These projected rooms also had to be able to accommodate existing pieces of furniture.Examining past, present, and projected student enrollments in one district, the school board voted to dismiss four teachers.It is projected to hit $ 1. 17 billion in 1996 sales, nipping at the heels of Sega and Nintendo.By the end of this fiscal year in June, maritime operations are projected to lose $ 6. 4 million.Lastly it is worth noting any usual features like sunken logs, projecting tree roots and big boulders.be projected to do somethingThe number of NEAs down to this size is projected to be between five hundred thousand and six hundred thousand.But if all goes well, it is projected to climb to 1 million a year to meet rising worldwide demand.This number is projected to double by 2021.Inflation was projected to fall to 8.9 percent from its current official level of 23 percent.We already have an inflation rate of about five percent and it is projected to go higher yet this year.It will probably never build the 2.8m transistor 601, which is projected to have a three-year life cycle.The hospital fund is projected to run through its last dollar some time in 2001.Combined output during the next few years is projected to skyrocket to more than 500,000 barrels daily.project out/from/through etcThe neighborhood development program changed the funding of renewal projects from a reserve system to annual funding.The lesion has been described as a volcano with central whitish discoloration projecting from an otherwise normal gastric mucosa.Sulfide outgrowths that look undeniably like Moose antlers project out from the main mound.These were launched a year ago and implemented for all new capital expenditure projects from September 1992.At the end of that time, the developer would buy the entire project from the city.Outside, a sizeable iron drive-wheel projects through the front wall.When projected through the same lens, the image stretched out to approximately 2 { times wider than it was high.Montpelier was stone-built with a wooden tower projecting from the top.project yourself (as something)Almost from the start the cost overruns were as staggering as the project itself.If we are imaginative enough we can project ourselves inside plants and inanimate objects as well as other animals.It's got as much to do with personality, character, how you project yourself.The signals come from the changing demands of the work project itself.He projected himself as a man who would be worth listening to.Now look, look at the counterpane world, project yourself into it, look beside that bijou signal box.Father Campbell encouraged them to project themselves into the readings.The testing of the stated relationship is the project itself; the procedure of testing is the methodology.project something on/onto somebodyJay's finally realizing that he projects his own insecurities onto his friends.
From Longman Business Dictionaryprojectproj‧ect1 /ˈprɒdʒektˈprɑː-/ noun [countable]1an important and carefully planned piece of work that will create something new or improve a situationthe country’s largest everconstruction projectSan Miguel plans to finance the project 42% from equity and 58% from loans.a joint copper-miningresearch projectThe project is scheduled to be completed in early 2009. capital project2project finance/financingFINANCEPROPERTY money needed for a large building project, usually in the form of investment loansOlympia & York Developments Ltd. is negotiating long-term project financing for its Canary Wharf development in London. see also greenfield projectprojectpro‧ject2 /prəˈdʒekt/ verb [transitive] to calculate what the size, amount, or rate of something will be in the futureCalifornia Microwave dropped 2 points after itprojected earnings of 19 cents a share for the third quarter.Sources said that privately the company is projecting a bigger decline.projected adjectiveNew Jersey’s projected rates of return are in line with assumptions made by other corporations.a $17 billion cut in projected spending→ See Verb table
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Verb table
project
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyproject
he, she, itprojects
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyprojected
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave projected
he, she, ithas projected
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad projected
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill project
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have projected
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam projecting
he, she, itis projecting
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you, we, theyare projecting
Past
I, he, she, itwas projecting
you, we, theywere projecting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been projecting
he, she, ithas been projecting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been projecting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be projecting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been projecting
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