project - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
noun [countable] 

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/ˈprɒdʒekt/

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/ˈprəʊdʒekt/
singularproject
pluralprojects
  1. a planned piece of work that has a particular aim, especially one that is organized by a government, company, or other organization

    an energy conservation project

    project for:

    a French-inspired project for European cooperation in high technologies

    project to do something:

    an ambitious project to modernize the road network

    phase/part of a project:

    The first phase of the engineering project is now complete.

    embark on/undertake a project:

    It is one of the biggest dam construction projects ever undertaken in Indonesia.

    someone’s pet project (=someone’s favourite project):

    The Minister of Culture’s pet project is a new arts centre for the city.

    1. a.
      a piece of work that involves collecting detailed information about something
      project on:

      Students must also complete a project on a topic of their own choice.

      research project:

      The university has a new research project to study language development in babies.