Project Proj"ect (?; 277), n. [OF. project, F. projet, fr. L. projectus, p. p. of projicere to project; pro forward + jacere to throw. See Jet a shooting forth, and cf. Projet.] 1. The place from which a thing projects, or starts forth. [Obs.] --Holland. 2. That which is projected or designed; something intended or devised; a scheme; a design; a plan. Vented much policy, and projects deep. --Milton. Projects of happiness devised by human reason. --Rogers. He entered into the project with his customary ardor. --Prescott. 3. An idle scheme; an impracticable design; as, a man given to projects. Syn: Design; scheme; plan; purpose. Usage: Project, Design. A project is something of a practical nature thrown out for consideration as to its being done. A design is a project when matured and settled, as a thing to be accomplished. An ingenious man has many projects, but, if governed by sound sense, will be slow in forming them into designs. See also Scheme., Project Pro*ject", v. i. 1. To shoot forward; to extend beyond something else; to be prominent; to jut; as, the cornice projects; branches project from the tree. 2. To form a project; to scheme. [R.] --Fuller.