Project vs Counterproject - What's the difference?

project | counterproject |

As nouns the difference between project and counterproject

is that project is a planned endeavor, usually with a specific goal and accomplished in several steps or stages or project can be (usually|plural|us) an urban low-income housing building while counterproject is a project proposed in opposition to another.

As a verb project

is to extend beyond a surface.

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Etymology 1

Noun from (etyl) .


(en noun)
  • A planned endeavor, usually with a specific goal and accomplished in several steps or stages.
  • * (and other bibliographic details) (Rogers)
  • projects of happiness devised by human reason
  • * (and other bibliographic details) (Prescott)
  • He entered into the project with his customary ardour.
  • (dated) An idle scheme; an impracticable design.
  • a man given to projects
  • (obsolete) A projectile.
  • (obsolete) A projection.
  • (obsolete) The place from which a thing projects.
  • (Holland)


    (en verb)
  • To extend beyond a surface.
  • To cast (an image or shadow) upon a surface; to throw or cast forward; to shoot forth.
  • * Spenser
  • Before his feet herself she did project .
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Behold! th' ascending villas on my side / Project long shadows o'er the crystal tide.
  • To extend (a protrusion or appendage) outward.
  • To make plans for; to forecast.
  • The CEO is projecting the completion of the acquisition by April 2007.
  • * Milton
  • projecting peace and war
  • (reflexive) To present (oneself), to convey a certain impression, usually in a good way.
  • * 1946 , Dr. Ralph S. Banay, The Milwaukeee Journal, Is Modern Woman a Failure :
  • It is difficult to gauge the exact point at which women stop trying to fool men and really begin to deceive themselves, but an objective analyst cannot escape the conclusion (1) that partly from a natural device inherent in the species, women deliberately project upon actual or potential suitors an impression of themselves that is not an accurate picture of their total nature, and (2) that few women ever are privileged to see themselves as they really are.
  • (transitive, psychology, psychoanalysis) To assume wrongly qualities or mindsets in others based on one's own personality.
  • (cartography) To change the projection (or coordinate system) of spatial data with another projection.
  • Synonyms
    * (extend beyond a surface) jut, jut out, protrude, stick out * cast, throw * (extend outward) extend, jut, jut out * forecast, foresee, foretell,



    Etymology 2

    Shortening of (housing project)


    (en noun)
  • (usually, plural, US) An urban low-income housing building.
  • English heteronyms ----




    (en noun)
  • A project proposed in opposition to another.