What is the difference between project and abut?

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As verbs the difference between project and abut

is that project is to extend beyond a surface while abut is to touch by means of a mutual border, edge or end; to border on; to lie adjacent; to project; to terminate; to be contiguous; to meet, of an estate, country, etc {{defdate|first attested around 1350 to 1470}}.

As a noun project

is a planned endeavor, usually with a specific goal and accomplished in several steps or stages.

project

English

Etymology 1

Noun from (etyl) .

Noun

(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)

    Verb

    (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,

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    Etymology 2

    Shortening of (housing project)

    Noun

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

    English

    Alternative forms

    * abutt

    Verb

    (abutt)
  • To touch by means of a mutual border, edge or end; to border on; to lie adjacent; to project; to terminate; to be contiguous; to meet, of an estate, country, etc.
  • It was a time when Germany still abutted upon Russia.
    His land abuts on the road.
  • To lean against on one end; to end on, of a part of a building or wall.
  • To border upon; be next to; abut on; be adjacent to; to support by an abutment.
  • Usage notes

    * (estate or country) Followed by any of the following words: upon', '''on''' or (obsolete) ' to . * (building) Followed by any of the following words: upon', '''on''', or ' against .

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