Definition of Launch

1. Noun. A motorboat with an open deck or a half deck.

Generic synonyms: Motorboat, Powerboat



2. Verb. Set up or found. "She set up a literacy program"
Exact synonyms: Establish, Found, Set Up
Generic synonyms: Open, Open Up
Antonyms: Abolish
Derivative terms: Establishment, Foundation, Founder, Founding

3. Noun. The act of propelling with force.
Exact synonyms: Launching
Generic synonyms: Actuation, Propulsion
Specialized synonyms: Rocket Firing, Rocket Launching

4. Verb. Propel with force. "Launch a ship"
Generic synonyms: Impel, Propel
Specialized synonyms: Float, Blast Off
Derivative terms: Launcher, Launcher

5. Verb. Launch for the first time; launch on a maiden voyage. "Launch a ship"
Generic synonyms: Set In Motion

6. Verb. Begin with vigor. "She plunged into a dangerous adventure"
Exact synonyms: Plunge
Generic synonyms: Begin, Commence, Get, Get Down, Set About, Set Out, Start, Start Out
Related verbs: Plunge

7. Verb. Get going; give impetus to. "Her actions set in motion a complicated judicial process"
Exact synonyms: Set In Motion
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move

8. Verb. Smoothen the surface of. "Launch plaster"
Generic synonyms: Smooth, Smoothen

Definition of Launch

1. v. i. To throw, as a lance or dart; to hurl; to let fly.

2. v. i. To move with force and swiftness like a sliding from the stocks into the water; to plunge; to make a beginning; as, to launch into the current of a stream; to launch into an argument or discussion; to launch into lavish expenditures; -- often with out.

3. n. The act of launching.

Definition of Launch

1. Verb. (transitive) To throw, as a lance or dart; to hurl; to let fly; to take off, propel with force ¹

2. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To strike with, or as with, a lance; to pierce. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To cause to move or slide from the land into the water; to set afloat; as, to launch a ship. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To send out; to start (one) on a career; to set going; to give a start to (something); to put in operation. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive often with out) To move with force and swiftness like a sliding from the stocks into the water; to plunge; to make a beginning; as, to launch into the current of a stream; to launch into an argument or discussion; to launch into lavish expenditures. ¹

6. Noun. The act of launching. ¹

7. Noun. The movement of a vessel from land into the water; especially, the sliding on ways from the stocks on which it is built. (Compare: to splash a ship.) ¹

8. Noun. (context: nautical) The boat of the largest size and/or of most importance belonging to a ship of war, and often called the "captain's boat" or "captain's launch". ¹

9. Noun. (context: nautical) A boat used to convey guests to and from a yaucht. ¹

10. Noun. (context: nautical) An open boat of any size powered by steam, naphtha, electricity, or the like. (Compare Spanish ''lancha''.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Launch

1. to set in motion [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Medical Definition of Launch

1. 1. To throw, as a lance or dart; to hurl; to let fly. 2. To strike with, or as with, a lance; to pierce. "Launch your hearts with lamentable wounds." (Spenser) 3. To cause to move or slide from the land into the water; to set afloat; as, to launch a ship. "With stays and cordage last he rigged the ship, And rolled on levers, launched her in the deep." (Pope) 4. To send out; to start (one) on a career; to set going; to give a start to (something); to put in operation; as, to launch a son in the world; to launch a business project or enterprise. "All art is used to sink episcopacy, and launch presbytery in England." (Eikon Basilike) Origin: OE. Launchen to throw as a lance, OF. Lanchier, another form of lancier, F. Lancer, fr. Lance lance. See Lance Alternative forms: lanch. 1. The act of launching. 2. The movement of a vessel from land into the water; especially, the sliding on ways from the stocks on which it is built. 3. [Cf. Sp. Lancha. The boat of the largest size belonging to a ship of war; also, an open boat of any size driven by steam, naphtha, electricity, or the like. Launching ways. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Launch

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lauhala
lauhalas
lauk
laulau
laumonite
laumontite
laumontites
launayite
launce
launced
launcegaye
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launcets
launch (current term)
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launch pad
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launch party
launch vehicle
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launchable
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Literary usage of Launch

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1. Technical Digest edited by G. W. Day, D. L. Franzen, P. A. Williams (1999)
"In this paper, a summary is presented of launch-dependent effects together ... These indicate that the use of restricted launch conditions leads to more ..."

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