Pronunciation: lạnch or länch
v. i.1.To throw, as a lance or dart; to hurl; to let fly.
[imp. & p. p. Launched (lạncht or läncht); p. pr. & vb. n. Launching.]
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.
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.
1.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.
Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.
- Luke v. 4.
n.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.(Naut.) 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
(Naut.) See Way, n. (Naut.).
Noun1.Launchlaunch - a motorboat with an open deck or a half deck
2.launch - the act of propelling with force
Synonyms: launching
Verb1.launch - set up or found; "She set up a literacy program"
Synonyms: establish, found, set up
2.launch - propel with force; "launch the space shuttle"; "Launch a ship"
3.launch - launch for the first time; launch on a maiden voyage; "launch a ship"
4.launch - begin with vigor; "He launched into a long diatribe"; "She plunged into a dangerous adventure"
Synonyms: plunge
5.launch - get going; give impetus to; "launch a career"; "Her actions set in motion a complicated judicial process"
Synonyms: set in motion
6.launch - smoothen the surface of; "float plaster"
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