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launch 1

 (lônch, länch)
v. launched, launch·ing, launch·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To throw or propel with force; hurl: launch a spear.
b. To set or thrust (a self-propelled craft or projectile) in motion: launch a rocket; launch a torpedo.
2. Nautical To put (a boat) into the water in readiness for use.
3. To set going; initiate: launch a career; launch a business venture. See Synonyms at begin.
4. To introduce to the public or to a market: launched the new perfume with prime-time commercials on the major networks.
5. To give (someone) a start, as in a career or vocation.
v.intr.
1. To begin a new venture or phase; embark: launch forth on a dangerous mission; launched out on her own after college.
2. To enter enthusiastically into something; plunge: launched into a description of the movie.
n.
The act of launching.

[Middle English launchen, from Old North French lancher, from Latin lanceāre, to wield a lance, from lancea, lance; see lance.]

launch 2

(lônch, länch)
n.
1. A large ship's boat.
2. A large, open motorboat.

[Alteration (possibly influenced by launch) of Early Modern English lanch, ultimately (possibly partly via Spanish lancha) from Portuguese lancha, perhaps alteration of lancara, a kind of small swift Asian oared boat, from Malay lancaran : lancar, swift + -an, nominalizing suffix.]

launch

(lɔːntʃ)
vb
1. (Nautical Terms) to move (a vessel) into the water
2. (Nautical Terms) to move (a newly built vessel) into the water for the first time
3. (tr)
a. to start off or set in motion: to launch a scheme.
b. to put (a new product) on the market
4. (tr) to propel with force
5. to involve (oneself) totally and enthusiastically: to launch oneself into work.
6. (Astronautics) (tr) to set (a missile, spacecraft, etc) into motion
7. (Aeronautics) (tr) to catapult (an aircraft), as from the deck of an aircraft carrier
8. (foll by: into) to start talking or writing (about): he launched into a story.
9. (usually foll by: out) to start (out) on a fresh course
10. informal (usually foll by: out) to spend a lot of money
n
an act or instance of launching
[C14: from Anglo-French lancher, from Late Latin lanceāre to use a lance, hence, to set in motion. See lance]

launch

(lɔːntʃ)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) a motor driven boat used chiefly as a transport boat
2. (Nautical Terms) the largest of the boats of a man-of-war
[C17: via Spanish lancha and Portuguese from Malay lancharan boat, from lanchar speed]

launch1

(lɔntʃ, lɑntʃ)
v.t.
1. to set (a boat or ship) in the water.
2. to float (a newly constructed boat or ship) usu. by allowing it to slide down an incline into the water.
3. to send forth, catapult, or release: to launch a spacecraft.
4. to start (a person) on a course, career, etc.
5. to set going; initiate.
6. to throw; hurl.
7. Computers. to start (an application program).
v.i.
8. to burst out or plunge boldly or directly into action, speech, etc.
9. to start out or forth; push out or put forth.
n.
10. the act of launching.
[1300–50; late Middle English launche < Anglo-French lancher < Late Latin lanceāre to wield a lance]

launch2

(lɔntʃ, lɑntʃ)

n.
1. a heavy open or half-decked boat propelled by oars or by an engine.
2. a large utility boat carried by a warship.
[1690–1700; < Sp, Portuguese lancha, earlier Portuguese lanchara]

launch


Past participle: launched
Gerund: launching

Imperative
launch
launch
Present
I launch
you launch
he/she/it launches
we launch
you launch
they launch
Preterite
I launched
you launched
he/she/it launched
we launched
you launched
they launched
Present Continuous
I am launching
you are launching
he/she/it is launching
we are launching
you are launching
they are launching
Present Perfect
I have launched
you have launched
he/she/it has launched
we have launched
you have launched
they have launched
Past Continuous
I was launching
you were launching
he/she/it was launching
we were launching
you were launching
they were launching
Past Perfect
I had launched
you had launched
he/she/it had launched
we had launched
you had launched
they had launched
Future
I will launch
you will launch
he/she/it will launch
we will launch
you will launch
they will launch
Future Perfect
I will have launched
you will have launched
he/she/it will have launched
we will have launched
you will have launched
they will have launched
Future Continuous
I will be launching
you will be launching
he/she/it will be launching
we will be launching
you will be launching
they will be launching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been launching
you have been launching
he/she/it has been launching
we have been launching
you have been launching
they have been launching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been launching
you will have been launching
he/she/it will have been launching
we will have been launching
you will have been launching
they will have been launching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been launching
you had been launching
he/she/it had been launching
we had been launching
you had been launching
they had been launching
Conditional
I would launch
you would launch
he/she/it would launch
we would launch
you would launch
they would launch
Past Conditional
I would have launched
you would have launched
he/she/it would have launched
we would have launched
you would have launched
they would have launched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.launch - a motorboat with an open deck or a half decklaunch - a motorboat with an open deck or a half deck
motorboat, powerboat - a boat propelled by an internal-combustion engine
2.launch - the act of propelling with force
actuation, propulsion - the act of propelling
rocket firing, rocket launching - the launching of a rocket or missile under its own power
Verb1.launch - set up or found; "She set up a literacy program"
open, open up - start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning; "open a business"
2.launch - propel with force; "launch the space shuttle"; "Launch a ship"
propel, impel - cause to move forward with force; "Steam propels this ship"
float - put into the water; "float a ship"
blast off - launch with great force; "the rockets were blasted off"
3.launch - launch for the first time; launch on a maiden voyage; "launch a ship"
set in motion, launch - get going; give impetus to; "launch a career"; "Her actions set in motion a complicated judicial process"
4.launch - begin with vigor; "He launched into a long diatribe"; "She plunged into a dangerous adventure"
begin, commence, set out, start, start out, set about, get down, get - take the first step or steps in carrying out an action; "We began working at dawn"; "Who will start?"; "Get working as soon as the sun rises!"; "The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia"; "He began early in the day"; "Let's get down to work now"
plunge - dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity; "She plunged at it eagerly"
5.launch - get going; give impetus to; "launch a career"; "Her actions set in motion a complicated judicial process"
launch - launch for the first time; launch on a maiden voyage; "launch a ship"
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
6.launch - smoothen the surface of; "launch plaster"
smooth, smoothen - make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing; "smooth the surface of the wood"

launch

verb
1. propel, fire, dispatch, discharge, project, send off, set in motion, send into orbit A Delta II rocket was launched from Cape Canaveral early this morning.
2. set afloat, cast off, discharge, dispatch, put into water There was no time to launch the lifeboats.
3. begin, start, open, initiate, introduce, found, set up, originate, commence, get under way, instigate, inaugurate, embark upon The police have launched an investigation into the incident.
4. throw, fling, hurtle He launched himself into the air.
noun
1. propelling, projection, sendoff This morning's launch of the space shuttle Columbia has been delayed.
2. beginning, start, introduction, initiation, opening, founding, setting-up, inauguration, commencement, instigation the launch of a campaign to restore law and order
launch into something start enthusiastically, begin, initiate, embark on, instigate, inaugurate, embark upon He launched into a speech about the importance of new products.

launch

verb
1. To send through the air with a motion of the hand or arm:
Informal: fire.
3. To bring into currency, use, fashion, or practice:
noun
1. An act of throwing:
2. The act or process of bringing or being brought into existence:
Informal: kickoff.
Translations
زَوْرَق بُخارييُطْلِقُيُطْلِقُ صاروخا أو يُنْزِلُ سَفينَةًيُطْلِقُ، يَنْطَلِقُيُلْقي
vypustitčlunhoditspuštěníspustit
opsendeopsendelsesøsætningsøsættestart
alustamaheideheitmakaaterkäivitama
heittäälanseeratalaukaistalaukaisu
lansirati
fleyta áleiîis, koma af staîhleypa af stokkunum; skjóta á loftlystisnekkjaòeyta, kastasjósetning; flugtak
進水させる
(배를) 진수시키다
kuterismestnolaišana ūdenīnolaist ūdenīraidīt
lancerenlanceringsmijtenspietsente water laten
spustenie na voduspustiť na vodu
izstrelitisplaviti
lansera
ปล่อย
fırlatmakmotorlu büyük sandalsuya indirmesuya indirmekuzaya fırlatmak
phóng

launch

[lɔːntʃ]
A. N
1. (= boat) → lancha f
motor launchlancha f motora
2. (= act)
2.1. (lit) [of ship] → botadura f; [of lifeboat, rocket, satellite] → lanzamiento m
2.2. (= introduction) [of campaign, product, book] → lanzamiento m; [of film, play] → estreno m; [of company] → creación f, fundación f; [of shares] → emisión f
B. VT
1. (= lit) [+ ship] → botar; [+ lifeboat] → echar al mar; [+ rocket, missile, satellite] → lanzar
2. (= introduce) [+ campaign, product, book, attack] → lanzar; [+ film, play] → estrenar; [+ company] → crear, fundar; [+ shares] → emitir
3. (= start) it was this novel that really launched him as a writerfue esta novela la que lo lanzó a la fama como escritor
to launch sb on his/her wayiniciar a algn en su carrera
once he's launched on that subject we'll never stop himen cuanto se ponga a hablar de ese tema no habrá forma de pararlo
4. (= hurl) to launch o.s. at sth/sbabalanzarse or arrojarse sobre algo/algn
to launch o.s. into sthmeterse de lleno en algo, entregarse a algo
C. VI to launch into sth: she launched into a long speech about patriotismse puso a soltar or empezó un largo discurso sobre el patriotismo
he launched into an attack on the presidentemprendió un ataque contra el presidente, se puso a despotricar contra el presidente
then the chorus launches into the national anthementonces el coro la emprende con el himno nacional
D. CPD launch attempt Nintento m de lanzamiento
launch date Nfecha f prevista para el lanzamiento
launch pad N (lit) → rampa f or plataforma f de lanzamiento (fig) → rampa f or plataforma f de lanzamiento, trampolín m
launch party N (Comm, Media) → fiesta f de lanzamiento
launch site Nlugar m del lanzamiento
launch vehicle Nlanzadera f
launch forth VI + ADV = launch C
launch out VI + ADV
1. (= set out) → lanzarse
the company needs to launch out into new marketsla compañía necesita lanzarse a nuevos mercados
he had launched out on sth for which he was ill-preparedse había lanzado a algo para lo que no estaba preparado
2. (= be extravagant) now we can afford to launch out a bitahora nos podemos permitir algunos lujos

launch

[ˈlɔːntʃ]
n
[ship] → lancement m, mise f à l'eau
[product, model] → lancement m; [campaign] → lancement m
(= carried by larger ship) → chaloupe f
(also motor launch) → vedette f
vt
[+ ship, rocket, satellite] → lancer
[+ model, product] → lancer; [+ campaign] → lancer
They're going to launch a new model → Ils vont lancer un nouveau modèle.
launch into
vt fus [+ speech, task, fight] → se lancer dans
launch out
vi
to launch out into sth → se lancer dans qch

launch

n
(= vessel)Barkasse f
(= launching) (of ship)Stapellauf m; (of lifeboat)Aussetzen nt; (of rocket)Abschuss m
(= launching) (of company)Gründung f, → Eröffnung f; (of new product)Einführung f; (with party, publicity: of film, play, book) → Lancierung f; (bringing out, of film, play) → Premiere f; (of book)Herausgabe f; (of shares)Emission f
vt
new vesselvom Stapel lassen; (= christen)taufen; lifeboatzu Wasser lassen, aussetzen; rocketabschießen; planekatapultieren; Lady X launched the new boatder Stapellauf fand in Anwesenheit von Lady X statt; the rocket was launched into spacedie Rakete wurde in den Weltraum geschossen
company, newspaper, initiativegründen; new producteinführen, auf den Markt bringen; (with party, publicity) film, play, booklancieren; (= bring out) filmanlaufen lassen; playauf die Bühne bringen; book, seriesherausbringen; plan, investigationin die Wege leiten; programme, trendeinführen; careerstarten; policyin Angriff nehmen; sharesemittieren, ausgeben; to launch an offensive or an attack against the enemyzum Angriff gegen den Feind übergehen; the attack was launched at 15.00 hoursder Angriff fand um 15.00 Uhr statt; to launch somebody into societyjdn in die Gesellschaft einführen; this film launched him as a comic actormit diesem Film machte er sich (dat)als Komiker einen Namen; to launch somebody on his wayjdm einen guten Start geben; once he is launched on this subject …wenn er einmal mit diesem Thema angefangen hat or bei diesem Thema gelandet ist, …; now that he’s launched himself on the road to successjetzt, wo er auf Erfolgskurs ist
(= hurl)schleudern; he launched himself into the crowder stürzte sich in die Menge

launch

:
launch pad
launch party
n (for book) → Buchpremiere f; (for film, play) → Premierenfeier f
launch vehicle
n (Space) → Booster m, → Startrakete f

launch

[lɔːntʃ]
1. vt (gen, also) (fig) → lanciare; (ship, plan) → varare; (shore lifeboat) → far uscire; (ship's boat) → calare (in mare)
2. n
a. (of rocket, product) → lancio; (of boat) → varo
b. (also motor launch) → motolancia; (pleasure boat) → battello
launch into vi + adv (speech, task) → lanciarsi in
launch out vi + adv to launch out (into)lanciarsi (in)

launch1

(loːntʃ) verb
1. to make (a boat or ship) slide into the water or (a rocket) leave the ground. As soon as the alarm was sounded, the lifeboat was launched; The Russians have launched a rocket.
2. to start (a person, project etc) off on a course. His success launched him on a brilliant career.
3. to throw.
noun
(an) act of launching.
ˈlaunching-pad noun
a platform from which a rocket can be launched.
launch into
to begin eagerly. He launched into an enthusiastic description of the play.
launch out
to throw oneself freely into some new activity (often involving spending money).

launch2

(loːntʃ) noun
a large, power-driven boat, usually used for short trips or for pleasure. We cruised round the bay in a motor launch.

launch

يُطْلِقُ vypustit opsende vom Stapel lassen θέτω σε κίνηση lanzar lanseerata lancer lansirati lanciare 進水させる (배를) 진수시키다 lanceren sette i gang wypuścić lançar запускать lansera ปล่อย fırlatmak phóng 发起
References in classic literature ?
THE STEAM LAUNCH, USEFUL RECEIPTS FOR ANNOYING AND HINDERING IT.
I never see a steam launch but I feel I should like to lure it to a lonely part of the river, and there, in the silence and the solitude, strangle it.
It came from the direction of the launch, and in an instant we three were running for the boat as fast as our legs would carry us.
I did not then see the hands from the island that were receiving the packages, for the hull of the launch was hidden from me by the side of the schooner.
A second inscription above the door informed us that a steam launch was kept,--a statement which was confirmed by a great pile of coke upon the jetty.
According to the advice forwarded from the members of the Observatory, the gun destined to launch the projectile had to be fixed in a country situated between the 0 and 28th degrees of north or south latitude, in order to aim at the moon when at the zenith; and its initiatory velocity was fixed at twelve thousand yards to the second.
A few hours before we were ready to launch her she made quite an imposing picture, for Perry had insisted upon setting every shred of "canvas.
Their plan was to gain to the cached poling-boat they had seen, so that at the first open water they could launch it and drift with the stream to Sixty Mile.
So it was that the launch went ashore, and, while its crew lolled in the shade of the beach coconuts, Villa, Harley, and Jerry followed the river inland a quarter of a mile to the first likely pool.
THE Gallant Crew at a life-saving station were about to launch their life-boat for a spin along the coast when they discovered, but a little distance away, a capsized vessel with a dozen men clinging to her keel.
I shall get a steam launch and follow him," said Lord Godalming.
I will wait for you on the shore; launch it strongly, and hasten to us.