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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.]

launching

(ˈlɔːntʃɪŋ)
n
another name for launch111
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.launching - the act of moving a newly built vessel into the water for the first timelaunching - the act of moving a newly built vessel into the water for the first time
actuation, propulsion - the act of propelling
2.launching - the act of beginning something newlaunching - the act of beginning something new; "they looked forward to the debut of their new product line"
commencement, start, beginning - the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"
induction - the act of bringing about something (especially at an early time); "the induction of an anesthetic state"
product introduction - the introduction (usually by an advertising campaign) of a new product or product line
ushering in - the introduction of something new; "it signalled the ushering in of a new era"
naturalisation, naturalization - the introduction of animals or plants to places where they flourish but are not indigenous
3.launching - 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
Translations

launching

[ˈlɔːntʃɪŋ]
A. N [of missile, satellite, lifeboat, company, product] → lanzamiento m; [of ship] → botadura f
B. CPD launching ceremony Nceremonia f de botadura
launching pad Nrampa f or plataforma f de lanzamiento
launching site Nlugar m del lanzamiento

launching

[ˈlɔːntʃɪŋ] n
[ship, plane] → lancement m
[product, campaign, project] → lancement mlaunching pad n
[rocket, missile] → rampe f de lancement
[career] → rampe f de lancement, tremplin mlaunching site naire f de lancementlaunch pad n
[rocket, missile] → rampe f de lancement
[career] → rampe f de lancement, tremplin m

launching

:
launching pad
nStart- or Abschussrampe f; (fig)Sprungbrett nt
launching site

launching

[ˈlɔːntʃɪŋ] nlancio; (of ship) → varo; (of shore lifeboat) → uscita; (of ship's boat) → calo, calata (in mare)
References in classic literature ?
Taylor and I also opened up on the creature, and as it was broadside to us it offered a splendid target, though for all the impression we appeared to make upon the great cat we might as well have been launching soap bubbles at it.
Neither of us knew much about sailing a full-rigged ship; but that didn't worry me a great deal, for I was confident that we should never be called upon to do so, and as the day of launching approached I was positive of it.
To escape the infliction of any compliments of this kind, or the launching, peradventure, of more dangerous missiles, Wyeth landed with the best grace in his power and approached the chief of the band.
And one more task waited, the launching of the boat when the river ran water to receive it.
But at the moment he was flying between the double hedge of granite phantoms, these latter, which were no longer supported by the corresponding links, began to roll and totter round our Titan, who looked as if precipitated from heaven amidst rocks which he had just been launching.