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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.

[Probably alteration (probably influenced by launch) of Malay lancha.]

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 ?
They first caught crabs and quohogs in the sand; grown bolder, they waded out with nets for mackerel; more experienced, they pushed off in boats and captured cod; and at last, launching a navy of great ships on the sea, explored this watery world; put an incessant belt of circumnavigations round it; peeped in at Behring's Straits; and in all seasons and all oceans declared everlasting war with the mightiest animated mass that has survived the flood; most monstrous and most mountainous
I immediately tried to get up a diversion about Swiss scenery, to keep her from launching into topics that might betray that I did not know her, but it was of no use, she went right along upon matters which interested her more:
As he had no idea of deceiving her, and always desired to please her, he was thus made chary of launching into expense.
He was scarcely seated in his managerial chair, when the Western Union threw the entire Bell army into confusion by launching the Edison transmitter.
At the cry, at the shot, the countess sprang from the carriage, and ran, with delirious emotion, over the snow to the banks of the river; she saw the burned bivouacs and the charred remains of the bridge, and the fatal raft, which the men were launching into the icy waters of the Beresina.
Then I heard steps upon the platform; and I knew they were unfastening the pinnace and launching it upon the waves.
Gaily they raised their heads, launching their arrows into the clouds,
His excuses were cut short by Tom Platt launching into a most dolorous tune, like unto the moaning of winds and the creaking of masts.
she asked gaily, launching out one hand in search of the folds of muslin on her inaccessible bosom.
The object of her attentions withdrawing for the purpose, Miss Smallweed takes that opportunity of jumbling the remainder of the bread and butter together and launching two or three dirty tea-cups into the ebb-tide of the basin of tea as a hint that she considers the eating and drinking terminated.