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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 ?
He was not therefore greatly pleased with this cold answer of his nephew; nor could he help launching forth into the praises of Sophia, and expressing some wonder that the heart of a young man could be impregnable to the force of such charms, unless it was guarded by some prior affection.
And one more task waited, the launching of the boat when the river ran water to receive it.
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
Death seems the only desirable sequel for a career like this; but Death is only a launching into the region of the strange Untried; it is but the first salutation to the possibilities of the immense Remote, the Wild, the Watery, the Unshored; therefore, to the death-longing eyes of such men, who still have left in them some interior compunctions against suicide, does the all-contributed and all-receptive ocean alluringly spread forth his whole plain of unimaginable, taking terrors, and wonderful, new-life adventures; and from the hearts of infinite Pacifics, the thousand mermaids sing to them -- Come hither, broken-hearted; here is another life without the guilt of intermediate death; here are wonders supernatural, without dying for them.
Gaily they raised their heads, launching their arrows into the clouds,
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.
And friend Murchison, with his chronometer in hand, his eye fixed on the needle, his finger on the electric apparatus, is counting the seconds preparatory to launching us into interplanetary space.
Departure from Fort Osage Modes of transportation Pack- horses Wagons Walker and Cerre; their characters Buoyant feelings on launching upon the prairies Wild equipments of the trappers Their gambols and antics Difference of character between the American and French trappers Agency of the Kansas General Clarke White Plume, the Kansas chief Night scene in a trader's camp Colloquy between White Plume and the captain Bee- hunters Their expeditions Their feuds with the Indians Bargaining talent of White Plume
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.
And she was so slenderly and prettily the woman--the girl, rather--that it cut him like a knife to see her, with quick, comprehensive eyes and sharply imperative voice, superintend the launching of the whale-boat through the surf.