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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)
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