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Definitions of launch

  1. set up or found; "She set up a literacy program" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a motorboat with an open deck or a half deck Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. take off or begin; "launch into a speech" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. begin with vigor; "He launched into a long diatribe"; "She plunged into a dangerous adventure" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. smoothen the surface of; "float plaster" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. propel with force; "launch the space shuttle"; "Launch a ship" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. get going; give impetus to; "launch a career"; "Her actions set in motion a complicated judicial process" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. launch for the first time; launch on a maiden voyage; "launch a ship" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. put up Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. To throw, as a lance or dart; to hurl; to let fly. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To strike with, or as with, a lance; to pierce. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To cause to move or slide from the land into the water; to set afloat; as, to launch a ship. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To send out; to start (one) on a career; to set going; to give a start to (something); to put in operation; as, to launch a son in the world; to launch a business project or enterprise. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. The act of launching. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. The movement of a vessel from land into the water; especially, the sliding on ways from the stocks on which it is built. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. The boat of the largest size belonging to a ship of war; also, an open boat of any size driven by steam, naphtha, electricity, or the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To move with force and swiftness like a sliding from the stocks into the water; to plunge; to make a beginning; as, to launch into the current of a stream; to launch into an argument or discussion; to launch into lavish expenditures; - often with out. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To move or cause to slide into the water, as a vessel; send forth; hurl; dart. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. To put to sea; plunge; enter on a new career; the sliding of a ship from the ways into the water; the largest boat of a man-of-war; a motor boat, usually used for pleasure. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. Act of launching a ship; large boat. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. To go forth. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. To send forth; cause to slide into water. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. To slide into the water, as a boat; start; set out; throw, as a dart. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. The act of launching; a large open boat generally propelled by steam, electricity, or naphtha. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. The movement of a ship from the land into the water; a kind of long flat-bottomed boat, now generally propelled by a small steam-engine. See Lance. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. To throw, as a lance; to send forth; to cause to slide into the water. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. To glide or shoot into the water; to go forth; to expatiate in language. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. To dart or let fly; to move or cause to move into the water, as a ship; to go or fly off; to go or send forth; to expatiate in language. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. The largest boat carried by a man-of-war; the act of launching or putting a new-built ship off the stocks into the sea. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  30. 1. The act of launching a vessel; the movement of a vessel from the land into the water, especially the sliding on ways from the stocks on which it is built. Ilomer v. The Lady of the Ocean, 70 Me. 352. 2. A boat of the largest size belonging to a ship of war; au open boat of large size used in any service; a lighter. thelawdictionary.org
  31. To move with force and swiftness like a sliding from the stocks into the water; to plunge; to make a beginning; as, to launch into the current of a stream; to launch into an argument or discussion; to launch into lavish expenditures; -- often with out. mso.anu.edu.au
  32. To move with force and swiftness like a sliding from the stocks into the water; to plunge; to make a beginning; as, to launch into the current of a stream; to launch into an argument or discussion; to launch into lavish expenditures; often with out. dictgcide_fs
  33. LANCH, länsh, v.t. to throw as a lance or spear: (Shak.) to pierce or cut with a lance: to send forth: to cause to slide into the water.--v.i. to go forth, as a ship into the water: to come into new relations, make a transition.--n. act of launching or moving a newly-built ship from the stocks into the water: the largest boat carried by a man-of-war: (Spens.) a lancing.--n.pl. LAUNCH'ING-WAYS, the timbers on which a ship is launched.--n. STEAM'-LAUNCH, a large passenger-boat propelled by steam-power, and used largely on rivers. [O. Fr. lanchier, lancier (Fr. lancer). See LANCE.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  34. Hurl, discharge, send forth, (missile, blow, censure, threat, decree); burst (usu. out) into expense, strong language, &c. (also l. out abs., spend money freely, expatiate in words); set (vessel) afloat; send off, start, (person, enterprise) on a course; go forth, out, on an enterprise; (n.) process of launching ship. [old Northern French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  35. Man-of-war\'s largest boat, rather flat-bottomed& usu. sloop-rigged; large electric or steam boat for passengers, pleasure trips, &c. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  36. (Naut.) Steam-L., a swift boat of light draught. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  37. (Naut.) The largest boat of a man-of-war, corresponding to the long-boat of a merchantman, but longer, lower, and more flat-bottomed. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  38. n. The sliding of a ship from the land into the water;— the largest size of boat belonging to a ship. Cabinet Dictionary

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