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  1. launch
    IPA[lôn(t)SH]
  2. verb

    • 1. set (a boat) in motion by pushing it or allowing it to roll into the water:

      the town's lifeboat was launched to rescue the fishermen
      Synonym : set afloat, float, put to sea, put into the water, send down the slipway
    • 2. set (a newly built ship or boat) afloat for the first time, typically as part of an official ceremony:

      King Gustav II Adolph of Sweden launched a huge new warship
    • 3. send (a missile, satellite, or spacecraft) on its course or into orbit:

      they launched two Scud missiles
      Synonym : send into orbit, put into orbit, blast off, take off, lift off
    • 4. hurl (something) forcefully:

      she launched a tortoiseshell comb
      Synonym : throw, hurl, fling, pitch, lob, toss, cast, let fly, propel, project, fire, shoot, chuck, heave, sling
    • 5. (of a person) make a sudden energetic movement:

      I launched myself out of bed
    • 6. utter (criticism or a threat) vehemently:

      scores of customers launched a volley of complaints
    • 7. start or set in motion (an activity or enterprise):

      she was launching a campaign against ugly architecture
    • 8. introduce (a new product or publication) to the public for the first time:

      the company has launched a software package specifically for the legal sector

    noun

    • 1. an act or instance of launching something:

      the launch of a new campaign against drinking and driving
    • 2. an occasion at which a new product or publication is introduced to the public:

      a book launch
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: launch, 3rd person present: launches, gerund or present participle: launching, past tense: launched, past participle: launched

    • noun

      a large motorboat, used especially for short trips:

      the largest boat carried on a man-of-war.

    • verb

      set (a boat) in motion by pushing it or allowing it to roll into the water:

      set (a newly built ship or boat) afloat for the first time with an official ceremony:

    • noun

      an act or instance of launching something:

      an occasion at which a new product or publication is introduced to the public:

    • noun

      a large motorboat, used especially for short trips:

      the largest boat carried on an armed sailing ship.

    • noun

      the general release of a new product or service to the public:
    • verb

      fully release (a new product or service) to the public:
    • noun

      the area on which a rocket stands for launching, typically consisting of a platform with a supporting structure.

      something that sets a particular activity, enterprise, etc. in motion:

    • noun

      the release of a new product or service to a restricted audience or market in advance of a full launch:
    • verb

      release (a new product or service) to a restricted audience or market in advance of a full launch:
    • begin (something) energetically and enthusiastically
    • noun

      the area on which a rocket stands for launching, typically consisting of a platform with a supporting structure:
    • noun

      a base from which spacecraft are launched:
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