American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To throw or propel with force; hurl: launch a spear.
- v. To set or thrust (a self-propelled craft or projectile) in motion: launch a rocket; launch a torpedo.
- v. Nautical To put (a boat) into the water in readiness for use.
- v. To set going; initiate: launch a career; launch a business venture.
- v. To introduce to the public or to a market: launched the new perfume with prime-time commercials on the major networks.
- v. To give (someone) a start, as in a career or vocation.
- v. To begin a new venture or phase; embark: launch forth on a dangerous mission; launched out on her own after college.
- v. To enter enthusiastically into something; plunge: launched into a description of the movie.
- n. The act of launching.
- n. A large ship's boat.
- n. A large, open motorboat.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To throw or hurl, as a lance; dart; let fly.
- To pierce or cut with or as with a lance or lancet; lance.
- To move or cause to slide from the land into the water: as, to launch a ship.
- To send out into another sphere of duty, another field of activity, or the like: as, to launch one on the world.
- To lower suddenly on the fid (a topmast or topgallantmast which has been swayed up).
- To move (heavy bodies, as casks, spars, etc.) by pushing.
- To lay out or plant, as leeks, in trenches.
- To leap; skip.
- To move a ship from the land into the water.
- To move or come into new relations; enter upon a different course or career; make a transition: as, to launch into the world, or into a wide field of discussion: often with out: as, to launch out into extravagant expenditure.
- n. A sudden leap; a skip.
- n. The sliding or movement of a boat or vessel from the land into the water; more particularly, the sliding of a newly built ship from the stocks into the water, on ways prepared for the purpose.
- n. A large boat; specifically, the largest boat carried by a man-of-war, generally sloop-rigged and pulling from sixteen to twenty-two oars. A howitzer can be carried in the bow or the stern.
- n. A lancing.
- n. A trap used for taking eels, etc.
- v. transitive To throw, as a lance or dart; to hurl; to let fly; to send off, propel with force.
- v. transitive, obsolete To pierce with, or as with, a lance.
- v. transitive To cause to move or slide from the land into the water; to set afloat.
- v. transitive To send out; to start (one) on a career; to set going; to give a start to (something); to put in operation.
- v. intransitive, often with out To move with force and swiftness like a sliding from the stocks into the water; to plunge; to make a beginning.
- n. The act of launching.
- n. The movement of a vessel from land into the water; especially, the sliding on ways from the stocks on which it is built. (Compare: to splash a ship.)
- n. nautical The boat of the largest size and/or of most importance belonging to a ship of war, and often called the "captain's boat" or "captain's launch".
- n. nautical A boat used to convey guests to and from a yaucht.
- n. nautical An open boat of any size powered by steam, naphtha, electricity, or the like. (Compare Spanish lancha.)
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To throw, as a lance or dart; to hurl; to let fly.
- v. obsolete To strike with, or as with, a lance; to pierce.
- v. To cause to move or slide from the land into the water; to set afloat.
- v. To send out; to start (one) on a career; to set going; to give a start to (something); to put in operation
- v. To move with force and swiftness like a sliding from the stocks into the water; to plunge; to make a beginning; ; -- often with
- n. The act of launching.
- n. The movement of a vessel from land into the water; especially, the sliding on ways from the stocks on which it is built.
- n. (Naut.) 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.
- v. set up or found
- v. begin with vigor
- v. launch for the first time; launch on a maiden voyage
- v. propel with force
- n. a motorboat with an open deck or a half deck
- v. smoothen the surface of
- v. get going; give impetus to
- n. the act of propelling with force
- From Old English launchen ("to throw as a lance"), Old French lanchier, another form (Old Northern French/Norman variant, compare Jèrriais lanchi) of lancier, French lancer, from lance. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English launchen, from Old North French lancher, from Latin lanceāre, to wield a lance, from lancea, lance; see lance.Probably alteration (probably influenced by launch1) of Malay lancha. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The label launch will be celebrated with a party from 3-6pm on Thursday, March 19th at GSD&M advertising agency and an official SXSW showcase on Friday, March 20th at Maggie Mae's Gibson room.”
“And the centre-piece of the launch is a major new report on Climate Change Impacts in the US.”
“Hope the launch is a blast and the book sells heaps of copies (I will be promoting it big-time when it comes to NZ later this year). cheers”
“The north also said that any attempt to intercept what it calls the launch of a communications satellite, but what the outside world believes is a long-range missile, would lead to an all-out war.”
“If any one of those particular sensors fail, it's what they call a launch commit criteria violation.”
“As I was able to complete the first half of Zombie Tycoon in an hour or two, I would have preferred to see this title launch at a lower price.”
“I am delighted to be launching F1 ROCKS ™ in Singapore and very pleased to have Singapore as our inaugural event and LG Electronics as our title launch sponsor," said Paul Morrison, CEO”
“What I found when pitting the two against each other in launch time is that, while the Mobile Safari took significantly longer to launch from a cold start — that is, after having rebooted my iPhone entirely — it apparently resides in the iPhone’s system memory from that point forward, meaning subsequent launches are nearly instantaneous.”
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“Famous Friends are throwing a little bit of a rager to celebrate the label launch of San Francisco-based Futuristic Prince) to help in the fanfare this coming Friday at Glasslands Gallery.”
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I'd go out on the ocean
And if I had a pony
I'd ride him on my boat
And we could all together
Go out on the ocean
Me upon my pony on my boat.
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Looking for tweets for launch.