launch

launch
launch1 [lônch]
vt.
[ME launchen < OFr lanchier < LL(Ec) lanceare, to wield a lance < L lancea, LANCE]
1. to hurl, discharge, or send off (a weapon, blow, etc.)
2. to send forth with some force [to launch a plane by catapult]
3. to cause (a newly built vessel) to slide from the land into the water; set afloat
4. to set in operation; start, inaugurate, etc. [to launch an attack, launch a new ad campaign]
5. to start (a person) on some course or career
vi.
1. to put to sea: often with out or forth
2. to start on some new course or enterprise: often with out or forth
3. to throw oneself (into) with vigor; rush; plunge [to launch into a tirade]
n.
the act or process of launching
adj.
designating or of vehicles, facilities, sites, etc. used in the launching of spacecraft or missiles
launch2 [lônch]
n.
[Sp or Port lancha < ? Malay lancharan < lanchar, swift]
1. Historical the largest boat carried by a warship
2. an open, or partly enclosed, motorboat

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