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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Launch  \Launch\,  v.  i. 
  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 
 
  Launch  out  into  the  deep,  and  let  down  your  nets  for  a 
  draught.  --Luke  v.  4. 
 
  He  [Spenser]  launches  out  into  very  flowery  paths. 
  --Prior. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Launch  \Launch\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  launching. 
 
  2.  The  movement  of  a  vessel  from  land  into  the  water; 
  especially,  the  sliding  on  ways  from  the  stocks  on  which 
  it  is  built. 
 
  3.  [Cf.  Sp  lancha.]  (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 
 
  {Launching  ways}.  (Naut.)  See  {Way},  n.  (Naut.). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Launch  \Launch\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Launched};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Launching}.]  [OE.  launchen  to  throw  as  a  lance,  OF 
  lanchier  another  form  of  lancier,  F.  lancer,  fr  lance 
  lance.  See  {Lance}.]  [Written  also  {lanch}.] 
  1.  To  throw,  as  a  lance  or  dart;  to  hurl;  to  let  fly. 
 
  2.  To  strike  with  or  as  with  a  lance;  to  pierce.  [Obs.] 
 
  Launch  your  hearts  with  lamentable  wounds. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  3.  To  cause  to  move  or  slide  from  the  land  into  the  water;  to 
  set  afloat;  as  to  launch  a  ship. 
 
  With  stays  and  cordage  last  he  rigged  the  ship,  And 
  rolled  on  levers,  launched  her  in  the  deep.  --Pope. 
 
  4.  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. 
 
  All  art  is  used  to  sink  episcopacy,  and  launch 
  presbytery  in  England.  --Eikon 
  Basilike 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  launch 
  n  1:  an  open-deck  (or  half-decked)  motorboat 
  2:  the  act  of  propelling  with  force  [syn:  {launching}] 
  v  1:  set  up  or  found  "She  set  up  a  literacy  program"  [syn:  {establish}, 
  {set  up},  {found}]  [ant:  {abolish}] 
  2:  propel  with  force;  "launch  the  space  shuttle" 
  3:  launch  for  the  first  time;  launch  on  a  maiden  voyage; 
  "launch  a  ship" 
  4:  put  up  [syn:  {mount}] 
  5:  begin  with  vigor;  "He  launched  into  a  long  diatribe";  "She 
  plunged  into  a  dangerous  adventure"  [syn:  {plunge}] 
  6:  take  off  or  begin;  "launch  into  a  speech" 
  7:  get  going;  give  impetus  to  "launch  a  career";  "Her  actions 
  set  in  motion  a  complicated  judicial  process"  [syn:  {set 
  in  motion}] 




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