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  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. 
  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 
  All  art  is  used  to  sink  episcopacy,  and  launch 
  presbytery  in  England.  --Eikon 

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