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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 launch /ˈlɔnʧ, ˈlɑnʧ/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Launch v. i. [imp. & p. p. Launched p. pr. & vb. n. Launching.]  [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: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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)

 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.  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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a motorboat with an open deck or a half deck
      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"; "Launch a
      3: launch for the first time; launch on a maiden voyage;
         "launch a ship"
      4: begin with vigor; "He launched into a long diatribe"; "She
         plunged into a dangerous adventure" [syn: plunge]
      5: get going; give impetus to; "launch a career"; "Her actions
         set in motion a complicated judicial process" [syn: set
         in motion]
      6: smoothen the surface of; "float plaster"