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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb launch:

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Definition of the noun launch

What does launch mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: launches

  1. a motorboat with an open deck or a half deck
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: motorboat / powerboat = a boat propelled by an internal-combustion engine
  2. the act of propelling with force

Alternative definition of the noun launch

noun

  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. (Compare: to splash a ship.)
  3. [context: 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".
  4. [context: nautical] A boat used to convey guests to and from a yaucht.
  5. [context: nautical] An open boat of any size powered by steam, naphtha, electricity, or the like. (Compare Spanish lancha.)

Definition of the verb launch

What does launch mean as a doing word?

Launch is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: launched | launching | launches

  1. set up or found
  2. propel with force
    • examples: launch the space shuttle | Launch a ship
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Destination] [Theme]Steve tossed John the ball
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme]Steve tossed the ball
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] [Destination, locative adverb]I threw the package away
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] [Destination or Locative Preposition] [Destination]Steve tossed the ball to the garden
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source]Steve tossed the ball from the corner
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source] at / to / towards / for [Destination]Steve tossed the ball from the corner to the garden
      [Cause] [Verb] [Theme] into [Oblique]The proposal throws the House's work into chaos
      [Cause] [Verb] into [Oblique] [Theme]The proposal throws into chaos the House's proposal

      Verbs of Throwing (with the same syntax): catapult, kick, throw, tip, toss.

    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic words: impel / propel = cause to move forward with force
    • more specific terms:
  3. launch for the first time; launch on a maiden voyage
    • example: launch a ship
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic term: set in motion = get going
  4. begin with vigor
  5. get going; give impetus to
    • example: launch a career
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 2
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of launch: set in motion
    • more generic words: displace / move = cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
  6. smoothen the surface of
    • example: launch plaster
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic words: smooth / smoothen = make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing

Alternative definition of the verb launch

verb

  1. [transitive] To throw, as a lance or dart; to hurl; to let fly; to take off, propel with force
  2. [transitive, obsolete] To strike with, or as with, a lance; to pierce.
  3. [transitive] To cause to move or slide from the land into the water; to set afloat; as, to launch a ship.
  4. [transitive] To send out; to start (one) on a career; to set going; to give a start to (something); to put in operation.
  5. [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; as, to launch into the current of a stream; to launch into an argument or discussion; to launch into lavish expenditures.

Character

Launch a.k.a. Lunch is a fictional character from the anime series Dragon Ball.

Music

  1. "Launch" is a composition.
  2. "Launch" a.k.a. "Launch!" is a musical album of CCIVORY.
    • released in (6 years ago)
  3. "Launch" is a musical album of Jazzattakk.
    • released in (16 years ago)

Miscellanea

  1. Launch a.k.a. Boat: A boat is a watercraft of any size designed to float or plane, to work or travel on water. Small boats are typically found on inland or in protected coastal areas. However, boats such as the whaleboat were designed for operation from a ship in an offshore environment. In naval terms, a boat is a vessel small enough to be carried aboard another vessel. Another less restrictive definition is a vessel that can be lifted out of the water. Some definitions do not make a distinction in size, as 1000-foot bulk freighters on the Great Lakes are called oreboats. For reasons of naval tradition, submarines are usually referred to as 'boats' rather than 'ships', regardless of their size and shape.
  2. Launch: A launch is an open motorboat. The forward part of the launch may be covered. Prior to the era of engines on small craft, a launch was the largest boat carried on a sailing vessel, powered by sail or by oars. In competitive rowing, a launch is a motorized boat used by the coach during training.
    • also known as 동력선, lancha
  3. LAUNCH is a program sponsored by NASA, Nike, US Agency for International Development, and the US Department of State that seeks sustainable innovations through quasi-annual challenges, forums, and a business accelerator. The program began in 2010 and has since focused on themes such as energy, health, water, and waste solutions.

Phrases with Launch

  1. launch pad
  2. launch area
  3. Launch game
  4. Launch Party
  5. Launch window
  6. Launch Complex
  7. Launch vehicle
  8. to launch

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Launch

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Google previewRisk Management in Turbulent Times (2011)

by Gilles Beneplanc, Jean-Charles Rochet

= 25%, This means that if the first launch is a failure, then the (revised) probability of the technology to be safe is now ...

Google previewThe Logic of Microspace (2000)

by Rick Fleeter

Your launch is the culmination of ...

Google previewProduction and Operations Management

by S.P. Singh

Launching A new product launch is a crucial and critical issue for a firm. The success...

Google previewAutomation in Combat Aircraft (1982)

by Assembly of Engineering (U.S.). Committee on Automation in Combat Aircraft

Launch and Ingress Phases The launch phase is a subset of the ingress phase, since the only issue during launch is the receipt and treatment of updated threat and target information — also important during ingress. Currently, verbal ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Space (2009)

by Heather Couper, Nigel Henbest

Kagoshima and Tanegashima launch only at limited times to protect Iapan's fishing industry. O Tanegashim_a_r_ COUNTDOWN THE FINAL PART OP EVERY LAUNCH CAMPAIGN begins when. LAUNCH LOCATIONS Several factors ...

Google previewKnight's New Mechanical Dictionary (1884)

A Description of Tools, Instruments, Machines, Processes, and Engineering. With Indexical References to Technical Journals (1876-1880.) by Edward Henry Knight

LAUNCH ENGINK. 531 LAUNCH ENGINE. Fig. 1549. Launch Engine Boiler ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

LAUNCH, v. länsh [F. lancer; It lanciare, violently to throw, to hurl—from L. lanced, a lance]: to dart or let fly; to commence, as an enterprise; to move or cause to move into the water, as a ship; to go or fly off; to go or send forth; to plunge; ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (2009)

by U.S. Department of Defense

launch pad — (*) A concrete or other hard surface area on which a missile launcher is positioned.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Pharmaceutical Technology (2000)

Volume 20 - Supplement 3 by James Swarbrick, James C. Boylan

Process research and development play a key role in shortening the overall timeline from candidate identification to drug launch. On an average, it takes about 10-15 years from discovery to launch a drug into the market at a cost in excess of ...

Google previewMarketing dictionary (2000)

by Wolfgang J. Koschnick

launch phase Einfuhrungsphase/, Einfiihrungs- ...

Google previewA Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists and Inventors in American Film and TV Si (2011)

by A. Bowdoin Van Riper

The stresses imposed by firing the rockets under launch conditions caused the joints to twist and flex, creating space for the hot gases to flow past the primary O- rings, charring them into uselessness and sometimes damaging the secondary ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Automotive Engineering (2015)

by David Crolla

Launch control means many things to different people. It can mean simply the method by which a vehicle accelerates from rest or a dedicated function designed to extract the maximum possible acceleration from a vehicle in a race or simulated ...

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Small photo of KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA 26 MARCH 2018 : Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof, Launching the "Soft Launch" Southville City Interchange, North-South Expressway. Equipment parts ready to operate.Small photo of Rocket Launch Space CenterSmall photo of Rocket Launch Space CenterSmall photo of Dramatic rocket launch. The elements of this image furnished by NASA.Small photo of KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA 26 MARCH 2018 : Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof, Launching the "Soft Launch" Southville City Interchange, North-South Expressway. Equipment parts ready to operate.Small photo of KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA 26 MARCH 2018 : Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof, Launching the "Soft Launch" Southville City Interchange, North-South Expressway. Equipment parts ready to operate.Small photo of KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA 26 MARCH 2018 : Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof, Launching the "Soft Launch" Southville City Interchange, North-South Expressway. Equipment parts ready to operate. More...

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Sign language

Launch of Sign Language Communications

Why are some Deaf Society interpreting services changing names? Sign Language Communications will be the new business name used by all state Deaf ...

Quotes about Launch

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land, this is no other life but this. (Henry David Thoreau)
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Scrabble value of L1A1U1N1C3H4

The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of LAUNCH

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