launch meaning

[ lɔ:ntʃ, lɑ:ntʃ ] Pronunciation:   "launch" in a sentence
  • Verb: launch  lonch
    1. Set up or found
      - establish, set up, found 
    2. Propel with force
      "launch the space shuttle"; "Launch a ship" 
    3. Launch for the first time; launch on a maiden voyage
      "launch a ship" 
    4. Begin with vigour
      "He launched into a long diatribe"
      - plunge 
    5. Get going; give impetus to
      "launch a career"
      - set in motion 
    6. Smoothen the surface of
      "launch plaster"
    Noun: launch  lonch
    1. A motorboat with an open deck or a half deck 
    2. The act of propelling with force
      - launching

    Derived forms: launched, launching, launches

    See also: launcher

    Type of: actuation, begin, commence, displace, get, get down, impel, motorboat, move, open, open up, powerboat, propel, propulsion, set about, set out, smooth, smoothen, start, start out

    Encyclopedia: Launch

  • [American slang]
    Sl. to empty one's stomach; to vomit.
      When I saw that mess, I almost launched my lunch.
       Watch out! She's going to launch!

  • [Business]
    verb, noun

    verb [+ obj or no obj]


    to start an activity, especially an organized one:

    an advertising campaign launched by the British Tourist Authority

    He has launched a bid for control of the supermarket chain.

    The business launched last year with 15 employees.


    to start selling a product or service for the first time; to make sth available so that it can be bought and sold:

    The company is launching a new telephone service in Japan this year.

    They are planning to launch a $2 billion bond issue.

    The euro launched at a value nearly 20 per cent higher than the dollar.


    launch out

    to do sth new in your career, especially sth more exciting:

    It's time I launched out on my own.

    noun [C,U]


    the action of launching sth; an event at which sth is launched:

    the successful launch of euro notes and coins

    The official launch date is in June.

    The channel has attracted an audience of two million since its launch a month ago.

    This is the first of a number of new launches from the company.

    The new drug is scheduled for launch next month.

    The latest model is selling well at launch (= when it was launched).

    ❖ to announce/oversee/plan a launch

    ◆ to bring forward/delay/postpone/put back a launch

    ◆ a commercial/formal/an official launch

    ◆ a launch campaign/date/party


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  1. the police launch hailed to us to come to.
  2. one launch brought ten people back.
  3. it was left to hooven to launch the successful phrase.
  4. the strakes would be difficult to remove before launch.
  5. "we could launch a brand," roger said.

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