- Verb: launch lonch
- Set up or found
- establish, set up, found
- Propel with force
"launch the space shuttle"; "Launch a ship"
- Launch for the first time; launch on a maiden voyage
"launch a ship"
- Begin with vigour
"He launched into a long diatribe"
- Get going; give impetus to
"launch a career"
- set in motion
- Smoothen the surface of
- A motorboat with an open deck or a half deck
- The act of propelling with force
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
- Set up or found
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!
■ 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.
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
- launch into: launch into sth to ...
- launch area: Noun: launch areaA ...
- launch date: [Economics]The dat ...
- More: Next
- the police launch hailed to us to come to.
- one launch brought ten people back.
- it was left to hooven to launch the successful phrase.
- the strakes would be difficult to remove before launch.
- "we could launch a brand," roger said.