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Launch Launch (l[add]nch or l[aum]nch), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Launched} (l[add]ncht or l[aum]ncht); 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. [1913 Webster]

2. To strike with, or as with, a lance; to pierce. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Launch your hearts with lamentable wounds. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

3. To cause to move or slide from the land into the water; to set afloat; as, to launch a ship. [1913 Webster]

With stays and cordage last he rigged the ship, And rolled on levers, launched her in the deep. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

All art is used to sink episcopacy, and launch presbytery in England. --Eikon Basilike. [1913 Webster]


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  • Lanch — (l[.a]nch), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lanched} (l[.a]ncht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lanching}. See {Launch}, {Lance}.] To throw, as a lance; to let fly; to launch. [1913 Webster] See Whose arm can lanch the surer bolt. Dryden & Lee. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lanch — ˈlanch, aa(ə) , ai , ȧ dialect variant of lance * * * lanch obs. form of launch n. and v …   Useful english dictionary

  • lāñch — लाञ्छ् …   Indonesian dictionary

  • Lanch'khut'is Raioni — Admin ASC 2 Code Orig. name Lanch’khut’is Raioni Country and Admin Code GE.00.613310 GE …   World countries Adminstrative division ASC I-II

  • Lanched — Lanch Lanch (l[.a]nch), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lanched} (l[.a]ncht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lanching}. See {Launch}, {Lance}.] To throw, as a lance; to let fly; to launch. [1913 Webster] See Whose arm can lanch the surer bolt. Dryden & Lee. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lanching — Lanch Lanch (l[.a]nch), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lanched} (l[.a]ncht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lanching}. See {Launch}, {Lance}.] To throw, as a lance; to let fly; to launch. [1913 Webster] See Whose arm can lanch the surer bolt. Dryden & Lee. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lainch — ˈlānch chiefly Scotland variant of launch …   Useful english dictionary

  • av|a|lanche — «AV uh lanch, lahnch», noun, verb, lanched, lanch|ing. –n. 1. a large mass of snow and ice, or of dirt and rocks, rapidly sliding or falling down the side of a mountain. 2. Figurative. anything like an avalanche: »The reporters asked the governor …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lance — Lance, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lanced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lancing}.] 1. To pierce with a lance, or with any similar weapon. [1913 Webster] Seized the due victim, and with fury lanced Her back. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To open with a lancet; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lanced — Lance Lance, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lanced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lancing}.] 1. To pierce with a lance, or with any similar weapon. [1913 Webster] Seized the due victim, and with fury lanced Her back. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To open with a lancet; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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