Launching
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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