HyperDic: launch

English > 8 senses of the word launch:
VERBsociallaunch, establish, set up, foundset up or found
contactlaunchpropel with force
contactlaunchlaunch for the first time
changelaunch, plungebegin with vigor
contactlaunch, set in motionget going
contactlaunchsmoothen the surface of
NOUNartifactlauncha motorboat with an open deck or a half deck
actlaunch, launchingthe act of propelling with force
launch > pronunciation
Soundslao'nch
Rhymesstaunch
English > launch: 8 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA motorboat with an open deck or a half deck.
Broadermotorboat, powerboatA boat propelled by an internal-combustion engine
Spanishlancha
Catalanllanxa
English > launch: 8 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of propelling with force.
Synonymlaunching
Narrowerrocket firing, rocket launchingThe launching of a rocket or missile under its own power
Broaderpropulsion, actuationThe act of propelling
Spanishlanzamiento
Catalanllançament
Verbslaunchpropel with force
launchlaunch for the first time
English > launch: 8 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningSet up or found.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsestablish, set up, found
Broaderopen, open upstart to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning
Oppositeabolish, get rid ofDo away with
Spanishestablecer, fundar, implantar, instaurar, instituir, lanzar
Catalanestablir, fundar, implantar, instaurar, instituir
English > launch: 8 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningpropel with force.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Examples
  • "launch the space shuttle"
  • "Launch a ship"
Narrowerblast offlaunch with great force
floatput into the water
Broaderpropel, impelCause to move forward with force
Spanishlanzar
Catalanllançar
Nounslaunchthe act of propelling with force
launcherarmament in the form of a device capable of launching a rocket
launchera device that launches aircraft from a warship
English > launch: 8 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaninglaunch for the first time; launch on a maiden voyage.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"launch a ship"
Broaderlaunch, set in motionget going
Spanishbotar, inaugurar
Nounslaunchthe act of propelling with force
English > launch: 8 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningBegin with vigor.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"He launched into a long diatribe"
Synonymplunge
Broaderget down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commenceTake the first ... / first step or steps in carrying out an action
Similar toplungedash violently or with great speed or impetuosity
English > launch: 8 senses > verb 5, contact
Meaningget going; give impetus to.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"launch a career"
Synonymset in motion
Narrowerlaunchlaunch for the first time
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Spanishemprender, poner en movimiento
English > launch: 8 senses > verb 6, contact
Meaningsmoothen the surface of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"launch plaster"
Broadersmooth, smoothenmake smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing

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