from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To throw or propel with force; hurl: launch a spear.
- transitive v. To set or thrust (a self-propelled craft or projectile) in motion: launch a rocket; launch a torpedo.
- transitive v. Nautical To put (a boat) into the water in readiness for use.
- transitive v. To set going; initiate: launch a career; launch a business venture.
- transitive v. To introduce to the public or to a market: launched the new perfume with prime-time commercials on the major networks.
- transitive v. To give (someone) a start, as in a career or vocation.
- intransitive v. To begin a new venture or phase; embark: launch forth on a dangerous mission; launched out on her own after college.
- intransitive v. To enter enthusiastically into something; plunge: launched into a description of the movie.
- n. The act of launching.
- n. A large ship's boat.
- n. A large, open motorboat.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To throw, as a lance or dart; to hurl; to let fly; to send off, propel with force.
- v. To pierce with, or as with, a lance.
- v. To cause to move or slide from the land into the water; to set afloat.
- v. To send out; to start (one) on a career; to set going; to give a start to (something); to put in operation.
- v. To move with force and swiftness like a sliding from the stocks into the water; to plunge; to make a beginning.
- n. The act of launching.
- n. The movement of a vessel from land into the water; especially, the sliding on ways from the stocks on which it is built. (Compare: to splash a ship.)
- n. The boat of the largest size and/or of most importance belonging to a ship of war, and often called the "captain's boat" or "captain's launch".
- n. A boat used to convey guests to and from a yaucht.
- n. An open boat of any size powered by steam, naphtha, electricity, or the like. (Compare Spanish lancha.)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of launching.
- n. The movement of a vessel from land into the water; especially, the sliding on ways from the stocks on which it is built.
- n. The boat of the largest size belonging to a ship of war; also, an open boat of any size driven by steam, naphtha, electricity, or the like.
- intransitive v. To throw, as a lance or dart; to hurl; to let fly.
- intransitive v. To strike with, or as with, a lance; to pierce.
- intransitive v. To cause to move or slide from the land into the water; to set afloat.
- intransitive v. To send out; to start (one) on a career; to set going; to give a start to (something); to put in operation
- intransitive v. To move with force and swiftness like a sliding from the stocks into the water; to plunge; to make a beginning; ; -- often with out.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To throw or hurl, as a lance; dart; let fly.
- To pierce or cut with or as with a lance or lancet; lance.
- To move or cause to slide from the land into the water: as, to launch a ship.
- To send out into another sphere of duty, another field of activity, or the like: as, to launch one on the world.
- To lower suddenly on the fid (a topmast or topgallantmast which has been swayed up).
- To move (heavy bodies, as casks, spars, etc.) by pushing.
- To lay out or plant, as leeks, in trenches.
- To leap; skip.
- To move a ship from the land into the water.
- To move or come into new relations; enter upon a different course or career; make a transition: as, to launch into the world, or into a wide field of discussion: often with out: as, to launch out into extravagant expenditure.
- n. A sudden leap; a skip.
- n. The sliding or movement of a boat or vessel from the land into the water; more particularly, the sliding of a newly built ship from the stocks into the water, on ways prepared for the purpose.
- n. A large boat; specifically, the largest boat carried by a man-of-war, generally sloop-rigged and pulling from sixteen to twenty-two oars. A howitzer can be carried in the bow or the stern.
- n. A lancing.
- n. A trap used for taking eels, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. set up or found
- v. begin with vigor
- v. launch for the first time; launch on a maiden voyage
- v. propel with force
- n. a motorboat with an open deck or a half deck
- v. smoothen the surface of
- v. get going; give impetus to
- n. the act of propelling with force
The label launch will be celebrated with a party from 3-6pm on Thursday, March 19th at GSD&M advertising agency and an official SXSW showcase on Friday, March 20th at Maggie Mae's Gibson room.
And the centre-piece of the launch is a major new report on Climate Change Impacts in the US.
Hope the launch is a blast and the book sells heaps of copies (I will be promoting it big-time when it comes to NZ later this year). cheers
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