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Definition of "launch" []

  • To throw or propel with force; hurl: launch a spear. (verb-transitive)
  • To set or thrust (a self-propelled craft or projectile) in motion: launch a rocket; launch a torpedo. (verb-transitive)
  • Nautical To put (a boat) into the water in readiness for use. (verb-transitive)
  • To set going; initiate: launch a career; launch a business venture. (verb-transitive)
  • To introduce to the public or to a market: launched the new perfume with prime-time commercials on the major networks. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "launch" in a sentence
  • "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"