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LAUNCH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does launch mean? 

LAUNCH (noun)
  The noun LAUNCH has 2 senses:

1. a motorboat with an open deck or a half deck
2. the act of propelling with force

  Familiarity information: LAUNCH used as a noun is rare.


LAUNCH (verb)
  The verb LAUNCH has 6 senses:

1. set up or found
2. propel with force
3. launch for the first time; launch on a maiden voyage
4. begin with vigor
5. get going; give impetus to
6. smoothen the surface of

  Familiarity information: LAUNCH used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


LAUNCH (noun)


Sense 1launch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A motorboat with an open deck or a half deck

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("launch" is a kind of...):

motorboat; powerboat (a boat propelled by an internal-combustion engine)


Sense 2launch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of propelling with force

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

launch; launching

Hypernyms ("launch" is a kind of...):

actuation; propulsion (the act of propelling)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "launch"):

rocket firing; rocket launching (the launching of a rocket or missile under its own power)


LAUNCH (verb)


Sense 1launch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Set up or found

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

establish; found; launch; set up

Context example:

She set up a literacy program

Hypernyms (to "launch" is one way to...):

open; open up (start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2launch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Propel with force

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context examples:

launch the space shuttle / Launch a ship

Hypernyms (to "launch" is one way to...):

impel; propel (cause to move forward with force)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "launch"):

float (put into the water)

blast off (launch with great force)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 3launch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Launch for the first time; launch on a maiden voyage

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

launch a ship

Hypernyms (to "launch" is one way to...):

launch; set in motion (get going; give impetus to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4launch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Begin with vigor

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

launch; plunge

Context examples:

He launched into a long diatribe / She plunged into a dangerous adventure

Hypernyms (to "launch" is one way to...):

begin; commence; get; get down; set about; set out; start; start out (take the first step or steps in carrying out an action)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


Sense 5launch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Get going; give impetus to

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

set in motion; launch

Context examples:

launch a career / Her actions set in motion a complicated judicial process

Hypernyms (to "launch" is one way to...):

displace; move (cause to move, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "launch"):

launch (launch for the first time; launch on a maiden voyage)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 6launch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Smoothen the surface of

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

launch plaster

Hypernyms (to "launch" is one way to...):

smooth; smoothen (make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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