Aghdashloo had launched her career in Iran in the early 1970s.
But this was 2003, the beginning of Generation Me, and just a year before Facebook launched.
Friedman became the talk of the town and launched a successful franchise on the back of his triumph.
One day apart, North Korea launched a long-range missile to much fanfare, and the Assad regime fired Scud missiles on the rebels.
In December 2009, Abowitz launched GoldPlatedDoor.com to be an honest broker reporting on all things Vegas.
And he launched into a rhapsody that need not here be given at length.
After a time a canoe was launched, and came off with two natives to the ship.
Then, not heeding Mrs. Hilary, I launched into an apostrophe.
They then launched their canoe upon the broad surface of Lake Michigan.
We launched a ship called the Madison, about this time, and we laid the keel of another, that was named the Pike.
c.1300, "to rush, plunge, leap, start forth; to be set into sudden motion," from Old North French lancher (Old French lancier) "to fling, hurl, throw, cast," from Late Latin lanceare "wield a lance," from Latin lancea "light spear" (see lance). Sense of "set (a boat) afloat" first recorded c.1400, from notion of throwing it out on the water; generalized by 1600 to any sort of beginning. The noun meaning "a leap or a bound" is from mid-15c., from the verb. Meaning "the liftoff of a missile, spacecraft, etc." is from 1935. Launch pad attested from 1960.
"large boat carried on a warship," 1690s, from Portuguese lancha "barge, launch," apparently from Malay lancharan, from lanchar "quick, agile;" English spelling influenced by launch (v.).