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Origin of launch1
OTHER WORDS FROM launchlaunch·a·ble, adjectiveun·launched, adjectivewell-launched, adjective
Definition for launch (2 of 2)
Origin of launch2
Example sentences from the Web for launch
He created his own crowd-funding platform for genetically modified organisms (GMOs), which has yet to be launched.
The American military may have launched hundreds of airstrikes on Iraq and Syria.
The U.S. launched campaigns in the restive Iraqi city of Fallujah and a surge campaign in Baghdad.
Launched just 13 years ago, it quickly became a serious rival to MAS and a rising juggernaut in Asia.The Presumed Crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Is Nothing Like MH370|Lennox Samuels|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Launched late last week, Ready for Romney appears to be, at best, political amateur hour.
This time he did not regain his poise, but with a movement that seemed half a leap, half a fall, launched himself into mid-air.Hour of Enchantment|Roy J. Snell
They launched out in these into the Bay of Panama, attacked three large armed ships, took two of them, and began cruising in them.Ocean's Story; or Triumphs of Thirty Centuries|Edward Rowland
On August 3, Aerodrome No. 5, equipped with these superposed surfaces, was launched.Langley Memoir on Mechanical Flight, Parts I and II|S. P. (Samuel Pierpont) Langley and Charles M. (Charles Matthews) Manly
Finally, three bark canoes were launched, each containing three persons, and the river was crossed in safety.The Kangaroo Hunters|Anne Bowman
In the spring of 1847, a gigantic emigration scheme was launched.
British Dictionary definitions for launch (1 of 2)
- to start off or set in motionto launch a scheme
- to put (a new product) on the market