Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun launch

2 senses of launch

Sense 1
launch -- (a motorboat with an open deck or a half deck)
       => motorboat, powerboat -- (a boat propelled by an internal-combustion engine)

Sense 2
launching, launch -- (the act of propelling with force)
       => propulsion, actuation -- (the act of propelling)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb launch

6 senses of launch

Sense 1
establish, set up, found, launch -- (set up or found; "She set up a literacy program")
       => open, open up -- (start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning; "open a business")

Sense 2
launch -- (propel with force; "launch the space shuttle"; "Launch a ship")
       => propel, impel -- (cause to move forward with force; "Steam propels this ship")

Sense 3
launch -- (launch for the first time; launch on a maiden voyage; "launch a ship")
       => launch, set in motion -- (get going; give impetus to; "launch a career"; "Her actions set in motion a complicated judicial process")

Sense 4
plunge, launch -- (begin with vigor; "He launched into a long diatribe"; "She plunged into a dangerous adventure")
       => get down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commence -- (take the first step or steps in carrying out an action; "We began working at dawn"; "Who will start?"; "Get working as soon as the sun rises!"; "The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia"; "He began early in the day"; "Let's get down to work now")

Sense 5
launch, set in motion -- (get going; give impetus to; "launch a career"; "Her actions set in motion a complicated judicial process")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 6
launch -- (smoothen the surface of; "launch plaster")
       => smooth, smoothen -- (make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing; "smooth the surface of the wood")

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