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launch 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/lônCH/,/länCH/,
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launching, present participle; launched, past tense; launches, 3rd person singular present; launched, past participle;
  1. Set (a boat) in motion by pushing it or allowing it to roll into the water
    • - the town's lifeboat was launched to rescue the fishermen
  2. Set (a newly built ship or boat) afloat for the first time, typically as part of an official ceremony
    • - King Gustav II Adolph of Sweden launched a huge new warship
  3. Send (a missile, satellite, or spacecraft) on its course or into orbit
    • - they launched two Scud missiles
  4. Hurl (something) forcefully
    • - she launched a tortoiseshell comb
  5. (of a person) Make a sudden energetic movement
    • - I launched myself out of bed
  6. Utter (criticism or a threat) vehemently
    • - scores of customers launched a volley of complaints
  7. Start or set in motion (an activity or enterprise)
    • - she was launching a campaign against ugly architecture
  8. Introduce (a new product or publication) to the public for the first time
    • - the company has launched a software package specifically for the legal sector
Noun
  1. A large motorboat, used esp. for short trips

  2. The largest boat carried on a man-of-war


  1. a motorboat with an open deck or a half deck
  2. establish: set up or found; "She set up a literacy program"
  3. launching: the act of propelling with force
  4. propel with force; "launch the space shuttle"; "Launch a ship"
  5. plunge: begin with vigor; "He launched into a long diatribe"; "She plunged into a dangerous adventure"
  6. get going; give impetus to; "launch a career"; "Her actions set in motion a complicated judicial process"
  7. Yahoo! Music Radio (formerly known as LAUNCHcast) is an Internet radio service offered by CBS Radio through Yahoo! Music. The service, formerly offered by LAUNCH Media, and originally developed by Todd Beaupré and Jeff Boulter, debuted on November 11, 1999, and was purchased by Yahoo! ...
  8. A launch in contemporary usage refers to a large motorboat.
  9. This article lists characters who appear in the anime and manga fictional universe of Dragon Ball.
  10. LAUNCH Media is a Santa Monica-based media company that created LAUNCH.com, an online music site, and LAUNCH (magazine), a magazine issued both in print and as a CD-ROM disk magazine. LAUNCH Media was acquired by Yahoo! for US$12 million in 2001. The features of LAUNCH. ...
  11. The ceremonies involved in naming and launching naval ships are based in traditions thousands of years old.
  12. "The Launch" is a Euro house song produced by Dutch disc jockey, DJ Jean and Klubbheads. The vocals are performed by Natasja Morales. It was released in the Netherlands on February 2, 1999 and released in the United Kingdom on August 30, 1999. ...
  13. (Launched) Term for a drive that takes off like a Tomahawk cruise missile. A launched ball is usually large and vice versa.
  14. (Launched) The status of a message, once a call has been launched to DEFINITY ECS and is waiting to be answered by an agent.
  15. (Launched) To be thrown in the air, usually from an especially gnarly wipeout.
  16. (LAUNCHES) Small vessels employed to carry the cargo of a large one to and from the shore; lighters. (q. v.)
  17. (Launches) An entity type used by some feature animation studios as a way to group shots that will progress together down the pipeline.  Because some shots in Sequences are held back for various scheduling reasons, this provides another way to group the Shots. ...
  18. (Launching) This is what we like to call "golive".
  19. (Launching) a program: See starting.
  20. (launching) throwing; sending forcefully upward
  21. getting the kite in the air. The kite may be launched assisted or un-assisted. An assisted launch is generally more safe that an un-assisted launch.
  22. A powerboat usually over 30 feet long.
  23. start an application.
  24. To start an action in order to introduce something (e.g. a new product)
  25. The initial distribution of a new chain letter variation or type.