- The definition of a launch is an event at which something, such as a book or product, is presented to the public for the first time and is also the act of creating, presenting or promoting a new product.
An example of a launch is a book launch.
- To launch is defined as to set something in motion, to start something or to forcefully throw something.
- An example of launch is when you push a boat into the water so it can go forward.
- An example of launch is when you start a new line of jewelry.
- An example of launch is when you send a football flying through the air.
A boat being launched.
launch definition by Webster's New World
- to hurl, discharge, or send off (a weapon, blow, etc.)
- to send forth with some force: to launch a plane by catapult
- to cause (a newly built vessel) to slide from the land into the water; set afloat
- to set in operation; start, inaugurate, etc.: to launch an attack, launch a new ad campaign
- to start (a person) on some course or career
Origin: Middle English launchen ; from Old French lanchier ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin lanceare, to wield a lance ; from Classical Latin lancea, lance
- to put to sea: often with out or forth
- to start on some new course or enterprise: often with out or forth
- to throw oneself (into) with vigor; rush; plunge: to launch into a tirade
- Historical the largest boat carried by a warship
- an open, or partly enclosed, motorboat
Origin: Spanish or Portuguese lancha ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Malay lancharan ; from lanchar, swift
launch definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb launched, launch·ing, launch·es verb, transitive
- a. To throw or propel with force; hurl: launch a spear.b. To set or thrust (a self-propelled craft or projectile) in motion: launch a rocket; launch a torpedo.
- Nautical To put (a boat) into the water in readiness for use.
- To set going; initiate: launch a career; launch a business venture.
- To introduce to the public or to a market: launched the new perfume with prime-time commercials on the major networks.
- To give (someone) a start, as in a career or vocation.
- To begin a new venture or phase; embark: launch forth on a dangerous mission; launched out on her own after college.
- To enter enthusiastically into something; plunge: launched into a description of the movie.
Origin: Middle English launchen, from Old North French lancher, from Latin lanceāre, to wield a lance, from lancea, lance; see lance.
- A large ship's boat.
- A large, open motorboat.
Origin: Probably alteration (probably influenced by launch1) of Malay lancha.
launch - Business Definition
- To start a new company.
- To release a new product. For example, a household products company launches a new brand of toothpaste.