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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. the act of moving a newly built vessel into the water for the first time;

2. the act of beginning something new;
- Example: "they looked forward to the debut of their new product line"
[syn: introduction, debut, first appearance, launching, unveiling, entry]

3. the act of propelling with force;
[syn: launching, launch]

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4 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Launch \Launch\ (l[add]nch or l[aum]nch), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Launched (l[add]ncht or l[aum]ncht); p. pr. & vb. n. Launching.] [OE. launchen to throw as a lance, OF. lanchier, another form of lancier, F. lancer, fr. lance lance. See Lance.] [Written also lanch.] 1. To throw, as a lance or dart; to hurl; to let fly. [1913 Webster] 2. To strike with, or as with, a lance; to pierce. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Launch your hearts with lamentable wounds. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 3. To cause to move or slide from the land into the water; to set afloat; as, to launch a ship. [1913 Webster] With stays and cordage last he rigged the ship, And rolled on levers, launched her in the deep. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 4. To send out; to start (one) on a career; to set going; to give a start to (something); to put in operation; as, to launch a son in the world; to launch a business project or enterprise. [1913 Webster] All art is used to sink episcopacy, and launch presbytery in England. --Eikon Basilike. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

launching \launching\ n. 1. the act of moving a newly-built vessel into the water for the first time. [WordNet 1.5] 2. the act of beginning something new. Syn: debut, first appearance, unveiling, introduction, entry. [WordNet 1.5] 3. the act of propelling with force. Syn: launch. [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

launching n 1: the act of moving a newly built vessel into the water for the first time 2: the act of beginning something new; "they looked forward to the debut of their new product line" [syn: introduction, debut, first appearance, launching, unveiling, entry] 3: the act of propelling with force [syn: launching, launch]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

19 Moby Thesaurus words for "launching": coming out, curtain raiser, debut, embarkation, embarkment, first appearance, floating, flotation, inaugural address, inauguration, induction, initiation, installation, installment, introduction, maiden speech, opener, preliminary, unveiling