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LAUNCH, [See Lanch, the more correct orthography.]




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LAUNCH, [See Lanch, the more correct orthography.]


LAUNCH, v. [See LANCH, the more correct orthography.]


Launch
  1. To throw, as a lance or dart] to hurl; to let fly.
  2. To move with force and swiftness like a sliding from the stocks into the water; to plunge; to make a beginning; as, to launch into the current of a stream; to launch into an argument or discussion; to launch into lavish expenditures; -- often with out.

    Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. Luke v. 4.

    He [Spenser] launches out into very flowery paths. Prior.

  3. The act of launching.
  4. To strike with, or as with, a lance; to pierce.

    [Obs.]

    Launch your hearts with lamentable wounds. Spenser.

  5. The movement of a vessel from land into the water; especially, the sliding on ways from the stocks on which it is built.
  6. To cause to move or slide from the land into the water; to set afloat; as, to launch a ship.

    With stays and cordage last he rigged the ship,
    And rolled on levers, launched her in the deep.
    Pope.

  7. The boat of the largest size belonging to a ship of war; also, an open boat of any size driven by steam, naphtha, electricity, or the like.

    Launching ways. (Naut.) See Way, n. (Naut.).

  8. 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.

    All art is used to sink episcopacy, and launch presbytery in England. Eikon Basilike.

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LAUNCH, [See Lanch, the more correct orthography.]

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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