Thesaurus

launches

noun
plural of launch

Synonyms & Antonyms of launches

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a rising from a surface at the start of a flight (as of a rocket)
  • the reporters held their collective breath as they silently watched the space shuttle's launch

Synonyms for launches

Words Related to launches

Near Antonyms for launches

Antonyms for launches

launches

verb
present tense third-person singular of launch

Synonyms & Antonyms of launches (Entry 2 of 2)

2 to take the first step in (a process or course of action)
  • she launched a career in journalism after quitting acting school

Synonyms for launches

Words Related to launches

Phrases Synonymous with launches

Near Antonyms for launches

Antonyms for launches

3 to send through the air especially with a quick forward motion of the arm
  • infantrymen launching grenades at the nest of machine gunners

Synonyms for launches

Words Related to launches

Phrases Synonymous with launches

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about launches

Cite this Entry

“Launches.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/launches. Accessed 24 January 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on launches

Nglish: Translation of launches for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of launches for Arabic Speakers

Comments on launches

What made you want to look up launches? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a feeling of well-being or elation

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Intact Latin Quiz

  • roman tablet
  • What did focus mean in Latin?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!