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Synonyms for launching

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

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the act of propelling with force

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If he succeeded in launching the boat, if he kept ahead of the second ice-run, if he did not get caught by some of the runs from the upper Yukon; if luck favored in all these essential particulars, as well as in a score of minor ones, they would reach Sixty Mile and be saved, if--and again the if--he had strength enough to land
The final task remained--the launching of the boat.
The launching of the Sari proved easier than I con-templated.
But, to bring this rapid sketch to a close, I will only add that a certain Hans Pfaal, of Rotterdam, launching himself in a balloon filled with a gas extracted from nitrogen, thirty-seven times lighter than hydrogen, reached the moon after a passage of nineteen hours.
Then I heard steps upon the platform; and I knew they were unfastening the pinnace and launching it upon the waves.
she asked gaily, launching out one hand in search of the folds of muslin on her inaccessible bosom.
Now a score of one-man air scouts were launching from the upper decks of the nearer vessel, and in a moment more were speeding in long, swift dives to the ground about us.
The first inaugural will be at Gouna Hill, West Kwaio, to be followed by Buma also in West Kwaio until all the launchings are concluded.
The sources said the international joint center of control over missile launchings, jointly run by the United States and Russia, has received information on the launching of a missile from a North Korean test site on Cape Musudan, where North Korean missile test site is located.
exploration program will feature the launchings of an orbiting probe as well as a small surface probe each time Mars and Earth are favorably aligned - in 1998, 2001, 2003 and 2005 as well as during the waning weeks of this year.
The newly announced commercial launch schedule, or manifest, reflects President Reagan's January national space policy statement, which calls both for eliminating government launch competition with the private sector and for avoiding unnecessary use of the space shuttle's human crews for launchings.
Photo: Palima Point on Hawaii has been identified by the state as its best site for future commercial satellite launchings.