There are 2 main translations of launch in Spanish

: launch1launch2


botar, v.

Pronunciation: /lɑn(t)ʃ//lɔn(t)ʃ//lɔːn(t)ʃ/

transitive verb

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    • 1.1Nautical

      (new vessel) botar
      (lifeboat) echar al agua
      the ship was launched by the princess la princesa fue la madrina en la botadura del buque
      • They launched the inshore boat and hovercraft to rescue the un-named man with scores of day-trippers, enjoying the sun and seaside, looking on.
      • Fire and rescue services were alerted and an inflatable boat was launched.
      • Colleagues who saw the incident from the shore launched a rescue boat and pulled Miss Brown on board.
      • Road ends do not have boat ramps, nor is there sufficient water to launch a boat from a trailer at most road ends.
      • On Thursday we arrived and were told we couldn't launch boats for a rescue because the local governments were saying the military was taking over.
      • Scouts on watch spotted the diver and kept visual contact while other scouts and adult leaders launched a small boat to rescue the diver.
      • The boats are launched from a slipway into the island's precarious harbour, steered through lulls in the surf and out to passing ships to trade or to load freight.
      • The new purpose-built vessel was officially launched on Monday week last to serve the Rotterdam to Waterford route.
      • The other vessel involved was the newly launched steamship Chanticleer, which had been undertaking sea trials at the measured mile at Skelmorlie.
      • They are expected to have the capacity to launch speed vessels and allow helicopters to operate from their decks.
      • Both Whitby's lifeboats had to be launched to rescue five canoeists who put out to sea in a force nine gale on Saturday.
      • If you're looking for a place to launch your boat, I know just the place.
      • He joked: ‘George launched a ship in Belfast and it was three miles out at sea before he let go of the bottle.’
      • He said the group had no immediate plans to launch another boat toward the disputed waters.
      • It means there are now only limited places along the coastline to launch boats, windsurfers or water bikes.
      • The Minister for the Marine will visit the club early next month to officially launch the boat.
      • It was a gift from a visiting Greek shipping tycoon who had just launched a new ship called Inca.
      • At first light on Saturday, three boats were launched, searching the river from the bridge as far away as Levitstown, four miles downstream.
      • The ship was launched in 1843 and was the first screw driven iron ship to cross the Atlantic.
      • ‘We installed this just before Christmas and the ship will be launched in April,’ he said.
      • Everyone scattered as some fetched the remains of the food from the kitchen and others launched the boats into the water quickly in readiness.
      • This ship was launched in 1937, saw considerable action in the Mediterranean, and was also ultimately responsible for the sinking of the Bismarck.
      • Where the banks of the Clyde once teemed with forests of shipbuilding cranes, launching huge vessels into the river every week, only ghosts remain of this once world-beating industry.
      • The new purpose built vessel was officially launched to serve the Zeebrugge - Waterford route.
      • I would like to know then if I would be allowed to launch my boat in the harbour and leave my car there for safe keeping as I had to buy my licence for my boat at Portnet.
      • It was officially launched at a ceremony at Skipton Castle on Tuesday.
      • The borough council wants to build the slipway on the Hangings to allow the fire and rescue service to launch its boat into the Avon as near as possible to the junction with the Severn.
      • Fincantieri were awarded the contract for the Etna in July 1995, and the ship was launched in July 1997.
      • Could it be that there are no places to launch boats into our river?
      • The speed and the angle of sinking made it extremely difficult to launch the life boats and the first one that did get into the water spilled its occupants into the sea.
      • The ferry stopped, launched a boat and picked them up - they had paddled 14 miles across the Channel - at 7am.
      • The Queen Mother had a long association with the HMS Ark Royal, having launched the ship in 1981 as well as the previous ship of the same name in 1950.
      • The celebrity and fundraiser took time out to officially launch a new boat for disabled people at the Sailing Club at the weekend.
      • Two European-owned companies plan to launch new ships this year as well.
      • Strong northerly winds caused a half-metre drop from expected water levels, which meant it was not safe to launch the vessel, experts said.

    • 1.2Military Aerospace

      (missile/satellite) lanzar
      • A space war, in which each nation launches its own missile destroying satellites, could be thwarted by a bucket of gravel, according to a report submitted to the United Nations.
      • In 1957, the USSR launched the Sputnik, the first artificial earth satellite.
      • Look, if we saw a nuclear weapon on a missile about to be launched at us, I don't think anybody would disagree, we would have the right to destroy it.
      • The missile can also be launched immediately without tracking when an unexpected target appears.
      • The missile can be launched from a mobile launcher and takes about eleven minutes to reach its target.
      • They plan to launch the satellites on decommissioned Russian missiles.
      • As aircraft weapons came along, they were supposed to fire them, release bombs and later launch missiles.
      • A traditional chemical rocket would launch the spacecraft out of Earth orbit.
      • Like rockets, a missile can be launched from a single tube or from multiple tubes.
      • Even before a single missile has been launched there has been significant collateral damage, all of it on our own side.
      • The radar's job is to figure out which is the real warhead, so that missile interceptors can be launched to try to stop them.
      • The space race reaches new lands when the Russian Space Agency launches Nigeria's first satellite.
      • Of course, the U.S. will remain opposed to India launching satellites that have American parts.
      • They have six weapons tubes, used for launching both torpedoes and missiles, and can dive to depths greater than 300 metres.
      • In the course of the Desert Storm war he launched missiles against Saudi Arabia and Israel.
      • Two months later, although not missile related but even more explosive, the Soviets launched the Sputnik I satellite.
      • A space launch vehicle to launch satellites is different than a ballistic missile.
      • Does each decoy need to be launched separately, or can warheads and decoys all be launched on a single missile?
      • That approach would require much more than sending bombers and launching missiles against terrorists already discovered and recorded.
      • Cruise missiles were launched at the wrong targets.

    • 1.3(throw)

      • In an instant, both guns were firing away, launching a volley of shells at the remaining enemy Genos.
      • Then he takes one giant stride down the pitch and launches the final ball of the over for six over mid-on.
      • But Pujols kept his head down, fully extended his arms and went with the pitch, launching it over the center field wall.

  • 2

    • 2.1(introduce)

      (product/service) lanzar
      (securities) emitir
      (play/book) lanzar
      • We acknowledge that we have chosen an unfortunate time to launch this new product.
      • Today, the association was launching a publication called Reinventing the Town Hall, which includes the results of the competitions at the four authorities and the startling findings.
      • Point two, should a company have to consult all minority, victim support and disability groups to make sure that are not about to cause offence to anyone before launching a product?
      • A few exhibitors chose to launch their new products at the show.
      • Some companies have also launched new products at the fair, the Chief Executive of Innovative Trade Fairs pointed out.
      • One of the largest companies in the world will be launching a new product in Zambia tomorrow.
      • We do limited press, depending on when we are launching a new product.
      • How a product is launched is an important issue.
      • New products will also be launched at these exhibitions.
      • The firm launched its product at the end of last year, and already has dozens of customers.
      • The publication was launched with members of the Green Party at London's City Hall this week.
      • As it happens I will be launching a new product soon that includes some of these elements.
      • The firm, which makes home security storage systems, is launching a new product at this year's Chelsea Flower Show.
      • Steve is now looking forward to launching his product in Croydon after its success in Brighton.

    • 2.2(initiate)

      (campaign/idea) lanzar
      (company) fundar
      (attack) emprender
      (attack) lanzar
      her speech launched a public debate su discurso desencadenó / suscitó un debate público
      • He said Martin wanted to launch campaigns to ‘bring some common sense and decency’ into the British legal system.
      • So I knocked off an incredibly quick webpage launching the Campaign For Better Namesakes.
      • But at the same time he added that he could not succumb to anybody's criticism when it comes to launching developmental activities with his own funds.
      • The Commonwealth Youth Program has agreed to make available a sum of £20,000 to launch a Youth Enterprise Development Fund.
      • A left challenge to New Labour was launched at a vibrant convention of the left in the Brent East constituency last week.
      • Congratulations are due to the Scottish business leaders who had the vision and enterprise to launch this project.
      • The Yorkshire Project was launched in 1999 with the aim of re-establishing a wild population of the birds in northern England.
      • Earlier this year, the Minster authorities launched the Development Campaign.
      • This week I launched the Making Good Decisions programme for councillors and commissioners.
      • Anti-abortion activists launched a petition campaign on January 22 in a bid to overturn the veto.
      • Within hours of its passage, media reform activists were talking about launching a campaign to have other cities do the same.
      • The Buy a Brick Campaign was launched to coincide with the start of building work on the hospice site, and was a simple and practical way for supporters to contribute to the appeal.
      • He's begun by launching an emotive advertising campaign.
      • Tenants and local community activists also held a public meeting on the Thursday night to launch the Campaign For A No Vote.
      • Nor could he use it as collateral to raise a loan to develop it, or to launch an alternative enterprise.
      • Unicef, Plan and other organisations launched a campaign last June to create awareness of the importance of birth registration.
      • She and her colleagues launched the project a few days ago and it's really taken off.
      • But what about a person who opts out of his area of learning to launch an enterprise suited to his taste?
      • After the poll tax was defeated in 1991 Scottish Militant Labour was launched as an open political party.
      • The director said the institute has launched a pioneer project to support the organic farming of crops, fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

    • 2.3(give a start to)

      he launched her on her film career la lanzó en su carrera cinematográfica
      • once he's launched on that topic, there's no stopping him cuando empieza a hablar de ese tema, no hay quien lo pare


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    • During this time, they have launched hundreds of boats ranging from 20-foot steam launches to 40-foot schooners.
    • They are used by wealthy individuals who have a fleet of expensive cars to protect them from bad weather and other damage, and also by a string of car manufacturers for motor launches.
    • The launches moved to intercept but were no match for the smaller craft, which was loaded with explosives.
    • When the council last advertised it said suitable candidates must have between ten and 15 rowing boats, a motor launch, a river boom and be suitable qualified in life saving.
    • Managing to escape detection, they went aboard a Thai police motor launch.
    • Your launch trip gives you a thirty minute visit.
    • The Corps also purchased a motor launch and put her to work for the Fort Peck District.
    • I decided to man the launch and left my shipmate to finish the starboard tire-without supervision.
    • They were joined by high-speed launches from the Thames police marine support unit.
    • Ahead of the convoys were processions of mine sweepers, Coast Guard cutters, buoy-layers and motor launches.
    • The company has a fleet of 15-feet motor boats for hire, plus electric launches and a day-hire sailing boat.
    • On May 22 I joined a small group from the American Museum of Natural History in a motor launch at Niantic, Connecticut.
    • Motor-driven launches, powerboats, pedal boats and rowboats are in great demand in the tourist spots of Veli-Akkulam.
    • You can tie up your own tender at the dinghy docks or go ashore in one of the harbor launches.
    • He returned the salute as the warship gathered speed, picked up her guard of Police escort launches and headed for the open sea.
    • They come in with motor launches at the dead of night.
    • She spent more than five hours in the cold waters of Gare Loch, concealing herself from police launches and searchlights and penetrating the floating barrier surrounding the berth.
    • Part of the group rode in two support motor launches.
    • Ten minutes ago two attack helicopters peeled off overhead, circling London in tight formation and I could see police launches on the Thames.
    • The launch would do the trips in quite heavy seas and cancellations for bad weather were rare.
  • 2

    (of new vessel) botadura feminine
    (of lifeboat) lanzamiento masculine

    al agua

  • 3

    (of rocket, missile)
    lanzamiento masculine
    before noun launch site emplazamiento de lanzamiento
  • 4

    (of product, project, campaign) lanzamiento masculine
    (of shares, stocks) emisión feminine
    (of company) fundación feminine
    (date/party) (before noun) de lanzamiento

There are 2 main translations of launch in Spanish

: launch1launch2


lancha (a motor), n.

Pronunciation: /lɑn(t)ʃ//lɔn(t)ʃ//lɔːn(t)ʃ/


  • 1

    lancha (a motor) feminine
    motora feminine
  • 2

    (on warship)
    lancha feminine