launch-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: an open motorboat used for transport

Commentary: LAUNCH[+artifact][+motorboat][+open][+for_transport]

The marina has two launches to ferry people out to the moorings and back.
John's son is driving a launch this summer at a yacht club.

PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: the forceful propulsion of an object

Commentary: LAUNCH[+event][+physical][+propulsion][+forceful][+of_object]

The launch of the Mars rocket is scheduled for next Tuesday.
We drove down to Cape Canaveral to watch the launch of the space shuttle.
Johnny's launch of a Roman candle in his backyard attracted attention from the neighbors.

PropBank: launch.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: promotional campaign for new product or idea

Commentary: LAUNCH[+event_set][+social][+campaign][+promotion][+new]

The launch of their new product will occur tomorrow at events in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
She has helped organize the launch of a new campaign against using cellphones while driving.
The author will be signing copies at the launch of his new book.

PropBank: launch.01
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1