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1. launch

verb. ['ˈlɔntʃ'] set up or found.

Synonyms

  • establish
  • open
  • found
  • set up

Antonyms

  • abolish
  • middle
  • death
  • stop

Etymology

  • lancha (Portuguese)
  • launchen (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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2. launch

verb. ['ˈlɔntʃ'] propel with force.

Synonyms

  • impel
  • blast off
  • float

Antonyms

  • stay
  • pull out
  • leave
  • dissuade

Etymology

  • lancha (Portuguese)
  • launchen (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. launch

verb. ['ˈlɔntʃ'] launch for the first time; launch on a maiden voyage.

Antonyms

  • ending

Etymology

  • lancha (Portuguese)
  • launchen (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. launch

verb. ['ˈlɔntʃ'] begin with vigor.

Synonyms

  • begin
  • set out
  • set about
  • plunge
  • start out
  • get down
  • get
  • start

Antonyms

  • elate
  • abstain
  • stand still
  • lose

Etymology

  • lancha (Portuguese)
  • launchen (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. pad

noun. ['ˈpæd'] a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge.

Synonyms

  • notepad
  • paper
  • writing pad
  • pad of paper
  • message pad

Antonyms

  • unfreeze
  • unblock
  • remember
  • ability

6. pad

verb. ['ˈpæd'] add details to.

Synonyms

  • overstate
  • blow up
  • hyperbolise
  • embellish
  • amplify
  • exaggerate
  • magnify
  • glorify
  • hyperbolize
  • dramatize
  • lard
  • embroider
  • aggrandize
  • dramatise
  • overdraw

Antonyms

  • insulator
  • conductor
  • pull
  • deprive

7. pad

noun. ['ˈpæd'] a block of absorbent material saturated with ink; used to transfer ink evenly to a rubber stamp.

Synonyms

  • block
  • inking pad
  • stamp pad

Antonyms

  • clean
  • idle
  • stay in place
  • misbehave

8. pad

noun. ['ˈpæd'] a flat mass of soft material used for protection, stuffing, or comfort.

Synonyms

  • carpet pad
  • underlay
  • rug pad
  • rat
  • skin patch
  • cleaning pad
  • puff
  • Kotex
  • mat
  • sanitary napkin
  • powderpuff
  • underlayment
  • table mat
  • transdermal patch
  • plastron
  • potholder
  • sanitary towel
  • panel
  • mattress pad
  • mattress
  • hot pad
  • padding

Antonyms

  • reduce
  • worsen
  • uglify
  • deposit

9. pad

noun. ['ˈpæd'] temporary living quarters.

Synonyms

  • domiciliation
  • diggings
  • living quarters
  • quarters
  • lodgings

Antonyms

  • plain
  • criticize
  • disentangle
  • unsnarl

10. pad

noun. ['ˈpæd'] the fleshy cushion-like underside of an animal's foot or of a human's finger.

Synonyms

  • structure
  • complex body part
  • body structure
  • paw
  • finger
  • bodily structure

Antonyms

  • lower
  • nonworker
  • fire
  • exhale

Example sentences of the word launch-pad


1. Noun Phrase
In flexing the joint, they allow fluid to enter, which increases the pressure inside the joint, enabling them to use their legs as a natural launch pad for jumping.

2. Noun Phrase
Visitors also can take a bus tour of the sprawling space center, making stops at launch pads and a wildlife preserve.

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