Entry date

  • Quotation evidence from c1430 (first cited in Hymns to the Virgin).
  • This is one of the earliest 13% of entries recorded in OED.
  • OED includes about 1300 entries first evidenced in the decade 1430—1439 (words such as factor, redeem, strain).

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Origin

  • launch

Entry size

  • 19 senses (9 main senses, 10 subentry senses).
  • 46 quotations.

Timeline of quotation evidence

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