catapult: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (kat'u-pult", -poolt"), [key]
- an ancient military engine for hurling stones, arrows, etc.
- a device for launching an airplane from the deck of a ship.
- a slingshot.
- to hurl from a catapult.
- to thrust or move quickly or suddenly: His brilliant performance in the play catapulted him to stardom.
- to hurl (a missile) from a slingshot.
- to hit (an object) with a missile from a slingshot.
- to be catapulted.
- to move or spring up suddenly, quickly, or forcibly, as if by means of a catapult: The car catapulted down the highway. When he heard the alarm he catapulted out of bed.
- catapult (Thesaurus)