Definition of "start-up" []

  • The act or process of setting into operation or motion. (noun)
  • A business or an undertaking that has recently begun operation: grew from a tiny start-up to a multimillion-dollar corporation. (noun)
  • To come or cause to come into being for the first time; originate (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To spring or jump suddenly from a position or place (verb)
  • To set in or go into motion, activity, etc (verb)
  • Of or relating to input, usually financial, made to establish a new project or business (adjective)
  • A business enterprise that has been launched recently (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "start-up" in a sentence
  • "The San Francisco start-up, which is unprofitable, is on track to bring in more than $100 million in revenue this year, he said."
  • "Wrigley Jr. Co., are in discussions with the start-up, which is on games with 5.7 million players now, including the popular "Charmed.""
  • ""Color is at the confluence of the mobile, social and local phenomena," said Sequoia partner Doug Leone , of the 30-person start-up, which is seven months old."