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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)

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.

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."