from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or process of setting into operation or motion.
  • n. A business or an undertaking that has recently begun operation: grew from a tiny start-up to a multimillion-dollar corporation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of startup.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who comes suddenly into notice; an upstart.
  • n. A kind of high rustic shoe.
  • adj. Upstart.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Upstart.
  • n. One who comes suddenly into notice; an upstart.
  • n. A half-boot or buskin, described in the sixteenth century as laced above the ankle.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. get going or set in motion
  • v. get off the ground
  • n. the act of starting a new operation or practice
  • n. the act of setting in operation


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