Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete One who comes suddenly into notice; an upstart.
  • noun obsolete A kind of high rustic shoe.
  • adjective rare Upstart.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative spelling of startup.

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

  • verb get going or set in motion
  • verb get off the ground
  • noun the act of starting a new operation or practice
  • noun the act of setting in operation

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Examples

  • The San Francisco start-up, which is unprofitable, is on track to bring in more than $100 million in revenue this year, he said.

    Discounts Website One Kings Lane Raises $40 Million Geoffrey A. Fowler 2011

  • At least 100 supporters of a so-called "start-up exemption" to allow equity crowd-funding by sites such as ProFounder are planning to rally on the sidewalks near SEC headquarters in Washington on Thursday.

    Crowd-Funding Brings Unease Angus Loten 2011

  • Wrigley Jr. Co., are in discussions with the start-up, which is on games with 5.7 million players now, including the popular "Charmed."

    New Approach to Ads in Games Jennifer Valentino-DeVries 2011

  • "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.

    Money Rushes Into Social Start-Ups Geoffrey A. Fowler 2011

  • In the early days of the tech revolution, FedEx was what would today be called a start-up.

    Your Call Is (Not That) Important to Us Emily Yellin 2009

  • Coverage in TechCrunch can make or break a start-up, and what about those companies that are not F.O.M.'s Friends of Mike?

    NYT > Home Page By DAVID CARR 2011

  • "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.

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  • Coverage in TechCrunch can make or break a start-up, and what about those companies that are not F.O.M.'s Friends of Mike?

    NYT > Home Page By DAVID CARR 2011

  • Coverage in TechCrunch can make or break a start-up, and what about those companies that are not F.O.M.'s Friends of Mike?

    NYT > Global Home By DAVID CARR 2011

  • Selected Ashoka fellows could receive anywhere from $35,000 to $125,000 in start-up financing, depending on geographic location and the project.

    Maya Uppaluru: Five Reasons New Grads Should Become Entrepreneurs Maya Uppaluru 2011

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