- the act or fact of starting something; a setting in motion.
- a new business venture, or a new commercial or industrial project: a small, 5-month-old Internet startup.
- of or relating to the beginning of such a venture or project, especially to an investment made to initiate it: high start-up costs for construction of a new facility.
Origin of startup
- to come or cause to come into being for the first time; originate
- (intr) to spring or jump suddenly from a position or place
- to set in or go into motion, activity, etche started up the engine; the orchestra started up
- of or relating to input, usually financial, made to establish a new project or businessa start-up mortgage
- a business enterprise that has been launched recently
Idioms and Phrases with start up
Begin to operate, especially a machine or engine, as in Start up the motor so we can get going. [First half of 1900s]
Move suddenly or begin an activity, as in When the alarm rang I started up. [Early 1200s]
Organize a new enterprise, as in Starting up a business requires considerable capital. [Second half of 1900s]