What does start up mean?

Definitions for start up

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word start up.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. start, start up(verb)

    get going or set in motion

    "We simply could not start the engine"; "start up the computer"

  2. start, start up, embark on, commence(verb)

    get off the ground

    "Who started this company?"; "We embarked on an exciting enterprise"; "I start my day with a good breakfast"; "We began the new semester"; "The afternoon session begins at 4 PM"; "The blood shed started when the partisans launched a surprise attack"


  1. start up(Verb)

    To rise suddenly.

  2. start up(Verb)

    To begin to operate.

  3. start up(Verb)

    To begin.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of start up in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of start up in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Derek White:

    We needed to change the way we worked, we needed to act like a start-up.

  2. Zhu Jiang:

    Failure is not a bad thing, as the process to start up a business is always meaningful.

  3. Sunil Nandraj:

    Right now, anybody can start up anything, you can charge whatever, there is no legislation.

  4. Bernard Salha:

    What we want is to be completely aware of everything that's happening in the start-up world, worldwide.

  5. Nikolay Storonsky:

    It’s normal at this point for a start-up – this is how billion-dollar companies are being made now.

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Translations for start up

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • auftauchenGerman
  • вывалиться, вынырнуть, взяться, заявиться, нагрянутьRussian

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