Definition of pop
- pops a grape into her mouth
- popped in a CD
- popped some popcorn
- pop the trunk
- pop a cold beer
- images popping up on the screen
- pop in for a visit
- a balloon popped
- eyes popping with amazement
We heard the sound of corks popping as the celebration began.
One of the buttons popped off my sweater.
Guns were popping in the distance.
We popped some popcorn in the microwave.
The popcorn is done popping.
I didn't mean to say that—it just popped out.
Her shoulder popped out of its socket.
He opened the box, and out popped a mouse.
If you are busy, I can pop back in later.
My neighbor popped in for a visit.
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
First Known Use: 1828See Words from the same year
uninterested in the pop fiction that most of the other publishing houses happily churned out
First Known Use: 1880See Words from the same year
When a company issues stock for the first time as part of an IPO, the underwriting investment bank is responsible for determining the stock's public offering price (POP). The POP is based on numerous variables including, but not limited to, the stock prices of similarly-valued companies in the same industry, the issuing company's growth potential and the issuing company's current value as expressed by its financial statements.
The prices of stocks established in the market are determined by supply and demand. A POP, by contrast, is determined by fiat and reflects how a few individuals believe a share's worth of a company should be valued rather than what investors would necessarily be willing to pay based on market forces.
: to suddenly break open or come away from something often with a short, loud noise
: to make a short, loud noise
: to cook (popcorn)
: of or relating to things that are popular and often talked about on television, in newspapers, etc.
: of or relating to popular music
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