pop-up

noun
\ ˈpäp-ˌəp How to pronounce pop-up (audio) \

Definition of pop-up

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : pop fly
2 : a component or device that pops up
3 : a pop-up book
4 : a pop-up window on a computer screen

pop-up

adjective

Definition of pop-up (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or having a component or device that pops up a pop-up book
2 : appearing suddenly: such as
a computing : appearing suddenly on a screen over another window or display a pop-up window a pop-up ad
b of a business : set up quickly for short-term operation in a temporary location pop-up stores/shops pop-up retail The front lawn of nearly every home becomes either a parking lot or a pop-up market, perfect for hungry, thirsty fans held captive by the … lines of traffic.— Juliet Macur
c meteorology : appearing or developing quickly in isolation rather than as part of a line or grouping of storms By Thursday you should be able to go coast to coast and see only pop-up thunderstorms …— Paul Clark Late summer is prime time for "pop-up" thunderstorms: storms born of hot, moist air that occur without regard to frontal activity or other large weather disturbances that are more easily understood.The Journal & Courier (Lafayette, Indiana)

First Known Use of pop-up

Noun

1880, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Pop-up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pop-up. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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pop-up

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pop-up

 (Entry 1 of 2)

computers : a window that appears on the screen over other windows or documents and that often advertises something

pop-up

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of pop-up (Entry 2 of 2)

: having a picture that stands up when a page is opened
computers : appearing on the screen over another window or document

pop-up

noun
\ ˈpäp-ˌəp \

Kids Definition of pop-up

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a window that appears suddenly on a computer screen often for advertising

pop-up

adjective

Kids Definition of pop-up (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : relating to or having a part or device that pops up a pop-up book
2 : appearing suddenly on a computer screen pop-up ads

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