seed money

noun

: money used for setting up a new enterprise

Example Sentences

He provided seed money for the campaign.
Recent Examples on the Web The government here can up with a very special program to - to put in the seed money to rehab the whole block. CBS News, 11 Dec. 2022 The seed money would go to regional organizations seeking to advance a variety of economic and national security priorities. Kevin Freking, ajc, 18 Apr. 2022 According to data on the Kindergarten to College website, current as of February, 23% of the nearly 50,000 accounts in the program have received deposits outside of promotions like the initial seed money. Christian Martinezstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 23 Mar. 2022 The design was favored by the project’s funder, billionaire Charles Munger, who donated $200 million in seed money for the residence hall that will be named after him. Teresa Watanabestaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 20 Dec. 2022 This site is protected by recaptcha Privacy Policy | Terms of Service With the idea for the McBride Sisters Collection officially planted, Robin and Andréa scraped together initial seed money of $1,800 just to cover licensing paperwork. NBC News, 9 Apr. 2022 Palantir’s initial seed money came from the C.I.A., but its technology was adopted widely by the military and even the Los Angeles Police Department. New York Times, 27 July 2022 Half of all rare-disease patients are children, and their families have long pushed to speed up cures, usually by forming foundations that seed money for research. Fortune, 21 July 2022 So what Tyler did was do a little spin on it — whatever team picks the habanero gets an extra hundred dollars for seed money. The Salt Lake Tribune, 31 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of seed money was in 1943

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Cite this Entry

“Seed money.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seed%20money. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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