seed money


: money used for setting up a new enterprise

Examples of seed money in a Sentence

He provided seed money for the campaign.
Recent Examples on the Web This federal check amounts to the first seed money in an effort spearheaded by Miami-Dade County with a goal of creating 23,000 green union jobs with an average base salary of $83,000 over the next five years. Ashley Miznazi, Miami Herald, 2 July 2024 The fund started with $300 million in seed money, and the state designated a portion of surplus oil and gas revenues to sustain the trust fund each year. Erica E. Phillips, Hartford Courant, 29 Mar. 2024 Community listening sessions are planned for later in February to help determine what other programs could be created immediately with the $30 million in seed money the group received at its inception in 2021. Keisha Rowe, The Courier-Journal, 5 Feb. 2024 In most cases, philanthropic foundations have stepped up with seed money. Georgia Levenson Keohane, Foreign Affairs, 5 June 2016 See all Example Sentences for seed money 

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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