pop-up (not comparable)

  1. Coming into view suddenly from a concealed position.
  2. Opening out to form a three-dimensional structure when the page of a book is opened.
    • 1985, Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale:
      ...my mother... did not believe in mystification; I had a pop-up book of sexual organs by the time I was four...
  3. Temporary.

pop-up (plural pop-ups)

  1. Anything that pops up, particularly
    1. A pop-up advertisement; an advertisement that is triggered to appear on a computer screen when an Internet user accesses a particular web page.
    2. (baseball) A pop-up ball: a ball that has been hit to a considerable height above the infield or the shallow outfield; a pop fly.
    3. A folded paper element which pops up from a book, greeting card, etc.
    4. A business that quickly pops up, such as a temporary restaurant.
      • Lonely Planet San Francisco Travel Guide
        Pop-ups often charge restaurant prices, but without advance menus, quality control, health-inspected facilities or professional service. Bring cash and arrive early: most pop-ups don't accept credit cards, and popular dishes run out fast.
  • French: pop-up
  • German: Pop-up
  • Portuguese: publicidade instantânea
  • Spanish: ventana emergente
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See also Thesaurus:pop-up.

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