zip

zip

synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of zip in English

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English

Pronunciation

  • enPR: zĭp, IPA(key): /zɪp/
  • Rhymes: -ɪp

Etymology 1

Onomatopoeic.

Noun

zip (plural zips)

  1. The high-pitched sound of a small object moving rapidly through air.
  2. (informal) Energy; vigor; vim.
  3. (Britain, New Zealand) A zip fastener.
  4. (slang) Zero; nothing.
    I know zip about economics.
  5. A trip on a zipline.
  6. (computing, informal) A zip file.
  7. (programming) Synonym of convolution (type of mapping function)
  8. (slang) An ounce of marijuana.

Pronoun

zip

  1. (slang) Zero; nothing.
    I know zip about economics.
Synonyms
  • (sound): whizz, zing
  • (fastener): slide fastener, zip fastener, zipper (chiefly US)
Translations

Interjection

zip

  1. The high-pitched sound of a small object moving rapidly through air.
Synonyms
  • whee, whizz, zing
Translations

Verb

zip (third-person singular simple present zips, present participle zipping, simple past and past participle zipped)

  1. (transitive) To close with a zip fastener.
  2. (transitive, figuratively) To close as if with a zip fastener.
    zip one's lip
  3. (transitive, computing) To compress (one or more computer files) into a single and often smaller file, especially one in the ZIP format.
  4. (transitive, programming) To subject to the convolution mapping function.
  5. (intransitive) (followed by a preposition) To move rapidly (in a specified direction or to a specified place) with a high-pitched sound.
    The bullet zipped through the air.
  6. (intransitive, colloquial) (followed by a preposition) To move in haste (in a specified direction or to a specified place).
    Zip down to the shops for some milk.
  7. (transitive) To make (something) move quickly
  8. To travel on a zipline.
Synonyms
  • (close with a zip fastener): zip up
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

From zip code

Noun

zip (plural zips)

  1. (US) A ZIP code; a US postal code.
  2. (US, by extension) Any postal code, for any country.
Translations
See also
  • postcode (UK)
  • postal code (UK)

Spanish

Noun

zip m (plural zips)

  1. (computing) zip

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