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zoom

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English

Etymology

Onomatopoeia. The verb was attested in 1892, noun in 1918 and interjection in 1942.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /zuːm/
  • Rhymes: -uːm

Noun

zoom (plural zooms)

  1. a humming noise from something moving very fast
  2. a quick ascent
  3. a big increase
  4. an augmentation of a view
    1. by varying the focal length of a lens
    2. by scaling its digital representation

Translations

Verb

zoom (third-person singular simple present zooms, present participle zooming, simple past and past participle zoomed)

  1. to move fast with a humming noise
  2. to fly an airplane straight up
  3. to move rapidly
  4. to go up sharply
    prices zoomed
  5. to change the focal length of a zoom lens
  6. (used with in or out) to manipulate a display so as to magnify or shrink it

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Dutch: zoomen
  • Finnish: zoomata
  • German: zoomen

Translations

Interjection

zoom

  1. Representing a humming sound
  2. Suggesting something moving quickly
  3. Suggesting a sudden change, especially an improvement or an increase

Anagrams

  • Mozo, mozo

Dutch

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch sôom, from Old Dutch *sōm, from Proto-Germanic *saumaz (that which is sewn).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /zoːm/
  • Rhymes: -oːm
  • Hyphenation: zoom

Noun

zoom m (plural zomen, diminutive zoompje n)

  1. edge, border
  2. hem (border of a cloth that is turned around and stitched)
Derived terms
  • Bergen op Zoom

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Pronunciation 1

  • IPA(key): /zoːm/
  • Rhymes: -oːm
  • Hyphenation: zoom
Verb

zoom

  1. first-person singular present indicative of zomen
  2. imperative of zomen

Pronunciation 2

  • IPA(key): /zuːm/
  • Hyphenation: zoom
Verb

zoom

  1. first-person singular present indicative of zoomen
  2. imperative of zoomen

French

Etymology

Borrowed from English zoom.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /zum/
  • Homophone: zooms
  • Hyphenation: zoom

Noun

zoom m (plural zooms)

  1. (photography) zoom

Derived terms

  • zoomer

Further reading

  • “zoom” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /zuːm/

Verb

zoom

  1. Imperative singular of zoomen.
  2. (colloquial) First-person singular present of zoomen.

Italian

Etymology

Borrowed from English zoom.

Noun

zoom m (invariable)

  1. (photography) zoom

Related terms

  • zoomare
  • zoomata

Norwegian Bokmål

Verb

zoom

  1. imperative of zoome

Portuguese

Alternative forms

  • zum (rare)

Etymology

Borrowed from English zoom.

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈzũ/

Noun

zoom m (plural zooms)

  1. zoom (augmentation of an image)
  2. (photography) zoom lens (lens whose focal length can be rapidly changed)

Slovak

Etymology

Borrowed from English zoom.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /zuːm/

Noun

zoom m (genitive singular zoomu, declension pattern of dub)

  1. (photography) zoom

Declension

Related terms

  • zoomový

Spanish

Noun

zoom m (plural zooms)

  1. (photography) zoom

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