zip

8 ENTRIES FOUND:

1zip

verb \ˈzip\
zippedzip·ping

Definition of ZIP

intransitive verb
1
:  to move, act, or function with speed and vigor
2
:  to travel with a sharp hissing or humming sound
transitive verb
1
:  to impart speed or force to
2
:  to add zest, interest, or life to —often used with up
3
:  to transport or propel with speed

Origin of ZIP

imitative of the sound of a speeding object
First Known Use: 1852

2zip

noun

Definition of ZIP

1
:  a sudden sharp hissing or sibilant sound
2
:  energy, vim
zip·less \-ləs\ adjective

First Known Use of ZIP

1867

3zip

noun

Definition of ZIP

:  nothing, zero <the final score was 27 to zip>

Origin of ZIP

origin unknown
First Known Use: circa 1900

4zip

noun

Definition of ZIP

chiefly British
:  zipper

First Known Use of ZIP

1920

5zip

verb
zippedzip·ping

Definition of ZIP

transitive verb
1
a :  to close or open with or as if with a zipper
b :  to enclose or wrap by fastening a zipper
2
:  to cause (a zipper) to open or shut
intransitive verb
:  to become open, closed, or attached by means of a zipper

Origin of ZIP

back-formation from zipper
First Known Use: 1932

6zip

noun, often all capitalized

Definition of ZIP

:  zip code 1

First Known Use of ZIP

1969

Other Postal Terms

cancel, frank, indicia, philatelist

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: zip–code
Previous Word in the Dictionary: Zionward
All Words Near: zip

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up zip? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More