zip

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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

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