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zoo

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noun \ˈzü\

Simple Definition of zoo

  • : a place where many kinds of animals are kept so that people can see them

  • : a place, situation, or group that is crowded, loud, and uncontrolled

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of zoo

plural

zoos

  1. 1 a :  a garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibition b :  a collection of living animals usually for public display

  2. 2 :  a place, situation, or group marked by crowding, confusion, or unrestrained behavior <the convention was a zoo>

Examples of zoo in a sentence

  1. The sixth grade classroom was a zoo after recess.

  2. The supermarket was a real zoo on the night before the storm.



Origin and Etymology of zoo

short for zoological garden


First Known Use: circa 1847


zoo-

Definition of zoo-

  1. see zo-




ZOO Defined for Kids

zoo

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noun \ˈzü\

Definition of zoo for Students

plural

zoos

  1. :  a place where living usually wild animals are kept for showing to the public





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