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ZIP (zipped, zipping)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ZIP mean? 

ZIP (noun)
  The noun ZIP has 4 senses:

1. a quantity of no importance
2. a code of letters and digits added to a postal address to aid in the sorting of mail
3. forceful exertion
4. a fastener for locking together two toothed edges by means of a sliding tab

  Familiarity information: ZIP used as a noun is uncommon.


ZIP (verb)
  The verb ZIP has 2 senses:

1. close with a zipper
2. move very fast

  Familiarity information: ZIP used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ZIP (noun)


Sense 1zip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A quantity of no importance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

zippo; zip; zilch; zero; null; nothing; nix; nil; naught; nada; goose egg; aught; cypher; cipher

Context examples:

it looked like nothing I had ever seen before / reduced to nil all the work we had done / we racked up a pathetic goose egg / it was all for naught / I didn't hear zilch about it

Hypernyms ("zip" is a kind of...):

relative quantity (a quantity relative to some purpose)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "zip"):

nihil ((Latin) nil; nothing (as used by a sheriff after an unsuccessful effort to serve a writ))

bugger all; Fanny Adams; fuck all; sweet Fanny Adams (little or nothing at all)


Sense 2ZIP [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A code of letters and digits added to a postal address to aid in the sorting of mail

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

ZIP code; postcode; postal code; ZIP

Hypernyms ("ZIP" is a kind of...):

code (a coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy)

Holonyms ("ZIP" is a part of...):

address; destination; name and address (written directions for finding some location; written on letters or packages that are to be delivered to that location)


Sense 3zip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Forceful exertion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

vigor; vigour; energy; zip

Context examples:

he plays tennis with great energy / he's full of zip

Hypernyms ("zip" is a kind of...):

force; forcefulness; strength (physical energy or intensity)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "zip"):

athleticism; strenuosity (intense energy)


Sense 4zip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A fastener for locking together two toothed edges by means of a sliding tab

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

slide fastener; zip fastener; zipper; zip

Hypernyms ("zip" is a kind of...):

fastener; fastening; fixing; holdfast (restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place)

Holonyms ("zip" is a part of...):

cardigan (knitted jacket that is fastened up the front with buttons or a zipper)

dress; frock (a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice)

skirt (a garment hanging from the waist; worn mainly by girls and women)

pant; trouser ((usually in the plural) a garment extending from the waist to the knee or ankle, covering each leg separately)


ZIP (verb)


Sense 1zip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Close with a zipper

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

zipper; zip up; zip

Context example:

Zip up your jacket--it's cold

Hypernyms (to "zip" is one way to...):

fasten; fix; secure (cause to be firmly attached)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2zip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move very fast

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

hurry; travel rapidly; zip; speed

Context example:

The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed

Hypernyms (to "zip" is one way to...):

go; locomote; move; travel (change location; move, travel, or proceed)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "zip"):

dart; fleet; flit; flutter (move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart)

run (move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time)

whizz; whizz along; zoom; zoom along (move along very quickly)

Sentence frames:

Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


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