• Zip

    Pronunciation

    • enPR: zĭp, IPA: /zɪp/
    • Rhymes: -ɪp

    Origin 1

    Full definition of zip

    Noun

    zip

    (plural zips)
    1. The high-pitched sound of a small object moving rapidly through air.
    2. Energy; vigor; vim.
    3. (British, NZ) A zip fastener.
    4. Zero; nothing.
    5. A trip on a zipline.
    6. (computing, informal) A zip file.

    Synonyms

    Interjection

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    1. The high-pitched sound of a small object moving rapidly through air.

    Synonyms

    Verb

    1. (transitive) To close with a zip fastener.
    2. (transitive, figuratively) To close as if with a zip fastener.zip one's lip
    3. (transitive, computing) To compress (one or more computer files) into a single and often smaller file, especially one in the ZIP format.
    4. (intransitive) (followed by a preposition) To move rapidly (in a specified direction or to a specified place) with a high-pitched sound.The bullet zipped through the air.
    5. (intransitive, colloquial) (followed by a preposition) To move in haste (in a specified direction or to a specified place).Zip down to the shops for some milk.
    6. (transitive) To make (something) move quickly
      • 2011, December 27, Mike Henson, Norwich 0 - 2 Tottenham, Tottenham also initially struggled to create genuine goal-scoring opportunities, with Bale, Luka Modric and Rafael van der Vaart zipping passes around to little effect.
    7. To travel on a zipline.

    Synonyms

    • (close with a zip fastener) zip up

    Origin 2

    Noun

    zip

    (plural zips)
    1. (US) Shortened form of ZIP code, the US postal code.
    2. (US) Any postal code, for any country.
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