Meaning of ZIP in English
/zip/ , n. , v. , zipped, zipping .
1. a sudden, brief hissing sound, as of a bullet.
2. Informal. energy; vim; vigor.
3. to move with a zipping sound.
4. Informal. to act or move with speed or energy: I'll just zip upstairs.
5. to convey with speed and energy: I'll zip you downtown on my motorcycle.
6. to add vitality or zest to (usually fol. by up ): A little garlic zips up a salad.
[ 1850-55; of expressive orig. ]
Syn. 2. pep, dash, verve, vivacity, vitality.
— zipless , adj.
/zip/ , v. , zipped, zipping , n. , adj.
1. to fasten or unfasten with a zipper: Zip your jacket. Zip open the traveling case.
2. to enclose or free by doing up or undoing a zipper: Zip this money into your wallet. Zip me out of my dress.
3. to become fastened or unfastened by means of a zipper: a handy purse that zips shut.
4. to do up or undo a zipper.
5. a zipper.
6. utilizing or having a zipper: a coat with a zip front.
[ 1935-40, Amer.; back formation from ZIPPER ]
/zip/ , n. , v. , zipped, zipping . Slang.
1. zero or nothing: The score of last night's hockey game was 4-zip.
2. (in sports) to defeat by keeping an opponent from scoring: The home team was zipped again yesterday.
[ 1895-1900; Amer.; appar. an expressive word, with z- of ZERO; cf. ZILCH ]
/zip/ , n. , v. , zipped, zipping . Informal.
1. See zip code .
2. to zip-code.
[ by ellipsis ]
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012