Meaning of ZIP in English


zip 1

/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.

v.t. Informal.

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.

zip 2

— 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 3

/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 4

/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 .