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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
zip code
zip file
zip tie
▪ These conclusions were gleaned from housing price statistics for Bay Area zip codes.
▪ Values for homes in the majority of Contra Costa County zip codes barely nudged up from their recession lows.
▪ Especially strong was Marin County, where every single zip code bounced back, sometimes in spectacular fashion.
▪ Shivering, she pulled up her anorak zip and turned to the left.
▪ She pulled down the zip of her suit, pulled back the hood and simply sat down on the track.
▪ She rolled on to her side to let him pull down the zip of her dress.
▪ I undo the zip on my jeans.
▪ Bernard looked up and Apricot made a dive to undo his zip.
▪ Spike heads for the toilet-#undoes his zip..
▪ The solution was a watch with a magnetic field strong enough to undo a zip.
be bagged and zip-tied
▪ Sue ordered tickets for three shows, but got zip.
▪ A white towel hung over its back and on the seat rested a brown canvas bag, its zip open.
▪ He may be less than a month shy of turning 41, but his passes still carry plenty of zip.
▪ If you want to join two bags together to make a double, make sure the zips are compatible.
▪ Zips: a double zip which is smooth running with an inner draught baffle.
▪ Zips: the two-way zip is well protected inside with a baffle and has anti-snag webbing along its full length.
▪ She was wearing a top that zipped at the neck.
▪ A Simi Valley reader said her family loves the easy version she shares zipped up with sweet pickle relish.
▪ He zipped himself up, partway.
▪ He passes me on the right, zips in front of me and tailgates the guy ahead of me.
▪ If you're mainly zipping around town or enjoying country lanes, 1.6 litres is all you need.
▪ Perdita was trembling so badly that she could hardly zip up her boots.
▪ Some of these fellas are several screens high, yet they zip around at lightning speed!
▪ The lower internal lining also sports a couple of pockets, one zipped.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Zip \Zip\, v. i. To make, or move with, such a sound.


Zip \Zip\ (z[i^]p), n. [Imitative.] A hissing or sibilant sound such as that made by a flying bullet.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1963, in U.S. postal ZIP code, an acronym for Zone Improvement Plan, no doubt chosen with conscious echo of zip (v.1).


"move rapidly," 1852, of echoic origin. Meaning "close with a zipper" is from 1932. Related: Zipped; zipping.


"zero," 1900, student slang for a grade of zero on a test, etc.; of unknown origin; compare zilch.


"to close or fasten by means of a zipper," 1932, back-formation from zipper (n.). Related: Zipped; zipping; zipless.


"sound of something moving rapidly," 1875, imitative. Zip gun "homemade pistol" first recorded 1950.


Etymology 1 interj. The high-pitched sound of a small object moving rapidly through air. n. 1 The high-pitched sound of a small object moving rapidly through air. 2 Energy; vigor; vim. 3 (context British NZ English) A zip fastener. 4 Zero; nothing. 5 A trip on a zipline. 6 (context computing informal English) A zip file. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To close with a zip fastener. 2 (context transitive figuratively English) To close as if with a zip fastener. 3 (context transitive computing English) To compress (one or more computer files) into a single and often smaller file, especially one in the ZIP format. 4 (context intransitive English) (''followed by a preposition'') To move rapidly (in a specified direction or to a specified place) with a high-pitched sound. 5 (context intransitive colloquial English) (''followed by a preposition'') To move in haste (in a specified direction or to a specified place). 6 (context transitive English) To make (something) move quickly Etymology 2

n. 1 (context US English) Shortened form of ZIP code, the US postal code. 2 (context US English) Any postal code, for any country.

  1. v. close with a zipper; "Zip up your jacket--it's cold" [syn: zip up, zipper] [ant: unzip]

  2. move very fast; "The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed" [syn: travel rapidly, speed, hurry]

  3. [also: zipping, zipped]

  1. n. a quantity of no importance; "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" [syn: nothing, nil, nix, nada, null, aught, cipher, cypher, goose egg, naught, zero, zilch]

  2. a fastener for locking together two toothed edges by means of a sliding tab [syn: slide fastener, zipper, zip-fastener]

  3. [also: zipping, zipped]


Zip, Zips or ZIP may refer to:

  • Zipper or zip, a device for temporarily joining two edges of fabric together
  • ZIP code, the USPS Zone Improvement Plan used in postal addresses in the United States

Žíp is a village and municipality in the Rimavská Sobota District of the Banská Bystrica Region of Slovakia.

Zip (file format)

ZIP is an archive file format that supports lossless data compression. A .ZIP file may contain one or more files or directories that may have been compressed. The .ZIP file format permits a number of compression algorithms, though DEFLATE is the most common. This format was originally created in 1989 by Phil Katz, and was first implemented in PKWARE, Inc.'s PKZIP utility, as a replacement for the previous ARC compression format by Thom Henderson. The .ZIP format is now supported by many software utilities other than PKZIP. Microsoft has included built-in .ZIP support (under the name "compressed folders") in versions of Microsoft Windows since 1998. Apple has included built-in .ZIP support in Mac OS X 10.3 (via BOMArchiveHelper, now Archive Utility) and later. Most free operating systems have built in support for .ZIP in similar manners to Windows and Mac OS X.

.ZIP files generally use the file extensions ".zip" or ".ZIP" and the MIME media type application/zip. ZIP is used as a base file format by many programs, usually under a different name. When navigating a file system via a user interface, graphical icons representing .ZIP files often appear as a document or other object prominently featuring a zipper.

Zip (airline)

Zip was a Canadian discount airline headquartered in Hangar 101 at Calgary International Airport, Calgary, Alberta. It was launched by Air Canada as a no-frills subsidiary in September 2002. It operated a fleet of 12 Boeing 737 aircraft, each painted in a bright, neon colour ( blue, fuchsia, green, and orange) with a single class of service. The subsidiary was headed by former WestJet CEO, Steve Smith.

As a direct competition to Canada's leading low-cost carrier WestJet, Zip flew mostly between the western cities of Abbotsford, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Saskatoon, Regina and Winnipeg.

Zip ceased operations in September 2004 when Air Canada resumed a full schedule on its western routes.

Zip (game)

Zip, sometimes known as "Zip Zap Boing" or "Zip Zap Zop" is a game often used as a theatre preparation exercise and sometimes as an elimination game.

The rules of this game have many variations. The most basic form of the game involves a circle of people sending a "clap" or "impulse" or "ball of energy" to each other in turn, saying the word "zip" each time. Other moves such as "zap" send the clap in different directions.

The game structure is folkloric and has differing rules and names in different places. When used as an elimination game, often the last three remaining are usually considered the winners of the game.

Detailed rules cannot be supplied here as almost every practitioner of the game uses a different set of rules.

Though an example of a set of rules would include actions like "Zoom", "Catch and Roll" and "Reflector".

ZIP (magazine)

Zip is a weekly men's magazine published in the United Kingdom. It was launched on 1 March 2013 as a sister title to Loaded and was published by Blue Publishing for nine issues before being sold to OOHYEAH Publishing. The original owners of Zip launched the title to take on rival titles Zoo and Nuts which are aimed at the same demographic, and contains similar content.

Usage examples of "zip".

Jack Boysenberry zipped up quickly and self-consciously and looked around at the sound of the gnarly, piping voice.

Full of zip and brio, especially the kick-ass Jennifer, they whiz through this story like bright icons who also have surprising depths.

Some of us cannot keep our flies zipped, others remain faithful to one mate till menopause or the Grand Climacteric steps in.

She zipped it up defiantly, brushed out her hair so that it curled on her neck, dug her feet into slippers, caught up the dark grey flannel coat she had bought years ago and which was happily dateless and ran downstairs.

I voice-command the database to retrieve all the potential donors within my zip code who have dibs against both their hearts and livers.

Through the unwashed back window, with cars zipping past them on both sides, Wes and Dreidel sat perfectly still, never panicking or checking over their shoulders.

He wiped the tears from her cheek, then lifted himself from her, zipped his jeans, and dropped back against the footboard, his eyes squeezed shut.

The bike dipped suddenly into the sunken lot, leaving her stomach somewhere in the region of her throat-God, she loved that sensation and zipped out the other side, onto Gaskin Road.

I took off my jazzy zipped jacket and laid it on the floor with my helmet and sat in a light armchair, where he pointed.

They carry knives, clubs, pistols, zip guns, brass knucks, rifles, sawed-off shotguns, bayonets, baseball bats, broken bottles, gasoline bombs, bricks, rocks, bicycle chains .

Perspiration tickling his scalp, Kyte plucked out the magic sunglasses and then zipped the bag shut.

The usher brought the first woman and her bouquet to the leftmost, uppermost tie, and helped her secure the flowers with a racheting plastic zip.

Janny Maggs and Thick Mungo and Stadtsfesser Zeb, Pogo Nadgers and Zip Risky and the Traktiongrad Kid.

The Nanoid carried the small gun that had been making the zipping sounds when fired.

Tikitu listened to the zip, zip, zip of the nappe darts as they sliced through the air.