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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
zoom
I.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
shoot/rise/zoom to stardom (=become famous very quickly)
▪ Ellen shot to stardom as a model last year.
zoom lens
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ A fire engine zoomed past us.
▪ The plane zoomed low over the airfield.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ It is possible that this has contributed to the risk of the glider zooming too high just after take off.
▪ The camera zoomed close to show my California license plates.
II.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
lens
▪ Nikon use an optical zoom lens that has a 2.5x range.
▪ One close-up taken with a zoom lens.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
zoom

1886, of echoic origin. Gained popularity c.1917 as aviators began to use it. As a noun from 1917. The photographer's zoom lens is from 1936, from the specific aviation sense of zoom as "to quickly move closer."

Wiktionary
zoom

n. 1 a humming noise from something moving very fast 2 a quick ascent 3 a big increase 4 an augmentation of a view by varying the focus of a lens vb. 1 to move fast with a humming noise 2 to fly an airplane straight up 3 to move rapidly 4 to go up sharply 5 to change the focal length of a zoom lens 6 (''used with zoom in or zoom out'') to manipulate a display so as to magnify or shrink it

WordNet
zoom
  1. v. move along very quickly [syn: zoom along, whizz, whizz along]

  2. move with a low humming noise

  3. rise rapidly; "the dollar soared against the yes" [syn: soar, soar up, soar upwards, surge]

zoom
  1. n. a rapid rise [syn: rapid climb, rapid growth]

  2. the act of rising upward into the air [syn: soar]

Wikipedia
Zoom (1972 TV series)

ZOOM is a half-hour educational television program, created almost entirely by children, which aired on PBS originally from January 9, 1972 to March 24, 1978. It was produced by WGBH-TV in Boston.

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Zoom or ZOOM may refer to:

Zoom (Electric Light Orchestra album)

Zoom is the twelfth studio album by British symphonic rock band Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), released on 12 June 2001 on Epic Records. It was the first official ELO album since 1986's Balance of Power.

Zoom (TV channel)

Zoom is an Indian glamour and entertainment television channel primarily covering Bollywood and based in Mumbai. The channel was launched in September 2004 and caters primarily to urban audiences. It started out as a music/Bollywood/serial channel , but pulled serials quite quickly off the air , within months it was a music+Bollywoood news channel. It would air most hip songs at the time. It got popular amongst youth for airing hot videos like Ghar Jayegi (Baby Doll Hot Ones) and Ek Pardesi Mera Dil Le Gaya (Baby Love Remix).It is a part of The Times Group, one of India's largest media conglomerates. An internet pioneer, it has been available on mobile internet since March 2009. Zoom is available across 60 countries worldwide along with a huge digital presence, making it the one stop shop for everything related to Bollywood.

Zoom (2006 film)

Zoom (also known as Zoom: Academy for Superheroes) is a 2006 American family science fiction superhero action- adventure comedy film based upon the children's book Amazing Adventures from Zoom's Academy by Jason Lethcoe. Directed by Peter Hewitt, the film stars Tim Allen, Kate Mara, Spencer Breslin, Michael Cassidy, Kevin Zegers, Courteney Cox, Chevy Chase, Ryan Newman, and Rip Torn. It was written by Adam Rifkin and David Berenbaum. It was theatrically released on August 8, 2006 by Columbia Pictures. The film received negative reviews from critics, earned $12.5 million on a $35 million budget and was a box office bomb. Zoom was nominated for one Razzie Award, Worst Actor for Tim Allen (also nominated for The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause and The Shaggy Dog), but he lost to Marlon and Shawn Wayans for Little Man. Zoom was released on DVD on February 13, 2007 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Zoom (Dr. Dre song)

"Zoom" is a single by American rappers Dr. Dre and LL Cool J, recorded for and taken from the soundtrack to the film Bulworth.

Zoom (Fat Larry's Band song)

"Zoom" is an R&B song by American band Fat Larry's Band released as the fourth single from their fifth studio album, Breakin' Out (1982).

The song was a commercial hit in the United Kingdom, peaking at #2 on the UK Singles Chart. It remains one of the group's best-known songs.

The song was featured in the popular British sitcom Only Fools And Horses 1982 Christmas Special episode " Diamonds Are For Heather". It was played during a montage where Del Boy courts Heather and takes her around famous London landmarks. Note 1

Zoom (1999 TV series)

Zoom is an American television program for ages eight and up, created almost entirely by children. It originally aired on PBS from January 4, 1999 to May 6, 2005. It was a remake of a 1972 TV series by the same name. Both versions were produced by WGBH-TV in Boston. Reruns were aired until around early 2007. Zoom also aired on Discovery Kids in Canada.

Zoom (Lil Boosie song)

"Zoom" is a single from American rapper Lil Boosie. It is the first single from his album, Bad Azz. The song features Yung Joc, and is written by J. "Mouse" Allen, J. Robinson, and T. Hatch. The single debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 78 after spending several weeks under the top 100. It peaked at number 25 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and 14 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart. The video had heavy rotation on BET and had been on 106 & Park peaking at number 1 on the top 10 chart. The video featured Yung Joc's dance "The Joc-In".

The beat of this song was used by Lil Wayne on Da Drought 3 titled "Boom", Chamillionaire also used the beat on Mixtape Messiah 2 with his version, "International Money".

Zoom (The Knack album)

Zoom an album released by The Knack in 1998. It marked a second attempted comeback by The Knack, after their first attempt in 1991 with Serious Fun fizzled. Terry Bozzio served as the drummer on the album in place of The Knack's original drummer Bruce Gary. The album received positive reviews, including one that described it as the The Knack's best effort since their debut album. The album was re-released several years later as Re-Zoom with three bonus tracks.

Zoom (company)

is a Japanese video game company based in Sapporo, Japan.

Zoom (dance music group)

Zoom were a Eurodance group formed in Denmark. Their top hit was " Words", a cover version of the 1982 song by F.R. David. It reached number 7 in Denmark.

ZOOM (Israel)

ZOOM is an Israeli kids cable television channel. It launched on December 2, 2012 ( HOT) and launched on June 3, 2013 ( Yes). It is owned by Imagine Media.

Zoom (TV channel, Ukraine)

Zoom — the new Ukrainian youth entertainment channel. TV channel began broadcasting June 1, 2013 at a frequency channel MTV Ukraine

Broadcast is only in Ukrainian. The channel can be received in the territory of Ukraine in a network of digital terrestrial television DVB-T2 (nationwide multiplex MX-2), and also in the package of cable television, where Zoom, under the relevant contracts and licenses, replaced MTV Ukraine. Abroad, the channel reception is possible with the satellite Amos-3.

Category:Television stations in Ukraine Category:Ukrainian brands Category:Television channels and stations established in 2013

Zoom (Rachid Taha album)

Zoom is the ninth studio album by French– Algerian singer Rachid Taha. It was released by Wrasse Records on 2 April 2013. It was produced by guitarist Justin Adams, with featured guests Mick Jones and Brian Eno. Jones also toured with Rachid Taha as part of the Zoom project.

" Now or Never" (words & music by Aaron Schroeder & Wally Gold and previously recorded by Elvis Presley) features Jeanne Added singing in English. The video clip was directed by Marc-Antoine Serra and was shot in Naples. A video clip was also made for "Voilà, Voilà".

Zoom (2016 film)

Zoom is a 2016 Indian Kannada romantic comedy film directed by Prashant Raj starring Ganesh and Radhika Pandit in the lead roles. The supporting cast features Dev Gill, Sadhu Kokila and Kashinath. The music is scored by S. Thaman and cinematography is by Santhosh Rai Pathaje. The film released on 1 July 2016 across Karnataka and other countries. Upon release, the film faced criticism for its adulterated comedy and also for its plot copying from decades old Hollywood classic Lover Come Back (1961).

Zoom (2015 film)

Zoom is a 2015 Canadian and Brazilian film directed by Pedro Morelli, starring Gael Garcia Bernal, Alison Pill and Mariana Ximenes. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Usage examples of "zoom".

I zoomed up to Safeway and got some Acetaminophen suppositories, to lower the temperature.

Bolex R32 digital recorder and BTL meters and lenses, including a bitching Angenieux zoom O.

Harry called to Coote as he zoomed past, but Coote, grinning broadly, chose to aim the next Bludger at Harper instead, who was just passing Harry in the opposite direction.

They seemed to have woken up now, and as his team scored their fourth goal, still holding the English team to one-hundred, Harry was somewhat shocked to feel a jolt as a Bludger collided with his broom twigs, making him fly crazily for a moment until he grasped the handle with determination and zoomed straight up, to shake the wobbles out of it.

Some were zooming towards the cuttles, but others were homing in on the curios crowding the aft.

Air shuttles full of visitors zoomed this way and that, dodging herds of winged lizards and flocks of blue-winged gibbit birds.

A frame zoomed on one of the attitude jets, a gauzy glittering net molded magnetically into a hyperboloid of rotation with a line of white fire running down the axis.

Wally peered through the zoom, it all rushed back as if he were looking at a kinescope through a time warp.

As Wally peered through the zoom, it all rushed back as if he were looking at a kinescope through a time warp.

As they zoomed back toward Omicron, though, Fortier announced several more small ships coming up to intercept them.

Nieh zoomed toward him, cutting off another fellow with a pedicab whom he might also have been calling.

Don wondered if any of his neighbors were watching them through their windows, or zooming in on them with their security cameras: the robot and the rollback, two miracles of modern science, marching along, side by side.

With me at the wheel, Josie Mankiewicz, Jane Fonda, and Jill Senary spent the better part of July and August zooming around Los Angeles on the trail of Marion Brando.

Toby had zoomed in on the bookcase immediately, but he was able to carry on a small-talk conversation with Sooly while reading.

A tree diagram begins to grow from the bottom left corner of the wall, recurving and recomplicating as it climbs toward the top right, zooming and fracturing into taxonomic fault lines.