Definitions for ZIPzɪp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ZIPzɪp(n.)

  1. a format for compressing electronic files for efficient storage and transfer.

Origin of ZIP:

1985–90

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nothing, nil, nix, nada, null, aught, cipher, cypher, goose egg, naught, zero, zilch, zip, zippo(noun)

    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"

  2. ZIP code, ZIP, postcode, postal code(noun)

    a code of letters and digits added to a postal address to aid in the sorting of mail

  3. energy, vigor, vigour, zip(noun)

    forceful exertion

    "he plays tennis with great energy"; "he's full of zip"

  4. slide fastener, zip, zipper, zip fastener(verb)

    a fastener for locking together two toothed edges by means of a sliding tab

  5. zip up, zipper, zip(verb)

    close with a zipper

    "Zip up your jacket--it's cold"

  6. travel rapidly, speed, hurry, zip(verb)

    move very fast

    "The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. zip(verb)ˈɪp

    to fasten with a zipper

    Zip up your pants.

  2. zipˈɪp

    to move somewhere very quickly

    We zipped along the sidewalk on our skateboards.

  3. zip(noun)ˈɪp

    a zip code

    ***address and zip

  4. zipˈɪp

    zipper

    ***Do up your zip.

Wiktionary

  1. ZIP(Noun)

    A common file format for data compression

  2. Origin: Onomatopoeic.

Freebase

  1. Zip

    .ZIP is an archive file format that supports lossless data compression. A .ZIP file may contain one or more files or folders that may have been compressed. The .ZIP file format permits a number of compression algorithms. The format was originally created in 1989 by Phil Katz, and was first implemented in PKWARE'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 in versions of Microsoft Windows since 1998. Apple has included built-in .ZIP support in Mac OS X 10.3 and later. Most free operating systems have builtin support for .ZIP in similar manners to Windows and Mac OS X, while also supporting several other formats in a similar manner. .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.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. zip

    [primarily MS-DOS/Windows] To create a compressed archive from a group of files using PKWare's PKZIP or a compatible archiver. Its use is spreading now that portable implementations of the algorithm have been written. Commonly used as follows: “I'll zip it up and send it to you.” See tar and feather.


Translations for ZIP

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

zip(noun)

(alsoˈzipper ) a zip fastener.

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