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"
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
energy, vigor, vigour, zip(noun)
"he plays tennis with great energy"; "he's full of zip"
slide fastener, zip, zipper, zip fastener(verb)
a fastener for locking together two toothed edges by means of a sliding tab
zip up, zipper, zip(verb)
close with a zipper
"Zip up your jacket--it's cold"
travel rapidly, speed, hurry, zip(verb)
move very fast
"The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed"
A common file format for data compression
.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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
zip, n. the ping or sound of a bullet striking anything or whizzing through the air. [Imit.]
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[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.
What does ZIP stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the ZIP acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.
The numerical value of ZIP in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of ZIP in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The town where I grew up has a zip code of E-I-E-I-O.
They zip-tied our hands, they didn't read us our rights, and they searched the car.
He was just this bright light, if you were having a bad day at work or feeling down, he'd interject that dry humor. He'd inject a little zip and you were,' I'm back. I'm good.'.
They wouldn't have expected the old Laura to zip line over alligators, swim with sharks, parasail down waterfalls or any other the other amazing experiences I've had in the last few years.
You can work beyond what you thought were your capabilities, if you have the drive and determination to do so, to be honest, I’m intimidated by the idea of zip lining…but I hope I’ll have the opportunity to try it one day.
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Translations for ZIP
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- codi postalCatalan, Valencian
- PLZ, Postleitzahl, zippen, SchwungGerman
- brío, zumbidoSpanish
- sulkea, viuhahdus, vingahdus, postinumero, kipaista, sinetöidä, viuhina, vilahtaa, vinkuna, viuh, vetoketju, ujeltaa, pakata, virta, zip-koodi, puhtiFinnish
- CAP, zippare, codice di avviamento postale, zip!Italian
- свист, живостьRussian
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