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English Dictionary: ZIP by the DICT Development Group
5 results for ZIP
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
zip
n
  1. 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"
    Synonym(s): nothing, nil, nix, nada, null, aught, cipher, cypher, goose egg, naught, zero, zilch, zip, zippo
  2. a code of letters and digits added to a postal address to aid in the sorting of mail
    Synonym(s): ZIP code, ZIP, postcode, postal code
  3. forceful exertion; "he plays tennis with great energy"; "he's full of zip"
    Synonym(s): energy, vigor, vigour, zip
  4. a fastener for locking together two toothed edges by means of a sliding tab
    Synonym(s): slide fastener, zip, zipper, zip fastener
v
  1. close with a zipper; "Zip up your jacket--it's cold" [syn: zip up, zipper, zip]
    Antonym(s): unzip
  2. move very fast; "The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed"
    Synonym(s): travel rapidly, speed, hurry, zip
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Zip \Zip\, n. [Imitative.]
      A hissing or sibilant sound such as that made by a flying
      bullet.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Zip \Zip\, v. i.
      To make, or move with, such a sound.

From Jargon File (4.2.0, 31 JAN 2000) [jargon]:
   zip vt.   [primarily MS-DOS] 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}.
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   zip
  
      1. To create a compressed
      {archive} (a "zip file") from one or more files using
      {PKWare}'s {PKZIP} or a compatible {archiver}.   Its use is
      spreading from {MS-DOS} now that portable implementations of
      the {algorithm} have been written.
  
      zip is also the name of a {Unix} archiving utility compatible
      with {PKZIP}.   {unzip} is the corresponding de-archiver.
  
      See also {gzip}, {tar and feather}.
  
      2. {Zip Drive}.
  
      [{Jargon File}]
  
      (1996-08-26)
  
  
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