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NOUN (4)

1. a quantity of no importance;
- Example: "it looked like nothing I had ever seen before"
- Example: "reduced to nil all the work we had done"
- Example: "we racked up a pathetic goose egg"
- Example: "it was all for naught"
- Example: "I didn't hear zilch about it"
[syn: 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;
[syn: ZIP code, ZIP, postcode, postal code]

3. forceful exertion;
- Example: "he plays tennis with great energy"
- Example: "he's full of zip"
[syn: energy, vigor, vigour, zip]

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


VERB (2)

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

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


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Zip \Zip\, v. i. To make, or move with, a sound like a zip[1]. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Zip \Zip\ (z[i^]p), n. [Imitative.] 1. A hissing or sibilant sound such as that made by a flying bullet. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. a quantity of no importance. [informal] Syn: nothing, nihil, nichts, nix, nada, aught, cipher, cypher, goose egg, naught, nil, zero, zilch. [WordNet 1.5] 3. a device for locking together two toothed edges by means of a sliding tab. Syn: slide fastener, zipper, zip-fastener. [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

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" [syn: 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 [syn: ZIP code, ZIP, postcode, postal code] 3: forceful exertion; "he plays tennis with great energy"; "he's full of zip" [syn: energy, vigor, vigour, zip] 4: a fastener for locking together two toothed edges by means of a sliding tab [syn: slide fastener, zip, zipper, zip fastener] v 1: close with a zipper; "Zip up your jacket--it's cold" [syn: zip up, zipper, zip] [ant: unzip] 2: move very fast; "The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed" [syn: travel rapidly, speed, hurry, zip]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

154 Moby Thesaurus words for "zip": aggressiveness, animal spirits, animation, assibilate, assibilation, ball the jack, bang, barrel, bite, boom, bowl along, breeze, breeze along, briskness, brush, bustle, buzz, capersomeness, clip, coltishness, cut along, dash, drive, effervesce, effervescence, effervescing, elan, enterprise, esprit, exuberance, fire, fizz, fizzle, fizzling, fleet, flit, fly, fly low, foot, frication, frictional rustling, friskiness, frolicsomeness, gaiety, gamesomeness, gayness, get-up-and-go, ginger, go fast, gusto, guts, hasten, heartiness, highball, hiss, hissing, hotness, hush, hushing, hustle, initiative, kick, life, lisp, liveliness, make knots, nip, nippiness, outstrip the wind, pep, pepper, pepperiness, piss and vinegar, pizzazz, playfulness, poop, pour it on, punch, push, raciness, relish, rhonchus, rip, rollicksomeness, rompishness, rush, scorch, shush, shushing, sibilance, sibilate, sibilation, siffle, sigmatism, siss, sissing, sizz, sizzle, sizzling, skim, skittishness, snap, snappiness, sneeze, sneezing, sniff, sniffle, snore, snort, snuff, snuffle, speed, spice, spiciness, spirit, spiritedness, spirits, spit, splutter, sportiveness, sprightliness, spunk, sputter, squash, squelch, squish, starch, sternutation, stertor, storm along, sweep, swish, tang, tear along, thrust, thunder along, verve, vigor, vim, vitality, vivacity, waltz, wheeze, whish, whisk, whistle, whistling, white noise, whiz, whoosh, zest, zestfulness, zing, zoom
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

ZIP Zone Information Protocol (AppleTalk)
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

ZIP Zigzag Inline Package (VRAM)
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

zip vt. [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.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

zip zip file zipped zipped file 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. (1996-08-26) 2. Zip Drive. [Jargon File] 3. zip function.