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English noun: zip

1. zip (quantity) a quantity of no importance


SamplesIt 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.


Synonymsaught, cipher, cypher, goose egg, nada, naught, nil, nix, nothing, null, zero, zilch, zippo


Broader (hypernym)relative quantity


Narrower (hyponym)bugger all, Fanny Adams, fuck all, nihil, sweet Fanny Adams

2. ZIP (communication) a code of letters and digits added to a postal address to aid in the sorting of mail


Synonymspostal code, postcode, ZIP code


Broader (hypernym)code


Part meronymaddress, destination, name and address

3. zip (attribute) forceful exertion


SamplesHe plays tennis with great energy.
He's full of zip.


Synonymsenergy, vigor, vigour


Broader (hypernym)force, forcefulness, strength


Narrower (hyponym)athleticism, strenuosity

4. zip (artifact) a fastener for locking together two toothed edges by means of a sliding tab


Synonymsslide fastener, zip fastener, zipper


Broader (hypernym)fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast


Part meronymcardigan, dress, frock, pant, skirt, trouser


English verb: zip

1. zip (contact) close with a zipper


SamplesZip up your jacket--it's cold.


Synonymszip up, zipper


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure


Antonymsunzip

2. zip (motion) move very fast


SamplesThe runner zipped past us at breakneck speed.


Synonymshurry, speed, travel rapidly


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Narrower (hyponym)dart, fleet, flit, flutter, run, whizz, whizz along, zoom, zoom along









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