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Definition 1: a fastener for locking together two toothed edges by means of a sliding tab - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for zip in the sense of this definition

(zip is a kind of ...) restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place

(... is part of zip) knitted jacket that is fastened up the front with buttons or a zipper

(... is part of zip) a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice

(... is part of zip) a garment hanging from the waist; worn mainly by girls and women

(... is part of zip) (usually in the plural) a garment extending from the waist to the knee or ankle, covering each leg separately

"he had a sharp crease in his trousers"

Definition 2: forceful exertion - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where zip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he plays tennis with great energy
  • he's full of zip

Synonyms for zip in the sense of this definition

(zip is a kind of ...) physical energy or intensity

"he hit with all the force he could muster" "it was destroyed by the strength of the gale" "a government has not the vitality and forcefulness of a living man"

(... is a kind of zip ) intense energy

"his music is characterized by a happy athleticism"

Definition 3: a code of letters and digits added to a postal address to aid in the sorting of mail - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for zip in the sense of this definition

(zip is a kind of ...) a coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy

(... is part of zip) written directions for finding some location; written on letters or packages that are to be delivered to that location

Definition 4: a quantity of no importance - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where zip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for zip in the sense of this definition

(zip is a kind of ...) a quantity relative to some purpose

(... is a kind of zip ) (Latin) nil; nothing (as used by a sheriff after an unsuccessful effort to serve a writ)

"nihil habet"

(... is a kind of zip ) little or nothing at all

"I asked for a raise and they gave me bugger-all" "I know sweet Fanny Adams about surgery"

Definition 5: close with a zipper - [verb of contact]

Samples where zip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Zip up your jacket--it's cold

Synonyms for zip in the sense of this definition

(zip is a kind of ...) cause to be firmly attached

"fasten the lock onto the door" "she fixed her gaze on the man"

Definition 6: move very fast - [verb of motion]

Samples where zip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed

Synonyms for zip in the sense of this definition

(zip is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of zip ) move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart

"The hummingbird flitted among the branches"

(... is a kind of zip ) move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time

"Don't run--you'll be out of breath" "The children ran to the store"

(... is a kind of zip ) move along very quickly

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