from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To make a continuous low-pitched buzzing or humming sound.
- intransitive v. To move while making such a sound.
- intransitive v. To climb suddenly and sharply. Used of an airplane.
- intransitive v. To move about rapidly; swoop.
- intransitive v. To simulate movement rapidly away from or toward a subject using a zoom lens.
- intransitive v. Computer Science To cause text or other graphics in a window or frame to appear larger on the screen.
- transitive v. To cause to zoom.
- n. The act or sound of zooming.
- n. A zoom lens.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a humming noise from something moving very fast
- n. a quick ascent
- n. a big increase
- n. an augmentation of a view as with a lens
- v. to move fast with a humming noise
- v. to fly an airplane straight up
- v. to move rapidly
- v. to go up sharply
- v. to change the focal length of a zoom lens
- v. to manipulate a display so as to magnify or shrink it
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. rise rapidly
- n. the act of rising upward into the air
- v. move with a low humming noise
- v. move along very quickly
- n. a rapid rise
Imitative.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
1892 verb, 1918 noun, 1942 interjection. Originally imitative of a sound. (Wiktionary)