American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An animal developed from a fertilized egg.
- n. One of the distinct individuals that join to form a compound or colonial animal; a zooid.
- v. Chiefly Southern U.S. To fly with a humming or buzzing sound.
- First adopted by Herbert Spencer in Principles of Biology (see 1864 quotation): from New Latin zōon, from Ancient Greek ζῷον (zōion, "animal"). (Wiktionary)
- New Latin zōon, from Greek zōion, zōon, living being; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.Probably imitative. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Ahmed Shokeir was verbaasd [ar] toen hij las dat Gamal Mubarak [en], de zoon en verwachte opvolger van de Egyptische president Hosni Mubarak, een van de [...] 30 October 2009, 22: 33 pm”
“The camera used was a 3.5 megapixel cell phone with minimal zoon.”
“The project, dubbed Bhuvan (Sanskrit for Earth), will allow users to zoon in to areas as small as 10 metres wide, compared to the 200 metre wide zoom limit on Google Earth.”
“Moreover some contemporary records as well as subsequent transcriptions sometimes confuse abbreviations of the zoon appellation with abbreviations of middle names, which further obscures individual identities back”
“Put the paper over the table (left-botton corner, into scratch - not zoon it).”
““The human being, by nature, is zoon politikon, a political animal,” he points out.”
“I remember Zoon zoon/cuddle and croon/over the twinkling sea/a moonman fashions a silver net, [something] of moonbeams three.”
“September 3, 2008 at 4:30 am o she surely iz dat! i hav bin tryin tu uplode sum pictoors but eberee tyme, wurdpretzel dus sumfin weird an den it duznt wurk wil trai agin zoon”
“September 2, 2008 at 11:03 pm hopes she comez home zoon!”
“It wood bee hilee apreesheeamated ifn yu cud c yur wai cleer tu render paymunt as zoon as pooseeble.”
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