Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A brief sharp hissing sound.
  • n. Energy; vim.
  • n. A zipper.
  • n. Slang Nothing; nil; zero: received zip for money after doing the job for them.
  • intransitive v. To move with a sharp hissing sound.
  • intransitive v. To move or act with a speed that suggests such a sound: The cars zipped by endlessly.
  • intransitive v. To act or proceed swiftly and energetically: zipped through her homework.
  • intransitive v. To become fastened or unfastened by a zipper.
  • transitive v. To give speed and force to.
  • transitive v. To impart life or zest to.
  • transitive v. To fasten or unfasten with a zipper.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The high-pitched sound of a small object moving rapidly through air.
  • n. Energy; vigor; vim
  • n. A zip fastener.
  • n. Zero; nothing
  • n. A trip on a zipline
  • interj. The high-pitched sound of a small object moving rapidly through air.
  • v. To close with a zip fastener.
  • v. To close as if with a zip fastener.
  • v. To compress (one or more computer files) into a single and often smaller file, especially one in the ZIP format.
  • v. (followed by a preposition) To move rapidly (in a specified direction or to a specified place) with a high-pitched sound.
  • v. (followed by a preposition) To move in haste (in a specified direction or to a specified place).
  • v. To make (something) move quickly
  • v. To travel on a zipline.
  • n. Shortened form of ZIP code, the US postal code.
  • n. Any postal code, for any country.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A hissing or sibilant sound such as that made by a flying bullet.
  • intransitive v. To make, or move with, such a sound.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The sound of a bullet passing through the air or striking against an object.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a quantity of no importance
  • v. close with a zipper
  • n. a code of letters and digits added to a postal address to aid in the sorting of mail
  • n. forceful exertion
  • v. move very fast
  • n. a fastener for locking together two toothed edges by means of a sliding tab

Etymologies

Imitative.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Onomatopoeic. (Wiktionary)
From zip code (Wiktionary)

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