from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A postal code, especially for addresses served by the US Postal Service, consisting of a five- or nine-figure number.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. any one of a set of numbers assigned by the United States Postal Service to designate a particular postal delivery area. One or more zip codes are assigned to each post office. The numbers initially had five digits (the initial code), indicating state and post office. Later, four more optional digits were added (the expanded code) indicating the box number or delivery route. The full set of nine digits is also referred to as zip + 4. The code is appended in an address to the line bearing the city and state names, as in “Plainfield, NJ 07062”.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a code of letters and digits added to a postal address to aid in the sorting of mail
Just take a peek at one small community zip code 37055 along Eno Road in Dickson County, Tennessee.
Because Ready could look at a map of a four-square-mile area of the city located within its unique zip code, and with a few hours of mind-numbing work, he could isolate a single, distinct house within that zip code using only the house number as an indicator of where it was.
p_zipcode=37055 accessed January 31, 2006, using zip code 37055.
I wanted to investigate any links between my own lightbulbs and blowing the tops off of mountains in Appalachia, so I went to the www.ilovemountains.org website, which allows anyone in the United States to type in a zip code and see which mountains were destroyed for your power.
Then, though he felt sure it would be the case, he checked his map against a map of postal zip codes and confirmed that the neighborhood into which the Alero had disappeared was indeed zoned under the zip code he’d received from Detective Barnes at the hospital.