(noun, verb, interjection)


1. The high-pitched sound of a small object moving rapidly through air.


1. a quantity of no importance

Similar word(s): aught, cipher, cypher, nada, naught, nil, nix, nothing, null, zero, zilch, zippo

Definition categories: quantity

2. a code of letters and digits added to a postal address to aid in the sorting of mail

Similar word(s): postcode

Definition categories: communication, code

3. forceful exertion

- he's full of zip

Similar word(s): energy, vigor, vigour

Definition categories: attribute, force, forcefulness, strength

4. a fastener for locking together two toothed edges by means of a sliding tab

Similar word(s): zipper

Definition categories: man–made, fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast


1. close with a zipper

- Zip up your jacket--it's cold

Similar word(s): zipper

Definition categories: contact, fasten, fix, secure

2. move very fast

- The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed

Similar word(s): hurry, speed

Definition categories: motion, go, locomote, move, travel

Sentences with zip as a verb:

- zip one's lip

- The bullet zipped through the air.

- Zip down to the shops for some milk.