ZOOM

soar, zoom

(noun) the act of rising upward into the air

soar, soar up, soar upwards, surge, zoom

(verb) rise rapidly; “the dollar soared against the yen”

zoom, zoom along, whizz, whizz along

(verb) move along very quickly

zoom

(verb) move with a low humming noise

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Onomatopoeia. The verb was attested in 1892, noun in 1918 and interjection in 1942.

Noun

zoom (plural zooms)

a humming noise from something moving very fast

a quick ascent

a big increase

an augmentation of a view

by varying the focal length of a lens

by scaling its digital representation

Verb

zoom (third-person singular simple present zooms, present participle zooming, simple past and past participle zoomed)

to move fast with a humming noise

to fly an airplane straight up

to move rapidly

to go up sharply

to change the focal length of a zoom lens

(used with in or out) to manipulate a display so as to magnify or shrink it

Alternative letter-case form of Zoom

Interjection

zoom

Representing a humming sound

Suggesting something moving quickly

Suggesting a sudden change, especially an improvement or an increase

Anagrams

• Mozo, mozo

Verb

Zoom (third-person singular simple present Zooms, present participle Zooming, simple past and past participle Zoomed)

(ambitransitive) To communicate with someone using the Zoom videoconferencing software.

Proper noun

Zoom

(trademark) Videoconferencing software by Zoom Video Communications.

Anagrams

• Mozo, mozo

Source: Wiktionary



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