Zoom meaning

zo͝om
To act or proceed swiftly and energetically.

Zoomed through the novel in a day.

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To increase suddenly and dramatically.

Stock prices zoomed in early trading.

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To cause to zoom.
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The act or sound of zooming.
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A zoom lens.
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To make a loud, low-pitched, buzzing or humming sound.
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To move with a zooming sound.
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To move or go quickly or suddenly.
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Zoom is defined as to make or move with a buzzing sound.

An example of zoom is make the sound of a finely tuned car while driving.

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The definition of a zoom is a low humming sound or the act of making this sound.

An example of a zoom is the sound a humming bird makes as it flies.

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Zoom describes a lens with the ability to magnify a subject.

An example of zoom is a Nikon Coolpix L120; a camera with a zoom lens.

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To move rapidly.

Comets that zoom through space.

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To simulate movement rapidly away from or toward a subject using a zoom lens or other optical device.
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(computers) To cause text or other graphics in a window or frame to appear larger on the screen.
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To climb in an airplane suddenly and sharply at an angle greater than normal, using the energy of momentum.
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To rise rapidly.

Prices zoomed.

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To change the focal length of a zoom lens so as to change the apparent distance of the object being viewed.
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To cause to zoom.
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The act of zooming.
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A zooming sound.
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Equipped with or having to do with a zoom lens.

A zoom telescope.

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To change from a close-up view to a distant view (zoom out) or from a distant view to a close-up view (zoom in). An application may provide fixed or variable levels of zoom, and a graphics card may also have built-in zoom capability. All cameras have some zoom capability (see optical zoom and digital zoom).
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A humming noise from something moving very fast.
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A quick ascent.
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A big increase.
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An augmentation of a view as with a lens.
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To move fast with a humming noise.
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To fly an airplane straight up.
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To move rapidly.
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To go up sharply.

Prices zoomed.

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To change the focal length of a zoom lens.
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(used with in or out) To manipulate a display so as to magnify or shrink it.
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Origin of zoom

  • Imitative

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 1892 verb, 1918 noun, 1942 interjection. Originally imitative of a sound.

    From Wiktionary