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- present participle
nothing, nil, nix, nada, null, aught, cipher, cypher, goose egg, naught, zero, zilch, zip, zippo (noun)
a quantity of no importance
"it looked like nothing I had ever seen before"; "reduced to nil all the work we had done"; "we racked up a pathetic goose egg"; "it was all for naught"; "I didn't hear zilch about it"
ZIP code, ZIP, postcode, postal code (noun)
a code of letters and digits added to a postal address to aid in the sorting of mail
energy, vigor, vigour, zip (noun)
"he plays tennis with great energy"; "he's full of zip"
slide fastener, zip, zipper, zip fastener (verb)
a fastener for locking together two toothed edges by means of a sliding tab
zip up, zipper, zip (verb)
close with a zipper
"Zip up your jacket--it's cold"
travel rapidly, speed, hurry, zip (verb)
move very fast
"The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed"
A common file format for data compression
.ZIP is an archive file format that supports lossless data compression. A .ZIP file may contain one or more files or folders that may have been compressed. The .ZIP file format permits a number of compression algorithms. The format was originally created in 1989 by Phil Katz, and was first implemented in PKWARE's PKZIP utility, as a replacement for the previous ARC compression format by Thom Henderson. The .ZIP format is now supported by many software utilities other than PKZIP. Microsoft has included built-in .ZIP support in versions of Microsoft Windows since 1998. Apple has included built-in .ZIP support in Mac OS X 10.3 and later. Most free operating systems have builtin support for .ZIP in similar manners to Windows and Mac OS X, while also supporting several other formats in a similar manner. .ZIP files generally use the file extensions ".zip" or ".ZIP" and the MIME media type application/zip.ZIP is used as a base file format by many programs, usually under a different name. When navigating a file system via a user interface, graphical icons representing .ZIP files often appear as a document or other object prominently featuring a zipper.