to move quickly or suddenly with a loud humming or buzzing sound:
cars zooming by on the freeway.
to fly an airplane suddenly and sharply upward at great speed for a short distance, as in regaining altitude, clearing an obstacle, or signaling.
Movies, Television. to bring a subject, scene, etc., into closeup or cause it to recede into a long shot using a and while maintaining focus.
Informal. to increase or rise suddenly and sharply:
Rents would zoom without rent control laws.
to cause (an airplane) to zoom.
to fly over (an obstacle) by zooming.
the act or process of zooming.
a zooming sound.
Also called zoom shot. Movies, Television. a shot in which a subject, scene, or action is brought closer or made to recede by the use of a .
zoom in (on),
to bring (a subject, scene, etc.) into closeup by using a zoom lens:
to zoom in for a look at the injured man; to zoom in on a candidate at a political convention.
to examine more closely or in greater detail; focus on:
The panel zoomed in on the subject of abortion.
to make or cause to make a continuous buzzing or humming sound
to move or cause to move with such a sound
(intransitive) to move very rapidly; rush: we zoomed through town
to cause (an aircraft) to climb briefly at an unusually steep angle, or (of an aircraft) to climb in this way
(intransitive) (of prices) to rise rapidly
the sound or act of zooming
See zoom lens
1886, of echoic origin. Gained popularity c.1917 as aviators began to use it; zoom lens is 1936.
zoomer computer A PDA from Casio, based on the GEOS microkernel operating system. (http://biostat.washington.edu/zoomer.html). (http://eit.com/mailinglists/zoomer/resources.html). Usenet newsgroup: news:comp.sys.pen, news:comp.sys.handhelds, news:comp.sys.palmtops. (1995-01-23)
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zooming in on the adjective Like a zoo; nasty; barbaric: It’s been zooey down here. It’s een hecti (1970s+)
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to move quickly or suddenly with a loud humming or buzzing sound: cars zooming by on the freeway. to fly an airplane suddenly and sharply upward at great speed for a short distance, as in regaining altitude, clearing an obstacle, or signaling. Movies, Television. to bring a subject, scene, etc., into closeup or cause it […]
of or relating to a deity or other being conceived of as having the form of an animal. characterized by a highly stylized or conventionalized representation of animal forms. representing or using animal forms. Historical Examples What I have termed the sthetic life-history may occur to the zoomorph at any or all of these stages […]
any of the individuals of a compound organism. any individual, or the individuals collectively, produced from a single egg. . noun (pl) zoa (ˈzəʊə), zoons a less common term for zooid (sense 1) n. 1864, from Greek zoion “animal” (see zoo).