See also: Zoom

EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: zōōm, IPA(key): /zuːm/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uːm

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

zoom (plural zooms)

  1. a humming noise from something moving very fast
    the zoom of traffic
  2. a quick ascent
  3. a big increase
  4. an augmentation of a view
    1. by varying the focal length of a lens
    2. by scaling its digital representation
    What's the zoom like on your camera?
TranslationsEdit
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VerbEdit

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

  1. to move fast with a humming noise
    We zoomed along the highway.
  2. to fly an airplane straight up
  3. to move rapidly
  4. to go up sharply
    prices zoomed
  5. to change the focal length of a zoom lens
  6. (used with in or out) to manipulate a display so as to magnify or shrink it
  7. Alternative letter-case form of Zoom
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Dutch: zoomen
  • Finnish: zoomata
  • French: zoomer
  • German: zoomen
  • Italian: zoomare
  • Norwegian Bokmål: zoome
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InterjectionEdit

zoom

  1. Representing a humming sound
    • 1918, Annie Vivanti Chartres, The Outrage, page 196:
      Makowsky was playing the Bassgeige. Zoom... zoom-zoom.... The rest of the orchestra would join in presently.
  2. Suggesting something moving quickly
    • 1961, Henry Miller, Tropic of Capricorn, page 225:
      I would dance a few light fantastic steps to show which way the wind lay, and zoom! Like a breeze I was on the piano stool and doing a velocity exercise.
  3. Suggesting a sudden change, especially an improvement or an increase

Etymology 2Edit

Genericization of the trademark Zoom, a video teleconferencing software.

VerbEdit

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

  1. To participate in a video teleconferencing call

NounEdit

zoom (plural zooms)

  1. A video teleconferencing call.

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AnagramsEdit


DutchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch sôom, from Old Dutch *sōm, from Proto-West Germanic *saum, from Proto-Germanic *saumaz (that which is sewn).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

zoom m (plural zomen, diminutive zoompje n)

  1. edge, border
  2. hem (border of a cloth that is turned around and stitched)
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from English zoom.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /zuːm/
  • Hyphenation: zoom

NounEdit

zoom m (plural zooms)

  1. zoom (augmentation of a view)
Related termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

Pronunciation 1Edit

VerbEdit

zoom

  1. first-person singular present indicative of zomen
  2. imperative of zomen

Pronunciation 2Edit

VerbEdit

zoom

  1. first-person singular present indicative of zoomen
  2. imperative of zoomen

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English zoom.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

zoom m (plural zooms)

  1. (photography) zoom

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit


GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

zoom

  1. singular imperative of zoomen
  2. (colloquial) first-person singular present of zoomen

ItalianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English zoom.

NounEdit

zoom m (invariable)

  1. (photography) zoom

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

VerbEdit

zoom

  1. imperative of zoome

PortugueseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English zoom.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

zoom m (plural zooms)

  1. zoom (augmentation of an image)
  2. (photography) zoom lens (lens whose focal length can be rapidly changed)

SlovakEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English zoom.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

zoom m (genitive singular zoomu, declension pattern of dub)

  1. (photography) zoom

DeclensionEdit

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SpanishEdit

NounEdit

zoom m (plural zooms)

  1. (photography) zoom