Zoom

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

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

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To communicate with someone using the Zoom videoconferencing software.
    • 2018 February 20, Adrienne So, “Sitting in on Remote Meetings? Working at a Standing Desk? Follow These Tips.”, in Wired[1]:
      Whether you’re Zooming it in or not sitting down on the job, here’s how to do it right.
    • 2020 April 26, Robert Reich, “Covid-19 pandemic shines a light on a new kind of class divide and its inequalities”, in The Guardian[2]:
      These are professional, managerial, and technical workers – an estimated 35% of the workforce – who are putting in long hours at their laptops, Zooming into conferences, scanning electronic documents, and collecting about the same pay as before the crisis.
  2. (by extension) Alternative form of zoom; To communicate using video teleconferencing.

Noun[edit]

Zoom (plural Zooms)

  1. A video conference using Zoom Video Communications.
    I have two Zooms tomorrow: one in the morning and another at noon.
  2. (by extension) Alternative form of zoom; A video teleconference call.

Proper noun[edit]

Zoom

  1. (trademark) Videoconferencing software by Zoom Video Communications.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

  • (Gelderland) First attested as De Zoom in 1868. Derived from zoom (edge, seam). See also Dutch Low Saxon Zeum.
  • (Flevoland) Derived from zoom (edge, seam).

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Proper noun[edit]

Zoom n

  1. A hamlet in Nunspeet, Gelderland, Netherlands.
  2. A neighbourhood of Lelystad, Flevoland, Netherlands.

References[edit]

  • van Berkel, Gerard; Samplonius, Kees (2018), “zoom”, in Nederlandse plaatsnamen verklaard (in Dutch), Mijnbestseller.nl, →ISBN

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English zoom.

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Noun[edit]

Zoom m (strong, genitive Zooms, no plural)

  1. (photography, film) zoom, augmentation of a view as with a camera lens

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