zoo

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See also: Zoo, zôo, zōo, zoo-, -zoo, and zoö-

English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia
Elephants in a zoo

Etymology[edit]

Clipping of zoological garden or zoological park, now the usual form. See zoology.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /zuː/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uː

Noun[edit]

zoo (plural zoos)

  1. A park where live animals are exhibited.
  2. (informal, figuratively) Any place that is wild, crowded, or chaotic.
    The shopping center was a zoo the week before Christmas.
  3. (US, military, slang) The jungle.
    • 2013, E. E. "Doc" Murdock, My Vietnam War (page 152)
      I'm not all that unhappy about being out on an actual patrol, but there's a worried feeling wandering around the back of my mind, not exactly fear, more like a sort of lurking anxiety at being out in the dreaded jungle, the zoo, where the enemy hides.
  4. (slang) A zoophile.
    • 2013, Mark Hawthorne, Bleating Hearts: The Hidden World of Animal Suffering
      Zoophiles, or 'zoos,' are sexually and emotionally attracted to animals, as in a sexual orientation.
    • 2016, Jessica Pierce, Run, Spot, Run: The Ethics of Keeping Pets (page 129)
      Bestiality or zoophilia—whatever we decide to call it—is one of the most pressing issues for all domesticated animals, [] From the scanty research available, the following picture emerges: the majority of zoos are male, though certainly not all; []

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Catalan[edit]

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Noun[edit]

zoo m (plural zoos)

  1. Clipping of zoològic.
    • 2016 November 9, “'Midnight Cowboy'”, in El Periódico[1]:
      O sigui, els sorolls del zoo de demòcrates i republicans.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

zoo f

  1. zoo

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English zoo

Noun[edit]

zoo c (singular definite zooen, plural indefinite zooer)

  1. a zoo, zoological garden

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Probably a borrowing from French zoo. Equivalent to a shortening of zoölogische tuin.

Noun[edit]

zoo m (plural zoos, diminutive zootje n)

  1. (chiefly Belgium) zoo
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Adverb[edit]

zoo

  1. Archaic spelling of zo.

Esperanto[edit]

Esperanto Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Clipping of zoologia ĝardeno.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈzoo]
  • Rhymes: -oo
  • Hyphenation: zo‧o

Noun[edit]

zoo (accusative singular zoon, plural zooj, accusative plural zoojn)

  1. zoo

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

zoo m (plural zoos)

  1. zoo

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): */ˈd͡zɔ.o/
  • Rhymes: -ɔo
  • Hyphenation: zò‧o

Noun[edit]

zoo m (invariable)

  1. zoo

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Malay[edit]

Malay Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia ms

Etymology[edit]

From English zoo.

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Noun[edit]

zoo (Jawi spelling زو‎, plural zoo-zoo, informal 1st possessive zooku, 2nd possessive zoomu, 3rd possessive zoonya)

  1. zoo (park where live animals are exhibited)
    • 2013 February 13, “Gorilla lahirkan anak di zoo Moscow”, in Astro Awani[2]:
      Jurucakap zoo, Elena Mendosa memberitahu pembiakan gorilla di Zoo Moscow merupakan sesuatu yang unik dan berharap proses berkenaan akan berterusan.
      A zoo spokeswoman, Elena Mendosa said that gorilla breeding at the Moscow Zoo is something unique and hoped the process would continue.

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English zoo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈzɔ.ɔ/, (colloquial) /zɔ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔɔ,
  • Syllabification: zo‧o
  • Syllabification: zoo

Noun[edit]

zoo n (indeclinable)

  1. (zoology) zoo (park where live animals are exhibited)
    Synonyms: ogród zoologiczny, (archaic) zoolog

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nouns

Further reading[edit]

  • zoo in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • zoo in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

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Noun[edit]

zoo m (plural zoos)

  1. Clipping of jardim zoológico.
  2. Synonym: (Brazil) zoológico

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

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Verb[edit]

zoo

  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of zoar

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French zoo.

Noun[edit]

zoo n (uncountable)

  1. zoo

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /ˈθoo/, [ˈθo.o]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /ˈsoo/, [ˈso.o]

Noun[edit]

zoo m (plural zoos)

  1. zoo

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Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

zoo n

  1. zoo

Declension[edit]

Declension of zoo 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative zoo zooet zoon zoona
Genitive zoos zooets zoons zoonas

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White Hmong[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hmong-Mien *-ʔrɔŋH (good). Cognate with Iu Mien longx.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

zoo

  1. good

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References[edit]

  • Heimbach, Ernest E. (1979) White Hmong — English Dictionary[3], SEAP Publications, →ISBN.

Yola[edit]

Adverb[edit]

zoo

  1. Alternative form of zo

References[edit]

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, page 82