zoom

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

zoom (plural zooms)

  1. a humming noise from something moving very fast
  2. a quick ascent
  3. a big increase
  4. an augmentation of a view by varying the focal length of a lens

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Verb[edit]

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

  1. to move fast with a humming noise
  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

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

zoom m (plural zomen, diminutive zoompje n)

  1. edge, border
  2. border of a cloth that is turned around and stitched
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Verb[edit]

zoom

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

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: zoom

Verb[edit]

zoom

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

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English zoom.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

zoom m (plural zooms)

  1. (photography) zoom

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

zoom

  1. Imperative singular of zoomen.
  2. (colloquial) First-person singular present of zoomen.

Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English zoom.

Noun[edit]

zoom m (invariable)

  1. (photography) zoom

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

zoom

  1. imperative of zoome

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English zoom.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

zoom m (plural zooms)

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

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

zoom m (plural zooms)

  1. (photography) zoom