zoom

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English[edit]

English Wikipedia has articles on:
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Pronunciation[edit]

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

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

zoom (plural zooms)

  1. A humming noise from something moving very fast.
    the zoom of traffic
  2. (figuratively) A quick ascent.
  3. (figuratively) A big increase.
  4. An augmentation of a view, by varying the focal length of a lens, or digitally.
    What's the zoom like on your camera?
Translations[edit]
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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.
    We zoomed along the highway.
    • 1957, Jack Kerouac, On the Road, Viking Press, OCLC 43419454:
      [] and it was strange sitting in their brand-new comfortable car and hearing them talk of exams as we zoomed smoothly into town.
  2. To fly an airplane straight up
  3. To move rapidly.
  4. To go up sharply.
    prices zoomed
  5. (photography) To change the focal length of a zoom lens.
  6. To manipulate a display so as to magnify or shrink it.
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Dutch: zoomen
  • Finnish: zoomata
  • French: zoomer
  • German: zoomen
  • Italian: zoomare
  • Norwegian Bokmål: zoome
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Interjection[edit]

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
    • 1939, Henry Miller, Tropic of Capricorn, Grove Press, published 1962, page 244:
      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 2[edit]

Genericization of the trademark Zoom, a video teleconferencing software.

Verb[edit]

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

  1. To participate in a video teleconferencing call

Noun[edit]

zoom (plural zooms)

  1. A video teleconferencing call.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

zoom m (plural zomen, diminutive zoompje n)

  1. edge, border
  2. hem (border of a cloth that is turned around and stitched)
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Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from English zoom.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

zoom m (plural zooms)

  1. zoom (augmentation of a view)
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Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronunciation 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

zoom

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

Pronunciation 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

zoom

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

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Italian[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed 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]

Borrowed 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)

Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English zoom.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. (photography) zoom

Declension[edit]

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

zoom m (plural zooms)

  1. (photography) zoom