Definition of "zips" []

  • A fastening device operating by means of two parallel rows of metal or plastic teeth on either side of a closure that are interlocked by a sliding tab (noun)
  • Having or equipped with such a device (noun)
  • A short sharp whizzing sound, as of a passing bullet (noun)
  • Energy; vigour; vitality (noun)
  • Nothing (noun)
  • Nil (noun)
  • To fasten (clothing, a bag, etc) with a zip (verb)
  • To move with a zip (verb)
  • To hurry; rush (verb)
  • To compress (a file) in order to reduce the amount of memory required to store it or to make sending it electronically quicker (verb)
  • Plural form of zip. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "zips" in a sentence
  • "The only thing Wesley paid any attention to was his sergeant telling him that every time they went out on patrol, the zips were the only thing keeping him from coming back."
  • "The name Mazda zips off the tongue, especially if you add that zoom zoom bit."
  • "The intimate setting heightens appreciation of his efforts both as carefully thought-out paintings - against the notion of speed, evoked by his signature vertical "zips" - and also as votive objects in the tradition of religious icons and sacred masks, shields and staffs."