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Definition of "zoom" [zoom]

  • To make a continuous low-pitched buzzing or humming sound. (verb-intransitive)
  • To move while making such a sound. (verb-intransitive)
  • To climb suddenly and sharply. Used of an airplane. (verb-intransitive)
  • To move about rapidly; swoop. (verb-intransitive)
  • To simulate movement rapidly away from or toward a subject using a zoom lens. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "zoom" in a sentence
  • "Gulp catches all species had a lot of succes with the minnow zoom is great for smallmouth the fluke and lizard"
  • "The super zoom is a camera slightly larger than a point and shoot."
  • "The zoom is WAY better, and it now has a roll button for quick mode changes."