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Definition of "zoon" []

  • An animal developed from a fertilized egg. (noun)
  • One of the distinct individuals that join to form a compound or colonial animal; a zooid. (noun)
  • Chiefly Southern U.S. To fly with a humming or buzzing sound. (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 "zoon" in a sentence
  • "Ahmed Shokeir was verbaasd [ar] toen hij las dat Gamal Mubarak [en], de zoon en verwachte opvolger van de Egyptische president Hosni Mubarak, een van de [...] 30 October 2009, 22: 33 pm"
  • "The camera used was a 3.5 megapixel cell phone with minimal zoon."
  • "The project, dubbed Bhuvan (Sanskrit for Earth), will allow users to zoon in to areas as small as 10 metres wide, compared to the 200 metre wide zoom limit on Google Earth."