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Definition of the noun zoom

What does zoom mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: zooms

  1. a rapid rise
  2. the act of rising upward into the air
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of zoom: soar
    • more generic words: ascending / ascension / ascent / rise = the act of changing location in an upward direction

Alternative definition of the noun zoom


  1. a humming noise from something moving very fast
  2. a quick ascent
  3. a big increase
  4. an augmentation of a view as with a lens

Definition of the verb zoom

What does zoom mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: zoomed | zooming | zooms

  1. move along very quickly
  2. move with a low humming noise
  3. rise rapidly

Alternative definition of the verb zoom


  1. to move fast with a humming noise
  2. to fly an airplane straight up
  3. to move rapidly
  4. to go up sharply
  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


"Zoom" is a 2006 American comedy superhero film. It is based upon the children's book Amazing Adventures from Zoom's Academy by Jason Lethcoe. Directed by Peter Hewitt, the film stars Tim Allen, Kate Mara, Spencer Breslin, Michael Cassidy, Kevin Zegers, Courteney Cox Arquette, Chevy Chase, Ryan Newman, and Rip Torn.


"Zoom" a.k.a. "Zoom!" is a puzzle game developed/released by Discovery Software in 1988. It features a 3D-like board the player moves around on. Up to two players may play simultaneously. Not to be confused with Zzoom. A port was released by Sega for the Genesis in 1989.

  • also known as ズーム!
  • genres: Puzzle game, Action game, Strategy video game
  • publisher: Sega
  • released in (27 years ago)


Zoom is a fictional comic book supervillain from the DC Comics universe. He is primarily associated with the superhero Wally West, the third Flash and is the third of the Reverse-Flashes. As Hunter Zolomon, he first appeared in The Flash: Secret Files & Origins #3 and was created by Geoff Johns and Scott Kolins.


  1. "Zoom" is the twelfth and final studio album by British symphonic rock band Electric Light Orchestra, released on 12 June 2001 on Epic Records. It was the first official ELO album since 1986's Balance of Power.
  2. "Zoom" a.k.a. "Commodores": Commodores is the self-titled fifth studio album by the Commodores, released in 1977. The album spent eight weeks at the top of the R&B/soul albums chart, the second of their albums to do so, and was their first Top 5 pop album.
  3. "Zoom" an album released by The Knack in 1998. It marked a second attempted comeback by The Knack, after their first attempt in 1991 with Serious Fun fizzled. Terry Bozzio served as the drummer on the album in place of The Knack's original drummer Bruce Gary. The album received positive reviews, including one that described it as the The Knack's best effort since their debut album. The album was re-released several years later as Re-Zoom with three bonus tracks.
  4. "Zoom" is a single from American rapper Lil Boosie. It is the first single from his album, Bad Azz. The song features Yung Joc, and is written by J. "Mouse" Allen, J. Robinson, and T. Hatch. The single debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 78 after spending several weeks under the top 100. It peaked at number 25 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and 14 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart. The video had heavy rotation on BET and had been on 106 & Park peaking at number 1 on the top 10 chart. The video featured Yung Joc's dance "The Joc-In".
  5. "Zoom" is an R&B song by American band Fat Larry's Band released as the fourth single from their fifth studio album, Breakin' Out.
  6. "Zoom" is a single by American rappers Dr. Dre and LL Cool J, recorded for and taken from the soundtrack to the film Bulworth.
  7. "Zoom" is the ninth studio album by French–Algerian singer Rachid Taha. It was released by Wrasse Records on 2 April 2013. It was produced by guitarist Justin Adams, with featured guests Mick Jones and Brian Eno. Jones also toured with Rachid Taha as part of the Zoom project.
  8. "Zoom" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  9. "Zoom" is a 1998 single by LL Cool J and Dr. Dre.
  10. "Zoom" is a composition.
  11. "ZOOM" is a musical album of pocketLife.
    • released on
  12. "Zoom" is a musical single of Damon Wilber.
    • released in (15 years ago)
  13. "Zoom" is a musical album of Mafalda Veiga.
    • released on
  14. "Zoom" is a musical single of Last Dinosaurs.
    • released in (4 years ago)
  15. "Zoom" is a composition.


  1. Zoom a.k.a. Phil Campbell: Philip Anthony Campbell is a Welsh musician, who is the lead guitarist of the legendary British heavy metal band Motörhead, and a former band member of Persian Risk.
  2. Zoom a.k.a. Sasse is the stage name used by Finnish electronic music producer Klas Lindblad. Based out of Berlin, Germany since 1999, Lindblad has also recorded under the monikers Freestyle Man, Cocamoto Exclusivo, Morris Brown, Sassomatic, Thirsty Monk and Winston Fletcher. He was also a member of electronic act Mr. Negative. Sasse's base-genre falls into the IDM category but also incorporates the styles of house music, electro, techno, Giorgio Moroder-influenced disco and Italo disco.

There are other people with in their name, like Zoom Zoom and Billy Zoom.


  1. Zoom were a Eurodance group formed in Denmark. Their top hit was "Words", a cover version of the 1982 song by F.R. David. It reached number 7 in Denmark.
  2. Zoom is a musical group.
    • albums: "Saturday, Saturday Night"
  3. Zoom is a musical group.
    • album: "Helium Octipede"
  4. Zoom is a musical group.
    • album: "This Must Be Love"

There are other groups with in their name, like Zoom Club.


  1. Zoom a.k.a. Zoom Airlines Inc. was a Canadian low-fare scheduled transatlantic airline with its headquarters in the Place Bell Canada building in Ottawa, Ontario. Zoom operated year-round scheduled services to Europe, as well as charter services to South America, Caribbean, and Southern United States destinations with Canadian tour operators.
  2. Zoom a.k.a. ZOOM Inc. is a Japanese video game company based in Sapporo, Japan.


  1. Zoom is an Indian glamour and entertainment television channel primarily covering Bollywood and based in Mumbai. The channel was launched in September 2004 and caters primarily to urban audiences. It is a part of The Times Group, one of India's largest media conglomerates. It has also been available on mobile internet since March 2009. The channel has faced and created some controversies where there are videos that claim stories without giving any proof and thus having celebrities pressed charges against them.
  2. Zoom: In computing, a zooming user interface or zoomable user interface is a graphical environment where users can change the scale of the viewed area in order to see more detail or less, and browse through different documents. A ZUI is a type of graphical user interface. Information elements appear directly on an infinite virtual desktop, instead of in windows. Users can pan across the virtual surface in two dimensions and zoom into objects of interest. For example, as you zoom into a text object it may be represented as a small dot, then a thumbnail of a page of text, then a full-sized page and finally a magnified view of the page.
    • also known as Simple Zoom, Zooming User Interface, Zooming
  3. ZOOM is an Israeli kids cable television channel. It launched on December 2, 2012 and is owned by Imagine Media.
  4. Zoom is a Bostonian half-hour educational television program, created almost entirely by children, which aired on PBS originally from January 3, 1972 to March 24, 1978. This was produced by WGBH-TV in Boston.
  5. Zoom is an American television program for ages eight and up, created almost entirely by children. It originally aired on PBS from January 4, 1999 to June 24, 2005. It was a remake of a 1972 TV series by the same name. Both versions were produced by WGBH-TV in Boston. Reruns were aired until around early 2007.
  6. Zoom — the new Ukrainian youth entertainment channel.
  7. Zoom is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.

Phrases with Zoom

  1. zoom in
  2. Zoom Box
  3. Zoom Out
  4. zoom lens
  5. zoom along

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Zoom

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Google previewComputer Vision and Graphics (2014)

International Conference, ICCVG 2014, Warsaw, Poland, September 15-17, 2014, Proceedings by Leszek J. Chmielewski, Ryszard Kozera, Bok-Suk Shin, Konrad Wojciechowski

Digital zoom is the process of coming up with a reasonable approximation of what color a pixel might have been, had it been actually captured. Various algorithms [5] [6] have been developed so as to do precisely that. While some algorithms ...

Google previewDigital Photography All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies (2006)

by David D. Busch

Usually, optical zoom is the specification mentioned first in the camera's list of features.

Google previewCongressional Record (1973)

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

ZOOM is a distinctive program because it is written and performed by children aged 7 to 12 for children of that same age group.

ZOOM is the second most popular of all public television shows, according to Henry Loomis, president of the ...

Google previewTravel and Street Photography (2014)

From Snapshots to Great Shots by John Batdorff

Another very common and excellent wide-angle zoom is the 16-35mm, or similar focal lengths. This is the ...

Google previewMy iPad (Covers iOS 8 on all models of iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad 3rd/4th generation, and iPad 2) (2014)

by Gary Rosenzweig

Perspective Zoom is an option that appears when you choose one of Apple's stills or your own photo. When it is on, the image is slightly enlarged and seems to sit in a 3D space below your lock screen text or home screen icons. As you move ...

Google previewSonography Principles and Instruments - E-Book (2014)

by Frederick W. Kremkau

Write zoom is a preprocessing ...

Google previewPractical Computing (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Digital zoom is a method of decreasing (narrowing) the apparent angle of view of a digital photographic or video image. Digital zoom is accomplished by cropping an image down to a centered area with the same aspect ratio as the original, ...

Google previewCinematography: Theory and Practice (2016)

Image Making for Cinematographers and Directors by Blain Brown

Hiding a zoom is an art—the zoom may be combined with a slight lateral camera move, a dolly move, a slight pan, or with a move by the actors so that it is unnoticeable. 15.4. An (above, O'Connor fluid head, in this case supporting an Arri ...

Google previewOpenLayers 3 : Beginner's Guide (2015)

by Thomas Gratier, Paul Spencer, Erik Hazzard

The zoom is a way to ...

Google previewCompTIA Strata Study Guide Authorized Courseware (2011)

Exams FC0-U41, FC0-U11, and FC0-U21 by Andrew Smith, Faithe Wempen

Digital zoom is a simulation of zooming by adding extra pixels (interpolating). D. A local area network (LAN) is a network where the computers are co-located. A WAN is a wide area network. A MAN is a metropolitan area network. SAN is a ...

Google previewDictionary of Information Technology (1982)

by Dennis Longley, Martin Shain

ZI See zoom in. zigzag book In printing, a book made as a continuous, concertina fold usually printed on one side only. See concertina fold. zigzag folding See accordion fold. zincograph In printing, a letterpress line plate made of zinc.

Google previewThe Adobe Photoshop CS4 Dictionary (2009)

The A to Z Desktop Reference of Photoshop by Philip Andrews

Menu: View > Zoom In Shortcut: Ctrl/Cmd + Version: CS3, CS4 New for Photoshop CS3/CS4 is the ability to zoom in to a magnification of 3200%. At this level the pixels that make up even a high resolution image like the example are clearly ...

Google previewBlumenfeld's Dictionary of Acting and Show Business (2009)

by Robert Blumenfeld

zoom out clown (and, later, crazy or odd). The head was often a caricature of the jester who carried it. zarzuela (sahr sway' lah) «. [Spanish; fr. the name of a hunting lodge near Madrid, Palacio de la Zarzuela (pah lah' ///ee o theh lah f//ahr ...

Google previewCommunications Standard Dictionary (2012)

by Martin Weik

Zoom in of moving away from the object because the optical angle of intercept required to place the image of the object on the retina is decreased. See also image, object, zoom in. zoom in: In display systems, the creating of a larger image of ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Photography (2008)

The Professional's Guide to Terms and Techniques for Film and Digital Imaging by Barbara A Lynch-Johnt, Michelle Perkins

zoom lens. Alens with a variable focal length. See also variable aperture zoom lens and ...

Google previewPatrick-Turner's Industrial Automation Dictionary (1996)

by Clarence T. Jones, S. Percy Jones

ZOOM LENS zoom: To enlarge or reduce the size of an image, may be performed electronically or optically. zoom back: In display systems, the act or process of creating a smaller image of an object, thus giving the appearance of moving away ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

ZOOM, a river of Holland, in the dcp. of the Dorornel and Scheldt, and ci-devant produce of Dutch Brabant, which...

Zoom, Bergen op, or Berg op, a ci-devant territory and marquisate of the late United Provinces, in Dutch Brabant, now included ...

Google previewThe Drama Dictionary (1998)

by Terry Hodgson

Zoom. Cinematic device which allows rapid amplification or diminution of the object under the camera lens. To 'zoom in' means to move towards; to 'zoom out' ...

Google previewA Dictionary of M?ori Computer Related Terms (2006)

English - M?ori

z zoom out topa atu (msoft) zip kōtui, wherawheratia (moodle) A data compression format. Files that have been compressed with the ZIP format are called ZIP files and usually end with.ZIP. zoom out whakaiti (Mandrake) zip code waehere ...

Google previewBKSTS Illustrated Dictionary of Moving Image Technology (2013)

by Martin Uren

zoom: (1) A visualeffect which magnifies or shrinks the subject in view. Because the viewpoint does notchange, thevisual effect onthe perspectiveof the view duringazoom is unnatural. Thisisa different effectto tracking(1).

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Usage statistics about zoom

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Quotes about Zoom

Wars! !
But, you are not ready to forgive each other.

Ransom, room, broom, boom, bloom, zoom, groom, loom!
But, try to pray for those who hate you as well and,
Love your enemies no matter what. (Edward Kofi Louis)
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Scrabble value of Z10O1O1M3

The value of this 4-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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