A zip file is an archive consisting of various other files that have been compressed using the Implode or Deflate algorithms. They are quite common in the DOS/Windows world, but are not used much on the many flavors of Unix or Apple's MacOS
See also: StuffIt, tar, gz, bz2.

...Also a backup system made by Iomega where each disk can hold either 100 megs or 250 megs storage depending on how much you spend on a) the drive and b) the disks. Drives can be internal, serial, parallel, USB, or SCSI and in the grand scheme of things are as useful as a very useful thing.

1.) To move quickly. 2.)The action of pulling a zipper one way or the other.

1.) Tommy's going to zip down to the grocery store.
2.) Zip up your pants before you go outside.

zigamorph = Z = zipperhead

zip vt.

[primarily MS-DOS] To create a compressed archive from a group of files using PKWare's PKZIP or a compatible archiver. Its use is spreading now that portable implementations of the algorithm have been written. Commonly used as follows: "I'll zip it up and send it to you." See tar and feather.

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.

Zip (?), n. [Imitative.]

A hissing or sibilant sound such as that made by a flying bullet.


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Zip, v. i.

To make, or move with, such a sound.


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