Definition of


  1. (noun, event) a sudden event that imparts energy or excitement, usually with a dramatic impact
  2. (verb, change) cook or heat in a microwave oven
  3. (verb, competition) strike at with firepower or bombs
  4. (verb, contact) kill with or as if with a burst of gunfire or electric current or as if by shooting
  5. (verb, emotion) strike suddenly and with force

via WordNet, Princeton University

Alternate forms of Zap

Derivations: zapper

Hypernyms: affect, bomb, bombard, cook, event, impress, kill, move, strike

Origin of the word Zap

  1. 1929 (sound effect), 1942 (v.), comic strip word (especially from "Buck Rogers in the Twenty-Fifth Century"), of imitative origin. Meaning "to erase electronically" is 1982. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Zap

zb, zebu, zep, zeppo, zhukov, zib, zip, zip by, zip up, zippo, zippy, zoophobia

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