Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) the facility where wild animals are housed for exhibition

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Alternate forms of Zoo

Hypernyms: facility, installation

Origin of the word Zoo

  1. c.1847, short for Zoological Gardens of the London Zoological Society, established 1828 in Regent's Park to house the society's collection of wild animals. From comb. form of Gk. zoion "an animal," lit. "a living being," from PIE base *gwei- "to live, life" (cf. Gk. bios "life," O.E. cwicu "living;" see bio-). Slang meaning "crowded and chaoti… more

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Words that sound like Zoo

z, z-axis, zag, zea, zee, zeus, zhou, zig, zig-zag, zigzag, zizz, zoic, zoisia, zoysia, zu, zweig

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