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zoo-

(word root) living being, animal
Examples of words with the root zoo-: zoometry, zoological

zoo

 (zo͞o)
n. pl. zoos
1. A park or an institution in which living animals are kept and usually exhibited to the public. Also called zoological garden.
2. Slang A place or situation marked by confusion or disorder: The bus station is a zoo on Fridays.

[Short for zoological garden.]

zoo

(zuː)
n, pl zoos
(Zoology) a place where live animals are kept, studied, bred, and exhibited to the public. Formal term: zoological garden
[C19: shortened from zoological gardens (originally applied to those in London)]

zoo

(zu)

n., pl. zoos.
1. Also called zoological garden. a parklike area in which live animals are kept in cages or large enclosures for public exhibition.
2. a place, activity, or group marked by chaos or unrestrained behavior.
[1840–50; first two syllables of zoological garden taken as one syllable]
zoo′ey, adj. zoo•i•er, zoo•i•est.

zoo-

a combining form meaning “living being,” “animal”: zooplankton. Also, esp. before a vowel,zo-.
[comb. form representing Greek zôion animal]

Zoo

 a collection of animals; strangely acting persons. [From the Zoological Gardens, London.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zoo - the facility where wild animals are housed for exhibitionzoo - the facility where wild animals are housed for exhibition
facility, installation - a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry; "the assembly plant is an enormous facility"
Translations
dieretuin
حَدِيقَةُ الـحَيَوَانحَديقَة الحَيوانات
zoo
zoozoologisk have
zoo
loomaaed
eläintarha
zoološki vrt
állatkert
dÿragarîur
動物園
동물원
zoologijos sodas
zooloģiskais dārzs
zoológicojardim zoológicozôo
zoozoologická záhrada
živalski vrt
djurparkZoo
สวนสัตว์
vườn thú

zoo

[zuː] Nzoo m, zoológico m, jardín m zoológico, parque m zoológico

zoo

[ˈzuː] nzoo mzoo keeper ngardien(ne) m/f de zoo

zoo

nZoo m, → Tierpark m, → Tiergarten m

zoo

[zuː] nzoo m inv, giardino zoologico

zoo

(zuː) noun
(short for zoological garden) a place where wild animals are kept for the public to see, and for study, breeding etc.

zoo

حَدِيقَةُ الـحَيَوَان zoo zoo Zoo ζωολογικός κήπος zoológico eläintarha zoo zoološki vrt zoo 動物園 동물원 dierentuin dyrehage zoo zoológico зоопарк djurpark สวนสัตว์ hayvanat bahçesi vườn thú 动物园
References in classic literature ?
But Chee-Chee said, "Yes, there is one in the London Zoo."
As it was, the place was a zoo, and free at that; for, in addition to the animals he owned and trained and bought and sold, a large portion of the business was devoted to boarding trained animals and troupes of animals for owners who were out of engagements, or for estates of such owners which were in process of settlement.
"All the other fellows go and they go to the Zoo, too, and you'll never let me do even that.
He was in a dozen places at once, leaping hither and thither about the room in sinuous bounds that reminded the woman of a panther she had seen at the zoo. Now a wrist-bone snapped in his iron grip, now a shoulder was wrenched from its socket as he forced a victim's arm backward and upward.
I came off too, to report the only exclusive information that is given today regarding the strange escapade at the Zoo.
The fellow is as full of tricks as the monkey-house at the Zoo. It's all bosh."
"I do not know, Miss Porter," replied the young man, "unless we have discovered a runaway simian from the London Zoo who has brought back a European education to his jungle home.
It was as if God's World had fallen into the muck mire of the abyss underlying the bottom of hell; as if Jehovah's Commandments had been presented on carved stone to the monkeys of the monkey cage at the Zoo; as if the Sermon on the Mount had been preached in a roaring bedlam of lunatics.
'Didn't you send him an admission ticket to the Zoo?'
Do you feel a creeping, shrinking sensation, Watson, when you stand before the serpents in the Zoo, and see the slithery, gliding, venomous creatures, with their deadly eyes and wicked, flattened faces.
On Sunday afternoon, therefore, Katharine, Cassandra, and William Rodney drove off to the Zoo. As their cab approached the entrance, Katharine bent forward and waved her hand to a young man who was walking rapidly in the same direction.
This being so, no one liked it when Helen remarked that it seemed to her as wrong to keep sailors as to keep a Zoo, and that as for dying on a battle-field, surely it was time we ceased to praise courage--"or to write bad poetry about it," snarled Pepper.