noun, plural zoos.
Origin of zoo
Definition for zoo (2 of 2)
Origin of zoo-
Examples from the Web for zoo
Triplet panda cubs born this past July were reunited with their mother, Juxiao, in a Chinese zoo this week.‘Sexual’ Barbershop Quartet, a Panda Family Reunion, and More Viral Videos|The Daily Beast Video|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She worked with wildlife as a volunteer in Peru and the Galapagos; she worked with elephants in Thailand, at a zoo in Australia.Let’s Free Stacey Addison, The Oregon Woman Jailed at the Ends of the Earth|Christopher Dickey|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The zoo is blessed with multiple wallabies and was happy to oblige.Ebola's Roots Are 50 Times Older Than Mankind. And That Could Be the Key to Stopping It.|Michael Daly|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In Atlanta, though, you can spend the night in a zoo with real live animals.
Even before it was unveiled, critics were attacking the 21st-century version of the offensive original “zoo.”
A good circus or "zoo" may be worked out in a variety of materials.Primary Handwork|Ella Victoria Dobbs
About a year ago Mr. and Mrs. M. were away for six weeks, and left the boa in charge of a keeper at the Zoo.Animal Intelligence|George J. Romanes
For this reason most of the tigers in a zoo are much smaller than those tigers that grow up in the jungle.The Wonders of the Jungle, Book Two|Prince Sarath Ghosh
She's overstocked this Zoo a dozen times already with her jealous freaks, and Jupiter hasn't reformed once.Olympian Nights|John Kendrick Bangs
Under the great blazing sign of the Zoo entrance the capture was accomplished.The Poor Little Rich Girl|Eleanor Gates
British Dictionary definitions for zoo (1 of 2)
noun plural zoos
Word Origin for zoo
British Dictionary definitions for zoo (2 of 2)
before a vowel zo-
Word Origin for zoo-
Word Origin and History for zoo
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 Greek zoion "an animal," literally "a living being," from PIE root *gwei- "to live, life" (cf. Greek bios "life," Old English cwicu "living;" see bio-). Slang meaning "crowded and chaotic place" first recorded 1935.
Medicine definitions for zoo
Idioms and Phrases with zoo
see it's a zoo.