zoo: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (z), [key]
— pl. zoos.
  1. Also calleda 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.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a combining form meaning “living being,” “animal,” used in the formation of compound words: zoometry; zooplankton.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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