from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Zeppelin, Count Ferdinand von 1838-1917. German inventor who designed and manufactured the first motorized, rigid-frame dirigible balloon (1900).
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- n. Alternative capitalization of zeppelin
- proper n. A German manufacturing company, famed for building the zeppelin airships.
- proper n. Abbreviation of Led Zeppelin.
The band has been compared to Led Zeppelin -- I love rock music, and Led Zeppelin is one of my all-time favorite rock bands.
Zeppelin is a brand name (manufactured by Luftschiff Zeppelin), sort of like calling all colas "Coke."
The really dark and scarry guys were in Zeppelin and Sabbath.
So when I use their name, I use singular (though, confusingly, refer to most bands as "they," as in Led Zeppelin is them.)
-- Get the Led out digitally: Led Zeppelin is finally offering its catalog to digital music fans.
So I called Zeppelin's manager Peter Grant to see if I could tape them for my BBC "In Concert" series.
The cafe was named the Zeppelin, perhaps not inappropriate for another less-than-successful moment in German history.
As it turns out, the name Lez Zeppelin is a marketing tool.
Bowers & Wilkins has introduced one incredible-sounding -- and uniquely blimp-shaped -- iPod speaker system aptly named the Zeppelin ($599.99; available at select Apple stores).
This is a picture from Japan, it's called the Zeppelin NT.
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