American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Zeppelin, Count Ferdinand von 1838-1917. German inventor who designed and manufactured the first motorized, rigid-frame dirigible balloon (1900).
- n. Alternative capitalization of zeppelin
- n. A German manufacturing company, famed for building the zeppelin airships.
- n. Abbreviation of Led Zeppelin.
- Named after Ferdinand, Count von Zeppelin. (Wiktionary)
“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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