from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly British The letter z.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The name of the Latin script letter Z/z.
- n. Something Z-shaped. Found in compounds such as zed-bar.
- v. To sleep or nap. (Compare zzz, catch some z's.)
- v. To zigzag; to move with sharp alternating turns.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The letter z; -- called also zee, and formerly izzard.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The letter Z, also called zee and sometimes izzard.
- n. A metal bar rolled so as to have a cross-section resembling the letter Z.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the 26th letter of the Roman alphabet
Middle English, from Old French zede, from Late Latin zēta, zeta, from Greek; see zeta.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zēta) (Wiktionary)