z


1z

noun, often capitalized often attributive \ˈzē, Canada, British, & Australian ˈzed, chiefly dialect ˈi-zərd\

: the 26th letter of the English alphabet

—used in the phrase x, y, and z to refer to the third thing in a group of three unnamed things

plural z's or zs

Full Definition of Z

1
a :  the 26th and last letter of the English alphabet
b :  a graphic representation of this letter
c :  a speech counterpart of orthographic z
2
:  a graphic device for reproducing the letter z
3
:  one designated z especially as the 26th in order or class or the third in order or class when x is made the first
4
:  something shaped like the letter Z
5
:  wink 1 —usually used in plural <catch some z's before dinner>

Examples of Z

  1. a word that begins with a z
  2. a word that begins with z

First Known Use of Z

before 12th century

Other Alphabet Terms

cuneiform, linear, minuscule, pictograph, rune, symbology, wedge

Rhymes with Z

2z

abbreviation

Definition of Z

1
zero
2
zone

1Z

noun

Definition of Z

First Known Use of Z

1967

2Z

abbreviation

Definition of Z

zenith distance

Variants of Z

Z or ZD

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