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z

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

Simple Definition of z

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of z

plural z's or zs

  1. 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. 2 :  a graphic device for reproducing the letter z

  3. 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. 4 :  something shaped like the letter Z

  5. 5 :  wink 1 —usually used in plural <catch some z's before dinner>

Examples of z in a sentence

  1. a word that begins with a z

  2. a word that begins with z



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of z

before 12th century

Other Alphabet Terms

Rhymes with z

b, be, bee, c, cay, cee, Cree, d, dee, Dee, dree, e, fee, flea, flee, free, g, gee, ghee, glee, gree, he, key, Key, knee, lea, lee, me, mi, p, pea, pee, plea, pree, quay, re, Rhee, scree, sea, see, she, si, ski, spree, sri, t, tea, tee, the, thee, three, ti, tree, twee, Twi, v, vee, we, wee, whee, ye, zee


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z

abbreviation

Definition of z

  1. 1 zero

  2. 2 zone




1

Z

noun

Definition of Z



1967

First Known Use of z

1967


2

Z

abbreviation

Definition of Z

  1. zenith distance



Variants of z

or ZD


Z Defined for Kids

noun , often cap \ˈzē\

Definition of z for Students

plural z's or zs \ˈzēz\

  1. :  the 26th letter of the English alphabet




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