English dictionary


zibet |ˈzɪbɪt| — (archaic) The large Indian civet, Viverra zibetha.

zigzag |ˈzɪɡzæɡ| — an angular shape characterized by sharp turns in alternating directions

zilch |zɪltʃ| — a quantity of no importance

Zimbabwean |ˌzɪmˈbɑːbwɪən| — a native or inhabitant of Zimbabwe

zinc |zɪŋk| — a bluish-white lustrous metallic element; brittle at ordinary temperatures but malleable when heated; used in a wide variety of alloys and in galvanizing iron; it occurs naturally as zinc sulphide in zinc blende

zinciferous |zɪŋˈkɪfərəs| — Containing or producing zinc.

zincify  — To coat or impregnate with zinc.

zincograph  — An engraved zinc plate used in zincography.

zincography |zɪŋˈkɑːɡrəfiː| — A lithographic method of producing engravings using zinc plates

zincous  — Of, pertaining to, or containing, zinc.

zing |zɪŋ| — a brief high-pitched buzzing or humming sound

zinger |ˈzɪŋər| — a striking or amusing or caustic remark

zingy |ˈzɪŋɪ| — Full of zest.

zinky  — Alternative form of zincy.

zinnia |ˈzɪnɪə| — any of various plants of the genus Zinnia cultivated for their variously and brightly colored flower heads

Zionism |ˈzaɪənɪzəm| — a policy for establishing and developing a national homeland for Jews in Palestine

Zionist |ˈzaɪəˌnɪst| — a Jewish supporter of Zionism

zip |zɪp| — a quantity of no importance

zip-fastener |ˈzɪp fæsnər| — A fastener used in clothing, bags, etc, made up of two rows of teeth that are made to fit into each other by moving a slider along their length and opened again by moving the slider in the other direction.

zipper |ˈzɪpər| — a fastener for locking together two toothed edges by means of a sliding tab

zippy |ˈzɪpɪ| — quick and energetic

zircon |ˈzɜːkən| — a common mineral occurring in small crystals; chief source of zirconium; used as a refractory when opaque and as a gem when transparent

zirconium |zɜːrˈkəʊnɪəm| — a lustrous grey strong metallic element resembling titanium; it is used in nuclear reactors as a neutron absorber; it occurs in baddeleyite but is obtained chiefly from zircon

zither |ˈzɪðər| — a musical stringed instrument with strings stretched over a flat sounding board; it is laid flat and played with a plectrum and with fingers

zizz |zɪz| — a buzzing or whizzing sound

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