See also: Zee, zée, zêe, and žee

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

1670s: variant of British English zed, by analogy with other letters such as bee, dee, tee and vee, and standardized by Noah Webster; from Middle French zede, from Late Latin zeta, from Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta), from Hebrew ז(zayin).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈziː/
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  • Rhymes: -iː

NounEdit

zee (plural zees) (chiefly US, Newfoundland, Philippines, sometimes Canada)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Z.
  2. Something Z-shaped. Found in compounds.
    zee-bar.
  3. (colloquial, usually in the plural) Sleep.
    Time to get some zees.
SynonymsEdit
  • zed (UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa)
  • izzard (Hong Kong, Scotland, South Asia)
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VerbEdit

zee (third-person singular simple present zees, present participle zeeing, simple past and past participle zeed) (chiefly US, Newfoundland)

  1. (intransitive, informal) To sleep or nap. (Compare zzz, catch some z's.)
  2. (intransitive, rare) To zigzag; to move with sharp alternating turns.

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Etymology 2Edit

ArticleEdit

zee

  1. Pronunciation spelling of the, representing primarily French-accented English.

AnagramsEdit


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch sêe, from Old Dutch sēo, from Proto-West Germanic *saiwi, from Proto-Germanic *saiwiz.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

zee f (plural zeeën, diminutive zeetje n)

  1. sea
    De oude man en de zee.
    The Old Man and the Sea.
  2. a vast mass, expanse; multitude

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: see
  • Berbice Creole Dutch: sei
  • Javindo: see
  • Negerhollands: see
  • Saramaccan:
  • Sranan Tongo: se

EstonianEdit

NounEdit

zee (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Z.

LatinEdit

NounEdit

zee

  1. vocative singular of zeus

San Juan Guelavía ZapotecEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with Zoogocho Zapotec za'a.

NounEdit

zee

  1. a fresh ear of corn

ReferencesEdit

  • López Antonio, Joaquín; Jones, Ted; Jones, Kris (2012) Vocabulario breve del Zapoteco de San Juan Guelavía[1] (in Spanish), second electronic edition, Tlalpan, D.F.: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C., pages 20

SwahiliEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

-zee (declinable)

  1. old

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YolaEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English seen, from Old English sēon, from Proto-West Germanic *sehwan.

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

zee

  1. to see

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

zee

  1. Alternative form of zea (sea)

ReferencesEdit

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith