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Chemical element
Zn Previous: copper (Cu)
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Zinc cube, fragment and dendrite.

EtymologyEdit

From German Zink, related to Zinke (point, prong), from Middle High German zinke, from Old High German zinko (prong, tine), allied to zint (a jag, point), from Proto-Germanic *tindaz (prong, pinnacle), from Proto-Indo-European *(e)dont- (tooth, projection). Cognate with Old English tind (tine, prong), Middle Low German tinde, Icelandic tindur (spike, tooth of a rake or harrow, pinnacle, peak, battlement). See also Dutch tinne (battlement), German Zinne (pinnacle, battlement), Danish tinde (pinnacle, battlement), Swedish tinne (tooth of a rake), More at tine.

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) enPR: zingk, IPA(key): /zɪŋk/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪŋk

NounEdit

zinc (countable and uncountable, plural zincs)

  1. A chemical element (symbol Zn) with an atomic number of 30.
  2. (countable) A single atom of this element.
  3. (Britain, dated, colloquial) A zinc countertop.
    • 1904, The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art
      Then, three workmen throwing dice for drinks. And their heads come sharply together as they count the scores. And so violently do they throw the dice that they shoot off "the zinc" on to the floor.
    • 2010, Chris Ackerley, Demented Particulars (page 44)
      Even if there were a Chef and Brewer near Marble Arch, the name suggests a pint and pie, not a prawn and tomato sandwich and “a dock glass of white port off the zinc”; i.e., a small glass of a fine aperitif, at the counter []

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VerbEdit

zinc (third-person singular simple present zincs, present participle zincing or zinking or zincking, simple past and past participle zinced or zinked or zincked)

  1. (rare) To electroplate with zinc.
  2. (rare) To coat with sunblock incorporating zinc oxide.

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CatalanEdit

Chemical element
Zn Previous: coure (Cu)
Next: gal·li (Ga)

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NounEdit

zinc m (uncountable)

  1. zinc

FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From German Zink.

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NounEdit

zinc m (plural zincs)

  1. (metallurgy, chemistry) zinc
  2. (informal) counter (in a bar, café, etc), bar
  3. (informal) small plane

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Etymology 2Edit

Clipping of zincou, verlan form of cousin (cousin)

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NounEdit

zinc m (plural zincs)

  1. (back slang, verlan) dude, man

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Chemical element
Zn Previous: cupru (Cu)
Next: galiu (Ga)

EtymologyEdit

From French zinc, from German Zink.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

zinc n (uncountable)

  1. zinc (metal)

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NounEdit

zinc m (uncountable)

  1. Alternative spelling of cinc