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EnglishEdit

 
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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

[1871] From a Bantu language. Compare Kongo zumbi (fetish), Kimbundu nzambi (god), and Caribbean folklore's jumbee (a spirit or demon). May also be from a Louisiana Creole French word meaning "phantom, ghost" related to Spanish sombra. See also French zombi.

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NounEdit

zombie (plural zombies)

  1. A snake god or fetish in religions of West Africa and elsewhere.
  2. (voodoo, superstition) A person, usually undead, animated by unnatural forces (such as magic), with no soul or will of his/her own.
  3. (fiction) A deceased person who becomes reanimate to attack the living.
    I shot a zombie. He was a zombie, Kenneth. The pilot was bitten before he picked us up!
    • 2017 February 23, Katie Rife, “The Girl With All The Gifts tries to put a fresh spin on overripe zombie clichés”, in The Onion AV Club[1]:
      The zombies first show up 20 minutes in, after Melanie volunteers herself as the next child to mysteriously disappear in the middle of the night. That’s when we learn that Melanie and her classmates are all “hungries,” or people infected with a toxic fungus that turns them into mindless flesh-eating animals.
  4. (figuratively) An apathetic person.
  5. (figuratively) A human being in a state of extreme mental exhaustion.
    After working for 18 hours on the computer, I was a zombie.
  6. An information worker who has signed a nondisclosure agreement.[1]
  7. (computing) A process or task which has terminated but has not been removed from the list of processes, typically because it has an unresponsive parent process.[2]
    • Maurice J. Bach The Design of the Unix Operating System, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, 1986. See "Process States and Transitions," p. 147.
      9. The process executed the exit system call and is in the zombie state. The process no longer exists, but it leaves a record containing an exit code and some timing statistics for its parent process to collect. The zombie state is the final state of a process.
  8. (computing) A computer affected by malware which causes it to do whatever the attacker wants it to do without the user's knowledge.
  9. A cocktail of rum and fruit juices.
    • 1976, Harvard Advocate CX:ii, pages 8 and 380:
      The maitre d’ introduced us and I had a zombie with him. Those zombies are wicked.
      []
      I watched Mario and drank zombies out of a thermos.
  10. (Canada, historical, derogatory) A conscripted member of the Canadian military during World War II who was assigned to home defence rather than to combat in Europe.[3]
    • 1944, "Time for Decision," Time (US edition), 6 Nov.,
      Had the time come to order Canada's home defense draftees—some 70,000 zombies idling at home—to battle overseas?
  11. (Australia, slang) Marijuana, or similar drugs.
  12. (philosophy) A hypothetical being that is indistinguishable from a normal human being except in that it lacks conscious experience, qualia, or sentience.
    Synonym: p-zombie

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ EE Times, "Beware 'zombie' clauses," 2 Aug., 2004
  2. ^ Maurice J. Bach The Design of the Unix Operating System, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, 1986. See "Process States and Transitions," p. 147.
  3. ^ The Canadian Encyclopedia, 2nd edition, Hurtig Publishers, Edmonton Canada, 1988. See "National Resources Mobilization Act," p. 1433.

CzechEdit

NounEdit

zombie n (also sometimes feminine)

  1. zombie

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [zom̩biː], [zom̩biɛ]

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English zombie, from a Bantu language.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈzɔm.bi/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: zom‧bie

NounEdit

zombie m (plural zombies, diminutive zombietje n)

  1. zombie

EsperantoEdit

AdverbEdit

zombie

  1. in the manner of a zombie, zombically

Related termsEdit


FinnishEdit

NounEdit

zombie

  1. Alternative form of zombi

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of zombie (Kotus type 3/valtio, no gradation)
nominative zombie zombiet
genitive zombien zombieiden
zombieitten
partitive zombieta zombieita
illative zombieen zombieihin
singular plural
nominative zombie zombiet
accusative nom. zombie zombiet
gen. zombien
genitive zombien zombieiden
zombieitten
partitive zombieta zombieita
inessive zombiessa zombieissa
elative zombiesta zombieista
illative zombieen zombieihin
adessive zombiella zombieilla
ablative zombielta zombieilta
allative zombielle zombieille
essive zombiena zombieina
translative zombieksi zombieiksi
instructive zombiein
abessive zombietta zombieitta
comitative zombieineen

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

zombie

  1. feminine singular of zombi

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

zombie m or f (invariable)

  1. Alternative spelling of zombi

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From a Bantu language, via English zombie

NounEdit

zombie m (definite singular zombien, indefinite plural zombier, definite plural zombiene)

  1. a zombie

See alsoEdit

  • zombi (Nynorsk) (although the spelling "zombie" is apparently also used)

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SlovakEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately, from a Bantu language.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

zombie m (genitive singular zombieho, nominative plural zombieovia, genitive plural zombieov, declension pattern of kuli)

  1. zombie

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • zombie in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

SpanishEdit

NounEdit

zombie m (plural zombies)

  1. Alternative spelling of zombi

SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English zombie, from a Bantu language.

NounEdit

zombie c

  1. zombie

DeclensionEdit

Declension of zombie 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative zombie zombien zombier zombierna
Genitive zombies zombiens zombiers zombiernas