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125 Nouns That Start With Z

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z (noun) the 26th letter of the Roman alphabet Synonyms: Z, zed, zee, izzard, ezed
zaatar (noun) a famous Middle Eastern condiment made from dried hyssop leaves, mixed with sesame seeds, dried sumac, and often salt, as well as other spices.
zabaglione (noun) light foamy custard-like dessert served hot or chilled Synonyms: sabayon
zag (noun) an angular shape characterized by sharp turns in alternating directions Synonyms: zig, zigzag
zaire (noun) the basic unit of money in Zaire
zakat (noun) the fourth pillar of Islam is almsgiving as an act of worship
zalcitabine (noun) an antiviral drug used to combat HIV infection; a nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NARTI) Synonyms: DDC, ddC, dideoxycytosine
zaman (noun) large ornamental tropical American tree with bipinnate leaves and globose clusters of flowers with crimson stamens and seed pods that are eaten by cattle Synonyms: zamang, rain tree, monkey pod, monkeypod, saman, Albizia saman
zamang (noun) large ornamental tropical American tree with bipinnate leaves and globose clusters of flowers with crimson stamens and seed pods that are eaten by cattle Synonyms: zaman, rain tree, monkey pod, monkeypod, saman, Albizia saman
zamboorak (noun) a camel cavalry used in the early modern era by Arab, Afghan, Persian, and Indian armies Synonyms: zamburak, zamburek, zumbooruck, zumbooruk, camel cavalry
zamburak (noun) a camel cavalry used in the early modern era by Arab, Afghan, Persian, and Indian armies Synonyms: zamboorak, zamburek, zumbooruck, zumbooruk, camel cavalry
zamburek (noun) a camel cavalry used in the early modern era by Arab, Afghan, Persian, and Indian armies Synonyms: zamboorak, zamburak, zumbooruck, zumbooruk, camel cavalry
zamia (noun) any of various cycads of the genus Zamia; among the smallest and most verdant cycads
zany (noun) a buffoon in one of the old comedies; imitates others for ludicrous effect
(noun) a man who is a stupid incompetent fool Synonyms: twat, goose, jackass, cuckoo, goof, goofball, bozo, fathead
zap (noun) a sudden event that imparts energy or excitement, usually with a dramatic impact
zapper (noun) an electrical device that can injure or kill by means of electric currents
zarf (noun) an ornamental metal cup-shaped holder for a hot coffee cup
zayin (noun) the 7th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
zeal (noun) a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause) Synonyms: elan, ardor, ardour
(noun) excessive fervor to do something or accomplish some end
(noun) prompt willingness Synonyms: readiness, eagerness, forwardness
zealot (noun) a fervent and even militant proponent of something Synonyms: partisan, drumbeater
zealotry (noun) excessive intolerance of opposing views Synonyms: fanaticism, fanatism
zeaxanthin (noun) yellow carotenoid (isomeric with lutein and occurs widely with it) that is the main pigment in yellow Indian corn
zebibit (noun) a unit of information equal to 1024 exbibits or 2^70 bits Synonyms: Zibit
zebibyte (noun) a unit of information equal to 1024 exbibytes or 2^70 bytes Synonyms: ZB, ZiB, zettabyte
zebra (noun) any of several fleet black-and-white striped African equines
zebrawood (noun) handsomely striped or mottled wood of the zebrawood tree; used especially for cabinetwork
(noun) any of various trees or shrubs having mottled or striped wood Synonyms: zebrawood tree
zebu (noun) domesticated ox having a humped back and long horns and a large dewlap; used chiefly as a draft animal in India and east Asia
zed (noun) the 26th letter of the Roman alphabet Synonyms: Z, z, zee, izzard, ezed
zee (noun) the 26th letter of the Roman alphabet Synonyms: Z, z, zed, izzard, ezed
zenerdiode (noun) a semiconductor diode that exhibits a sharp increase in reverse current at a well-defined reverse voltage: used as a voltage regulator Synonyms: stabilitron
zenith (noun) the point above the observer that is directly opposite the nadir on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected
zeolite (noun) any of a family of glassy minerals analogous to feldspar containing hydrated aluminum silicates of calcium or sodium or potassium; formed in cavities in lava flows and in plutonic rocks
zep (noun) a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States Synonyms: hero, grinder, wedge, sub, submarine, bomber, torpedo, Italian sandwich, hero sandwich, hoagie, hoagy, poor boy, submarine sandwich, Cuban sandwich
zephyr (noun) a slight wind (usually refreshing) Synonyms: gentle wind, air, breeze
zeppelin (noun) a large rigid dirigible designed to carry passengers or bombs Synonyms: Graf Zeppelin
zero (noun) a quantity of no importance; thing (object:), singular, negative pronoun; pronoun, thing, singular; quantifier: negative existential Synonyms: naught, zip, cipher, cypher, zilch, zippo, nada, nil, nix, nothing, null, goose egg, aught
(noun) a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number Synonyms: cipher, cypher, 0, nought
(noun) the point on a scale from which positive or negative numerical quantities can be measured Synonyms: zero point
(noun) the sight setting that will cause a projectile to hit the center of the target with no wind blowing
zest (noun) vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment Synonyms: relish, zestfulness, gusto
(noun) a tart spicy quality Synonyms: nip, tang, piquance, piquancy, piquantness, tanginess
zestfulness (noun) vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment Synonyms: relish, zest, gusto
zeta (noun) the 6th letter of the Greek alphabet
zettabit (noun) a unit of information equal to 1000 exabits or 10^21 bits Synonyms: Zb, Zbit
zettabyte (noun) a unit of information equal to 1000 exabytes or 10^21 bytes Synonyms: ZB
(noun) a unit of information equal to 1024 exbibytes or 2^70 bytes Synonyms: ZB, ZiB, zebibyte
zettaflop (noun) (computer science) a unit for measuring the speed of a computer system, equal to one sextillion floating-point operations a second. Synonyms: ZFLOPS
zeugma (noun) use of a verb with two or more complements, playing on the verb's polysemy, for humorous effect
zidovudine (noun) an antiviral drug (trade name Retrovir) used in the treatment of AIDS; adverse side effects include liver damage and suppression of the bone marrow Synonyms: ZDV, Retrovir, AZT
zig (noun) an angular shape characterized by sharp turns in alternating directions Synonyms: zag, zigzag
zigadene (noun) any of various plants of the genus Zigadenus having glaucous leaves and terminal racemes of mostly white flowers; all are poisonous Synonyms: death camas
ziggurat (noun) a rectangular tiered temple or terraced mound erected by the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians Synonyms: zikkurat, zikurat
zigzag (noun) an angular shape characterized by sharp turns in alternating directions Synonyms: zag, zig
zigzaggedness (noun) The state or quality of being zigzagged or alternating directions sharply.
zikkurat (noun) a rectangular tiered temple or terraced mound erected by the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians Synonyms: ziggurat, zikurat
zikurat (noun) a rectangular tiered temple or terraced mound erected by the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians Synonyms: ziggurat, zikkurat
zilch (noun) a quantity of no importance; thing (object:), singular, negative pronoun; pronoun, thing, singular; quantifier: negative existential Synonyms: naught, zero, zip, cipher, cypher, zippo, nada, nil, nix, nothing, null, goose egg, aught
zill (noun) one of a pair of small metallic cymbals worn on the thumb and middle finger; used in belly dancing in rhythm with the dance
zillion (noun) a very large indefinite number (usually hyperbole) Synonyms: jillion, million, gazillion, bazillion, billion, trillion
zinc (noun) 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 Synonyms: Zn, atomic number 30
zinfandel (noun) dry fruity red wine from California
zing (noun) a brief high-pitched buzzing or humming sound
(noun) the activeness of an energetic personality Synonyms: dynamism, pizzaz, pizzazz, oomph
zinger (noun) a striking or amusing or caustic remark
zinkenite (noun) a steel grey metallic mineral (a sulphide of lead and antimony)
zinnia (noun) any of various plants of the genus Zinnia cultivated for their variously and brightly colored flower heads Synonyms: old maid, old maid flower
zinnwaldite (noun) a mica containing iron and lithium
zip (noun) a quantity of no importance; thing (object:), singular, negative pronoun; pronoun, thing, singular; quantifier: negative existential Synonyms: naught, zero, cipher, cypher, zilch, zippo, nada, nil, nix, nothing, null, goose egg, aught
(noun) forceful exertion Synonyms: energy, vigor, vigour
(noun) a fastener for locking together two toothed edges by means of a sliding tab Synonyms: zip fastener, zipper, slide fastener
zipper (noun) a fastener for locking together two toothed edges by means of a sliding tab Synonyms: zip, zip fastener, slide fastener
zippo (noun) a quantity of no importance; thing (object:), singular, negative pronoun; pronoun, thing, singular; quantifier: negative existential Synonyms: naught, zero, zip, cipher, cypher, zilch, nada, nil, nix, nothing, null, goose egg, aught
zircon (noun) a common mineral occurring in small crystals; chief source of zirconium; used as a refractory when opaque and as a gem when transparent Synonyms: zirconium silicate
zirconia (noun) a white crystalline oxide; used in refractories and in insulation and abrasives and enamels and glazes Synonyms: zirconium dioxide, zirconium oxide
zirconium (noun) 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 Synonyms: Zr, atomic number 40
zit (noun) a small inflamed elevation of the skin; a pustule or papule; common symptom in acne Synonyms: hickey, pimple
zither (noun) a musical stringed instrument with strings stretched over a flat sounding board; it is laid flat and played with a plectrum and with fingers Synonyms: zithern, cither
zithern (noun) a musical stringed instrument with strings stretched over a flat sounding board; it is laid flat and played with a plectrum and with fingers Synonyms: zither, cither
ziti (noun) medium-sized tubular pasta in short pieces
zizz (noun) a buzzing or whizzing sound
(noun) a nap
zloty (noun) the basic unit of money in Poland
zoanthropy (noun) the delusion that you have assumed the form of an animal
zoarium (noun) a colony of zooids.
zodiac (noun) a belt-shaped region in the heavens on either side to the ecliptic; divided into 12 constellations or signs for astrological purposes
(noun) (astrology) a circular diagram representing the 12 zodiacal constellations and showing their signs
zombi (noun) (voodooism) a spirit or supernatural force that reanimates a dead body Synonyms: zombie, zombi spirit, zombie spirit
(noun) a god of voodoo cults of African origin worshipped especially in West Indies Synonyms: zombie, snake god
(noun) a dead body that has been brought back to life by a supernatural force Synonyms: zombie, living dead
(noun) someone who acts or responds in a mechanical or apathetic way Synonyms: automaton, zombie
(noun) several kinds of rum with fruit juice and usually apricot liqueur Synonyms: zombie
zombie (noun) a dead body that has been brought back to life by a supernatural force Synonyms: zombi, living dead
(noun) (voodooism) a spirit or supernatural force that reanimates a dead body Synonyms: zombi, zombi spirit, zombie spirit
(noun) a god of voodoo cults of African origin worshipped especially in West Indies Synonyms: zombi, snake god
(noun) someone who acts or responds in a mechanical or apathetic way Synonyms: automaton, zombi
(noun) several kinds of rum with fruit juice and usually apricot liqueur Synonyms: zombi
zona (noun) (anatomy) any encircling or beltlike structure Synonyms: zone
zone (noun) a locally circumscribed place characterized by some distinctive features
(noun) any of the regions of the surface of the Earth loosely divided according to latitude or longitude Synonyms: geographical zone
(noun) an area or region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic
(noun) (anatomy) any encircling or beltlike structure Synonyms: zona
zoning (noun) dividing an area into zones or sections reserved for different purposes such as residence and business and manufacturing etc
zonula (noun) small beltlike zone Synonyms: zonule
zonule (noun) small beltlike zone Synonyms: zonula
zoo (noun) the facility where wild animals are housed for exhibition Synonyms: menagerie, zoological garden
zooecdysone (noun) The term 'zooecdysone' refers to the molting hormones of insects.
zooerastia (noun) sexual activity between a person and an animal Synonyms: zooerasty, sodomy, bestiality
zooerasty (noun) sexual activity between a person and an animal Synonyms: zooerastia, sodomy, bestiality
zooflagellate (noun) flagellate protozoan lacking photosynthesis and other plant-like characteristics Synonyms: zoomastigote
zooid (noun) one of the distinct individuals forming a colonial animal such as a bryozoan or hydrozoan
zoolatry (noun) the worship of animals Synonyms: animal-worship
zoologist (noun) a specialist in the branch of biology dealing with animals Synonyms: animal scientist
zoology (noun) all the animal life in a particular region or period Synonyms: fauna
(noun) the branch of biology that studies animals Synonyms: zoological science
zoom (noun) a rapid rise Synonyms: rapid climb, rapid growth
(noun) the act of rising upward into the air Synonyms: soar
zoomastigote (noun) flagellate protozoan lacking photosynthesis and other plant-like characteristics Synonyms: zooflagellate
zoomorphism (noun) the attribution of animal forms or qualities to a god
zoonosis (noun) an animal disease that can be transmitted to humans Synonyms: zoonotic disease
zoophagy (noun) The quality of being an animal that eats meat as the main part of its diet. Synonyms: carnivorousness
zoophilia (noun) a sexual attraction to animals Synonyms: zoophilism
zoophilism (noun) a sexual attraction to animals Synonyms: zoophilia
zoophobia (noun) a morbid fear of animals

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