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150 Words That Start With Z

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z the 26th letter of the Roman alphabet Z, zed, zee, izzard, ezed
zaatar 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 light foamy custard-like dessert served hot or chilled sabayon
zaftig (of a female body) healthily plump and vigorous zoftig, buxom
zag an angular shape characterized by sharp turns in alternating directions zig, zigzag
zaire the basic unit of money in Zaire -
zakat the fourth pillar of Islam is almsgiving as an act of worship -
zalcitabine an antiviral drug used to combat HIV infection; a nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NARTI) DDC, ddC, dideoxycytosine
zaman large ornamental tropical American tree with bipinnate leaves and globose clusters of flowers with crimson stamens and seed pods that are eaten by cattle zamang, rain tree, monkey pod, monkeypod, saman, Albizia saman
zamang large ornamental tropical American tree with bipinnate leaves and globose clusters of flowers with crimson stamens and seed pods that are eaten by cattle zaman, rain tree, monkey pod, monkeypod, saman, Albizia saman
zamboorak a camel cavalry used in the early modern era by Arab, Afghan, Persian, and Indian armies zamburak, zamburek, zumbooruck, zumbooruk, camel cavalry
zamburak a camel cavalry used in the early modern era by Arab, Afghan, Persian, and Indian armies zamboorak, zamburek, zumbooruck, zumbooruk, camel cavalry
zamburek a camel cavalry used in the early modern era by Arab, Afghan, Persian, and Indian armies zamboorak, zamburak, zumbooruck, zumbooruk, camel cavalry
zamia any of various cycads of the genus Zamia; among the smallest and most verdant cycads -
zany ludicrous, foolish goofy, wacky, whacky, silly
zany like a clown clownish, clownlike, buffoonish
zany a buffoon in one of the old comedies; imitates others for ludicrous effect -
zany a man who is a stupid incompetent fool twat, goose, jackass, cuckoo, goof, goofball, bozo, fathead
zap strike suddenly and with force -
zap kill with or as if with a burst of gunfire or electric current or as if by shooting vaporize
zap strike at with firepower or bombs nuke, atomise, atomize
zap cook or heat in a microwave oven nuke, micro-cook, microwave
zap a sudden event that imparts energy or excitement, usually with a dramatic impact -
zapper an electrical device that can injure or kill by means of electric currents -
zarf an ornamental metal cup-shaped holder for a hot coffee cup -
zayin the 7th letter of the Hebrew alphabet -
zeal a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause) elan, ardor, ardour
zeal excessive fervor to do something or accomplish some end -
zeal prompt willingness readiness, eagerness, forwardness
zealot a fervent and even militant proponent of something partisan, drumbeater
zealotry excessive intolerance of opposing views fanaticism, fanatism
zealous marked by active interest and enthusiasm avid
zealously in a zealous manner -
zeaxanthin yellow carotenoid (isomeric with lutein and occurs widely with it) that is the main pigment in yellow Indian corn -
zebibit a unit of information equal to 1024 exbibits or 2^70 bits Zibit
zebibyte a unit of information equal to 1024 exbibytes or 2^70 bytes ZB, ZiB, zettabyte
zebra any of several fleet black-and-white striped African equines -
zebrawood handsomely striped or mottled wood of the zebrawood tree; used especially for cabinetwork -
zebrawood any of various trees or shrubs having mottled or striped wood zebrawood tree
zebu 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 the 26th letter of the Roman alphabet Z, z, zee, izzard, ezed
zee the 26th letter of the Roman alphabet Z, z, zed, izzard, ezed
zenerdiode a semiconductor diode that exhibits a sharp increase in reverse current at a well-defined reverse voltage: used as a voltage regulator stabilitron
zenith the point above the observer that is directly opposite the nadir on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected -
zenithal relating to or located at or near the zenith -
zeolite 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 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 hero, grinder, wedge, sub, submarine, bomber, torpedo, Italian sandwich, hero sandwich, hoagie, hoagy, poor boy, submarine sandwich, Cuban sandwich
zephyr a slight wind (usually refreshing) gentle wind, air, breeze
zeppelin a large rigid dirigible designed to carry passengers or bombs Graf Zeppelin
zero a quantity of no importance; thing (object:), singular, negative pronoun; pronoun, thing, singular; quantifier: negative existential naught, zip, cipher, cypher, zilch, zippo, nada, nil, nix, nothing, null, goose egg, aught
zero a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number cipher, cypher, 0, nought
zero the point on a scale from which positive or negative numerical quantities can be measured zero point
zero the sight setting that will cause a projectile to hit the center of the target with no wind blowing -
zero adjust (an instrument or device) to zero value -
zero adjust (as by firing under test conditions) the zero of (a gun) zero in
zero indicating the absence of any or all units under consideration 0
zero having no measurable or otherwise determinable value -
zero indicating an initial point or origin -
zero of or relating to the null set (a set with no members) -
zeroth preceding even the first -
zest add herbs or spices to spice, spice up
zest vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment relish, zestfulness, gusto
zest a tart spicy quality nip, tang, piquance, piquancy, piquantness, tanginess
zestful marked by spirited enjoyment zesty, barmy, yeasty
zestfully with zest zestily
zestfulness vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment relish, zest, gusto
zestily with zest zestfully
zesty having an agreeably pungent taste piquant, savory, savoury
zesty marked by spirited enjoyment zestful, barmy, yeasty
zeta the 6th letter of the Greek alphabet -
zettabit a unit of information equal to 1000 exabits or 10^21 bits Zb, Zbit
zettabyte a unit of information equal to 1000 exabytes or 10^21 bytes ZB
zettabyte a unit of information equal to 1024 exbibytes or 2^70 bytes ZB, ZiB, zebibyte
zettaflop (computer science) a unit for measuring the speed of a computer system, equal to one sextillion floating-point operations a second. ZFLOPS
zeugma use of a verb with two or more complements, playing on the verb's polysemy, for humorous effect -
zidovudine an antiviral drug (trade name Retrovir) used in the treatment of AIDS; adverse side effects include liver damage and suppression of the bone marrow ZDV, Retrovir, AZT
zig an angular shape characterized by sharp turns in alternating directions zag, zigzag
zigadene any of various plants of the genus Zigadenus having glaucous leaves and terminal racemes of mostly white flowers; all are poisonous death camas
ziggurat a rectangular tiered temple or terraced mound erected by the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians zikkurat, zikurat
zigzag travel along a zigzag path crank
zigzag in a zigzag course or on a zigzag path -
zigzag an angular shape characterized by sharp turns in alternating directions zag, zig
zigzag having short sharp turns or angles zig-zag
zigzaggedness The state or quality of being zigzagged or alternating directions sharply. -
zikkurat a rectangular tiered temple or terraced mound erected by the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians ziggurat, zikurat
zikurat a rectangular tiered temple or terraced mound erected by the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians ziggurat, zikkurat
zilch a quantity of no importance; thing (object:), singular, negative pronoun; pronoun, thing, singular; quantifier: negative existential naught, zero, zip, cipher, cypher, zippo, nada, nil, nix, nothing, null, goose egg, aught
zill 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 very large indeterminate number -
zillion a very large indefinite number (usually hyperbole) jillion, million, gazillion, bazillion, billion, trillion
zinc 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 Zn, atomic number 30
zinc coat or cover with zinc -
zinfandel dry fruity red wine from California -
zing a brief high-pitched buzzing or humming sound -
zing the activeness of an energetic personality dynamism, pizzaz, pizzazz, oomph
zinger a striking or amusing or caustic remark -
zinkenite a steel grey metallic mineral (a sulphide of lead and antimony) -
zinnia any of various plants of the genus Zinnia cultivated for their variously and brightly colored flower heads old maid, old maid flower
zinnwaldite a mica containing iron and lithium -
zip close with a zipper zip up, zipper
zip move very fast hurry, speed, travel rapidly
zip a quantity of no importance; thing (object:), singular, negative pronoun; pronoun, thing, singular; quantifier: negative existential naught, zero, cipher, cypher, zilch, zippo, nada, nil, nix, nothing, null, goose egg, aught
zip forceful exertion energy, vigor, vigour
zip a fastener for locking together two toothed edges by means of a sliding tab zip fastener, zipper, slide fastener
zipper a fastener for locking together two toothed edges by means of a sliding tab zip, zip fastener, slide fastener
zipper close with a zipper zip, zip up
zippo a quantity of no importance; thing (object:), singular, negative pronoun; pronoun, thing, singular; quantifier: negative existential naught, zero, zip, cipher, cypher, zilch, nada, nil, nix, nothing, null, goose egg, aught
zippy quick and energetic rattling, merry, snappy, spanking, alert, brisk, lively
zippy marked by lively action peppy, spirited, bouncing, bouncy
zircon a common mineral occurring in small crystals; chief source of zirconium; used as a refractory when opaque and as a gem when transparent zirconium silicate
zirconia a white crystalline oxide; used in refractories and in insulation and abrasives and enamels and glazes zirconium dioxide, zirconium oxide
zirconium 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 Zr, atomic number 40
zit a small inflamed elevation of the skin; a pustule or papule; common symptom in acne hickey, pimple
zither a musical stringed instrument with strings stretched over a flat sounding board; it is laid flat and played with a plectrum and with fingers zithern, cither
zithern a musical stringed instrument with strings stretched over a flat sounding board; it is laid flat and played with a plectrum and with fingers zither, cither
ziti medium-sized tubular pasta in short pieces -
zizz a buzzing or whizzing sound -
zizz a nap -
zloty the basic unit of money in Poland -
zoanthropy the delusion that you have assumed the form of an animal -
zoarium a colony of zooids. -
zodiac a belt-shaped region in the heavens on either side to the ecliptic; divided into 12 constellations or signs for astrological purposes -
zodiac (astrology) a circular diagram representing the 12 zodiacal constellations and showing their signs -
zodiacal relating to or included in the zodiac -
zoftig (of a female body) healthily plump and vigorous zaftig, buxom
zoic pertaining to animals or animal life or action -
zombi (voodooism) a spirit or supernatural force that reanimates a dead body zombie, zombi spirit, zombie spirit
zombi a god of voodoo cults of African origin worshipped especially in West Indies zombie, snake god
zombi a dead body that has been brought back to life by a supernatural force zombie, living dead
zombi someone who acts or responds in a mechanical or apathetic way automaton, zombie
zombi several kinds of rum with fruit juice and usually apricot liqueur zombie
zombie a dead body that has been brought back to life by a supernatural force zombi, living dead
zombie (voodooism) a spirit or supernatural force that reanimates a dead body zombi, zombi spirit, zombie spirit
zombie a god of voodoo cults of African origin worshipped especially in West Indies zombi, snake god
zombie someone who acts or responds in a mechanical or apathetic way automaton, zombi
zombie several kinds of rum with fruit juice and usually apricot liqueur zombi
zona (anatomy) any encircling or beltlike structure zone
zonal relating to or of the nature of a zone zonary
zonal associated with or divided into zones -
zonary relating to or of the nature of a zone zonal
zone a locally circumscribed place characterized by some distinctive features -
zone any of the regions of the surface of the Earth loosely divided according to latitude or longitude geographical zone
zone an area or region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic -
zone (anatomy) any encircling or beltlike structure zona
zone regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns district
zone separate or apportion into sections partition
zoning dividing an area into zones or sections reserved for different purposes such as residence and business and manufacturing etc -
zonula small beltlike zone zonule
zonule small beltlike zone zonula
zoo the facility where wild animals are housed for exhibition menagerie, zoological garden
zooecdysone The term 'zooecdysone' refers to the molting hormones of insects. -