Meaning of Z in English



Pronunciation: ' z ē , Canad, Brit, & Austral ' zed, chiefly dial ' i-z ə rd

Function: noun

Inflected Form: plural z's or zs

Usage: often cap

often attrib

before 12th century

1 a : the 26th and last letter of the English alphabet b : a graphic representation of this letter c : a speech counterpart of orthographic z

2 : a graphic device for reproducing the letter z

3 : one designated z especially as the 26th in order or class or the third in order or class when x is made the first

4 : something shaped like the letter Z

5 : WINK 1 ― usually used in plural <catch some z's before dinner>

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.