zee

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See also: Zee, zée, zêe, and žee

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

1670s: variant of zed, by analogy with other letters such as bee, dee, tee and vee, and standardized by Noah Webster; from Middle French zede, from Late Latin zeta, from Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta), from Hebrew ז(zayin).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈziː/
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  • (Philippine) IPA(key): /ˈzeɪː/ (colloquial)
  • Rhymes: -iː

Noun[edit]

zee (plural zees) (chiefly US, Newfoundland, Philippines, increasingly Canada)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Z.
    • 1984 Waite, Prata & Martin, C (Computer Program Language), p. 190
      Thus first C checks to see if ex and wye are equal. The resulting value of 1 or 0 (true or false) then is compared to the value of zee.
  2. Something Z-shaped. Found in compounds.
    zee-bar.
  3. (colloquial, usually in the plural) Sleep.
    Time to get some zees.
Synonyms[edit]
  • zed (UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa)
  • izzard (Hong Kong, Scotland, South Asia)
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Verb[edit]

zee (third-person singular simple present zees, present participle zeeing, simple past and past participle zeed) (chiefly US, Newfoundland)

  1. (intransitive, informal) To sleep or nap. (Compare zzz, catch some z's.)
  2. (intransitive, rare) To zigzag; to move with sharp alternating turns.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Article[edit]

zee

  1. Pronunciation spelling of the, representing primarily French or German accented English.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch sêe, from Old Dutch sēo, from Proto-West Germanic *saiwi, from Proto-Germanic *saiwiz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

zee f (plural zeeën, diminutive zeetje n)

  1. sea
    Ze zeilden over de open zee om nieuwe landen te ontdekken.They sailed the open sea to discover new lands.
    Ik wil volgend jaar naar de zee verhuizen.I want to move to the sea next year.
    Het kleine zeetje was een populaire plek voor lokale vissers.The small sea was a popular spot for local fishermen.
  2. sea (a vast mass, expanse; multitude)
    Er was een zee van mensen bij het concert.There was a sea of people at the concert.
    Hij keek uit over een zee van bloemen.He looked out over a sea of flowers.
    De hemel was een eindeloze zee van sterren.The sky was an endless sea of stars.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: see
  • Berbice Creole Dutch: sei
  • Javindo: see
  • Negerhollands: see
  • Saramaccan:
  • Sranan Tongo: se

Estonian[edit]

Noun[edit]

zee (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Z.

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

zee

  1. vocative singular of zeus

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From zeu.

Noun[edit]

zee f (plural zee)

  1. goddess

Declension[edit]

San Juan Guelavía Zapotec[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Zoogocho Zapotec za'a.

Noun[edit]

zee

  1. a fresh ear of corn

References[edit]

  • López Antonio, Joaquín; Jones, Ted; Jones, Kris (2012) Vocabulario breve del Zapoteco de San Juan Guelavía[1] (in Spanish), second electronic edition, Tlalpan, D.F.: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C., pages 20

Swahili[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

-zee (declinable)

  1. old

Declension[edit]

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Related terms[edit]

Yola[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English zi, from Old English sēon, from Proto-West Germanic *sehwan.

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

zee (simple past zide)

  1. to see

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

zee

  1. Alternative form of zea (sea)

References[edit]

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, page 80 & 81