zee

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See also: zée and žee

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

1670s: variant of British English zed, believed to make it rhyme 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).

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Noun[edit]

zee ‎(plural zees) (chiefly US, Newfoundland, sometimes Canada)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Z/z.
  2. Something Z-shaped. Found in compounds such as zee-bar.
  3. (colloquial) (usually plural) Sleep (as in "get some zees").
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Synonyms[edit]
  • zed (UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa)
  • izzard (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.

Etymology 2[edit]

Article[edit]

zee

  1. Eye dialect spelling of the, representing primarily French-accented English.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch see, from Old Dutch sēo, from Proto-Germanic *saiwiz. Compare Low German See, West Frisian see, German See, English sea, Danish .

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Noun[edit]

zee f ‎(plural zeeën, diminutive zeetje n)

  1. sea
    De oude man en de zee.
    The Old Man and the Sea.

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Estonian[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

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

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

zee

  1. vocative singular of zeus

Swahili[edit]

Adjective[edit]

-zee ‎(declinable)

  1. old

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