zee

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See also: Zee, zée, zêe, and žee

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

1670s: variant of British English 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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  • Rhymes: -iː

Noun[edit]

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

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

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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.
  2. a vast mass, expanse; multitude

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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

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]

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Adjective[edit]

-zee (declinable)

  1. old

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Yola[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

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Verb[edit]

zee

  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