Main definitions of Z in English

: Z1Z2

Z1

(also z)

Pronunciation /zē/ /zi/

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nounZs, Z's

  • 1The twenty-sixth letter of the alphabet.

    1. 1.1Denoting the next after Y in a set of items, categories, etc.
    2. 1.2Denoting a third unknown or unspecified person or thing.
      • ‘X sold a car to Y (a car dealer) who in turn sold it to Z (a finance company)’
    3. 1.3usually zThe third unknown quantity in an algebraic expression.
    4. 1.4usually zDenoting the third axis in a three-dimensional system of coordinates.
      • ‘the z -axis’
  • 2A shape like that of a capital Z.

    • ‘the same old Z-shaped crack in the paving stone’
  • 3Used in repeated form to represent the sound of buzzing or snoring.

    • ‘I'm being overcome with weariness as I write … zzzzz, zzzzz’

Phrases

    catch some (or a few) Zs
    North American informal
    • Get some sleep.

      • ‘I'll go back to the hotel and catch some Zs’
      • ‘I was catching a few Zs on the lower bunk in our call room.’
      • ‘Why is it whenever I try to catch some Zs all I can hear is you two squawking?’

Main definitions of Z in English

: Z1Z2

Z2

Pronunciation /zē/ /zi/

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abbreviation

  • Zambia (international vehicle registration).

Chemistry
  • Atomic number.