noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French zede, from Late Latin zeta zeta, from Greek zēta Date: 13th century chiefly British the letter z

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  • Zed — (pronEng|ˈzɛd) is the name of the last letter of the alphabet Z used by the majority of English speaking people outside of the United States (where its name is zee (IPA|/ziː/)). The name zed is derived from the Greek letter zeta, which also… …   Wikipedia

  • Zed — steht für: Lanetro Zed, internationaler Anbieter für Klingeltöne und Mobiltelefon Anwendungen Zed (Band), neuseeländische Pop Rock Band Zed (England), englische Metal Band ZeD, kanadische Fernsehsendung Diese Seite ist eine …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • ZED — might mean:*In building, a zero energy development, zero energy design or zero emissions development *In music, ZED, a former sludge/groove metal band from Philadelphia. *The letter Z in the Latin alphabet *The character Zed played by Peter… …   Wikipedia

  • Zed — ed, n. [F., probably through It. zeta, fr. L. zeta. See {Zeta}.] The letter {Z}; called also {zee}, and formerly {izzard}. Zed, thou unnecessary letter! Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • zed — [zed] n BrE zee [zi:] AmE [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: zède, from Greek zeta letter name] a way of writing the letter z that shows how you pronounce it …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • zed — [ zed ] noun count the letter Z in British English, used for showing how it is pronounced …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • zed — [zed] n. [ME < MFr zede < LL zeta < Gr zēta] Brit. the letter Z …   English World dictionary

  • Zed. — Zed., bei Tiernamen Abkürzung für Johann Georg Heinrich Zeder, geb. in Lichtenfels, gest. 1803 als Arzt in Bamberg (Eingeweidewürmer) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • zed — /zed/, n. Chiefly Brit. 1. the letter Z or z. 2. a Z bar. [1400 50; late ME < MF zede < L zeta < Gk zêta ZETA] * * * …   Universalium

  • Zed — /zed/, n. a male given name, form of Zedekiah. * * * …   Universalium

  • Zed — m English (esp. U.S.): short form of the much rarer full name Zedekiah. This name, meaning ‘justice of Yahweh’ in Hebrew, is borne in the Bible by three separate characters …   First names dictionary

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