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  • English Word Zenith Definition hence, figuratively, the point of culmination; the greatest height; the height of success or prosperity.
  • English Word Zenithal Definition Of or pertaining to the zenith.
  • English Word Zeolite Definition A term now used to designate any one of a family of minerals, hydrous silicates of alumina, with lime, soda, potash, or rarely baryta. Here are included natrolite, stilbite, analcime, chabazite, thomsonite, heulandite, and others. These species occur of secondary origin in the cavities of amygdaloid, basalt, and lava, also, less frequently, in granite and gneiss. So called because many of these species intumesce before the blowpipe.
  • English Word Zeolitic Definition Of or pertaining to a zeolite; consisting of, or resembling, a zeolite.
  • English Word Zeolitiform Definition Having the form of a zeolite.
  • English Word Zephyr Definition The west wind; poetically, any soft, gentle breeze.
  • English Word Zephyrus Definition The west wind, or zephyr; -- usually personified, and made the most mild and gentle of all the sylvan deities.
  • English Word Zequin Definition See Sequin.
  • English Word Zerda Definition The fennec.
  • English Word Zeriba Definition Same as Zareba.
  • English Word Zero Definition Fig.: The lowest point; the point of exhaustion; as, his patience had nearly reached zero.
  • English Word Zero Definition The point from which the graduation of a scale, as of a thermometer, commences.
  • English Word Zero Definition A cipher; nothing; naught.
  • English Word Zeroes Definition of Zero
  • English Word Zeros Definition of Zero
  • English Word Zest Definition A piece of orange or lemon peel, or the aromatic oil which may be squeezed from such peel, used to give flavor to liquor, etc.
  • English Word Zest Definition Hence, something that gives or enhances a pleasant taste, or the taste itself; an appetizer; also, keen enjoyment; relish; gusto.
  • English Word Zest Definition The woody, thick skin inclosing the kernel of a walnut.
  • English Word Zest Definition To cut into thin slips, as the peel of an orange, lemon, etc.; to squeeze, as peel, over the surface of anything.
  • English Word Zest Definition To give a relish or flavor to; to heighten the taste or relish of; as, to zest wine.
  • English Word Zested Definition of Zest
  • English Word Zesting Definition of Zest
  • English Word Zeta Definition A Greek letter corresponding to our z.
  • English Word Zetetic Definition Seeking; proceeding by inquiry.
  • English Word Zetetic Definition A seeker; -- a name adopted by some of the Pyrrhonists.
  • English Word Zetetics Definition A branch of algebra which relates to the direct search for unknown quantities.
  • English Word Zeuglodon Definition A genus of extinct Eocene whales, remains of which have been found in the Gulf States. The species had very long and slender bodies and broad serrated teeth. See Phocodontia.
  • English Word Zeuglodont Definition Any species of Zeuglodonta.
  • English Word Zeuglodonta Definition Same as Phocodontia.
  • English Word Zeugma Definition A figure by which an adjective or verb, which agrees with a nearer word, is, by way of supplement, referred also to another more remote; as, "hic illius arma, hic currus fuit;" where fuit, which agrees directly with currus, is referred also to arma.