Statistics for Words That Start With Z in the Dictionary

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DefinitionWord% Correct
Slang for pizza.Za
97%
To move in one of the two directions followed in a zigzag course.Zig
72%
A parklike area in which live animals are kept in cages or large enclosures for public exhibition.Zoo
69%
A Japanese school of Mahayana Buddhism emphasizing the value of meditation and intuition.Zen
66%
Fervor for a person, cause, or object; eager desire or endeavor; enthusiastic diligence; ardor.Zeal
62%
Any continuous area that differs in some respect, or is distinguished for some purpose, from adjoining areas, or within which certain distinctive circumstances exist or are established.Zone
62%
To move in one of the two directions followed in a zigzag course.Zag
59%
A genus of large grasses having broad ribbon-shaped leaves and monoecious flowers of which the staminate forms an ample terminal panicle and the pistillate is in a sessile axillary spike enveloped by numerous bractsZea
59%
Any of several horselike African mammals of the genus Equus, each species having a characteristic pattern of black or dark-brown stripes on a whitish background.Zebra
59%
A trace element that is necessary for a healthy immune system.Zinc
59%
Fasten with a zipper.Zip
59%
Any of the free-swimming larva of certain crustaceans, as the crab, having rudimentary legs and a spiny carapace.Zoea
59%
The science or branch of biology dealing with animals.Zoology
59%
To move quickly or suddenly with a loud humming or buzzing sound.Zoom
59%
The letter Z or z. (or letter used by bearded band in UK and Canada)Zed
52%
No quantity or number.Zero
52%
A line, course, or progression characterized by sharp turns first to one side and then to the other.Zigzag
48%
A pimple on the skin.Zit
48%
To kill or shoot.Zap
45%
Ludicrously or whimsically comical; clownish.Zany
41%
The point on the celestial sphere vertically above a given position or observer.Zenith
41%
Anything added to impart flavor, enhance one's appreciation, etc.Zest
41%
A device used for fastening clothing consisting of two toothed tracks or spiral metal or plastic coils and a piece that either interlocks or separates them when pulled.Zipper
41%
A variety of summer squash that is shaped like a cucumber and that has a smooth, dark-green skin.Zucchini
41%
Vitality, animation, or zest.Zing
38%
Full of, characterized by, or due to zeal; ardently active, devoted, or diligent.Zealous
34%
A type of Oriental cymbal.Zel
34%
A common mineral, zirconium silicate, ZrSiO4, occurring in small tetragonal crystals or grains of various colors: used as a refractory when opaque and as a gem when transparent.Zircon
34%
The body of a dead person given the semblance of life, but mute and will-less, by a supernatural force, usually for some evil purpose.Zombie
34%
The cell produced by the union of two gametes, before it undergoes cleavage.Zygote
34%
A large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments).Zep
31%
Full of zest; piquant.Zesty
31%
A quick, witty, or pointed remark or retort.Zinger
31%
Any of several composite plants of the genus Zinnia, native to Mexico and adjacent areas, having variously colored, many-rayed flower heads.Zinnia
31%
To become unconscious from alcohol or narcotic drugs; pass out.Zonk
31%
The sixth letter of the Greek alphabet.Zeta
28%
An extremely large, indeterminate number.Zillion
28%
To turn (someone) into a zombie.Zombify
28%
Of or relating to a zone or zones.Zonal
28%
An irrational or disproportionate fear of animals.Zoophobia
28%
A Latin-American of mixed indigenous and African ancestry.Zambo
24%
A machine used to resurface ice for skating.Zamboni
24%
Bright, fresh, or lively.Zippy
24%
Pasta in the form of tubes resembling large macaroni.Ziti
24%
A person who feeds and tends animals in a zoo.Zookeeper
24%
An abnormal fondness or preference for animals.Zoophilia
24%
A hatchetlike tool for cutting and punching nail holes in roofing slate.Zax
21%
A person who shows enthusiastic diligence.Zealot
21%
(In the former U.S.S.R.) An inmate of a forced-labor camp.Zek
21%
A gentle, mild breeze.Zephyr
21%
(Among the ancient Babylonians and Assyrians) a temple of Sumerian origin in the form of a pyramidal tower.Ziggurat
21%
Zero; nothing.Zilch
21%
A musical instrument, consisting of a flat sounding box with numerous strings stretched over it, that is placed on a horizontal surface and played with a plectrum and the fingertips.Zither
21%
An imaginary belt of the heavens, extending about 8° on each side of the ecliptic, within which are the apparent paths of the sun, moon, and principal planets.Zodiac
21%
Marked with zones, as of color, texture, or the like.Zonate
21%
Any of various South American weevils of the genus Zyzzyva, often destructive to plants.Zyzzyva
21%
A large dirigible balloon consisting of a long, cylindrical, covered framework containing compartments or cells filled with gas, and of various structures for holding the engines, passengers, etc.Zeppelin
17%
A person of incalculably great wealth.Zillionaire
17%
A black vinifera grape, grown in California.Zinfandel
17%
A metallic element found combined in zircon, baddeleyite, etc., resembling titanium chemically.Zirconium
17%
A blues-influenced type of Cajun dance music popular in Louisiana and Texas, and usually played on accordion, guitar, and violin.Zydeco
17%
The specific principle regarded as the cause of a zymotic disease.Zyme
17%
A paper money and monetary unit of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, equal to 100 makuta.Zaire
14%
Any of various plants of the genus Zamia, chiefly of tropical and subtropical America, having a short, tuberous stem and a crown of palmlike pinnate leaves.Zamia
14%
One of a domesticated form of cattle, Bos taurus indicus, of India, having a large hump over the shoulders and a large dewlap.Zebu
14%
The defining spirit or mood of a particular period of history as shown by the ideas and beliefs of the time.Zeitgeist
14%
A tool for cutting roof slate.Zex
14%
A nickel coin and monetary unit of Poland, equal to 100 groszy.Zloty
14%
Any of the individuals of a compound organism.Zoon
14%
An ancient Hebrew silver coin, the fourth part of a silver shekel.Zuz
14%
A foamy, custardlike mixture of egg yolks, sugar, and Marsala wine, usually served hot or chilled as a dessert.Zabaglione
10%
(of a woman) Having a pleasantly plump figure.Zaftig
10%
a small, slender freshwater fish, Brachydanio rerio, having luminous bluish-black and silvery-gold horizontal stripes: popular in home aquariums.Zebrafish
10%
A soft, yellow powder of simple proteins obtained from corn, used chiefly in the manufacture of textile fibers, plastics, and paper coatings.Zein
10%
Coming in a series before the first.Zeroth
10%
270bytes; 1024 exabyte.Zettabyte
10%
The use of a word to modify or govern two or more words when it is appropriate to only one of them or is appropriate to each but in a different way.Zeugma
10%
Full of zing; lively; zesty; exciting.Zingy
10%
Any organic body or cell capable of spontaneous movement and of an existence more or less apart from or independent of the parent organism.Zooid
10%
(Used to express keen pleasure, astonishment, approval, etc.)Zowie
10%
The financial community of Japan.Zaikai
7%
(In the Levant) A holder, usually of ornamental metal, for a coffee cup without a handle.Zarf
7%
Any of several trees, especially Connarus guianensis, of tropical America, yielding a striped, hard wood used for making furniture.Zebrawood
7%
The offspring of a zebra and a donkey.Zedonk
7%
One sextillion (1021) hertz.Zettahertz
7%
A meeting of dervishes at which a phrase containing a name of God is chanted rhythmically to induce a state of ecstasy.Zikr
7%
Pertaining to or contaning zinc.Zincic
7%
The state or condition of being zonate.Zonation
7%
A weasellike African animal, Ictonyx striatus, resembling a skunk in coloration and habits.Zoril
7%
Any of several low-growing grasses of the genus Zoysia, especially Z. matrella, native to tropical Asia and widely used for lawns.Zoysia
7%
A situation in which a player is limited to moves that cost pieces or have a damaging positional effect.Zugzwang
7%
A soup or chowder.Zuppa
7%
A molecule, especially an amino acid, containing a positively charged ion at one end and a negatively charged ion at the other.Zwitterion
7%
(Formerly) The science dealing with fermentation and the action of enzymes; enzymology.Zymology
7%
Any of several related Mediterranean herbs, as wild marjoram or thyme.Zaatar
3%
A person of outstanding virtue and piety.Zaddik
3%
(In the Sudan and adjoining regions) A protective enclosure, as of thorn bushes.Zareba
3%
A Spanish opera having spoken dialogue and often a satirically treated, topical theme.Zarzuela
3%
The seventh letter of the Hebrew alphabet.Zayin
3%
The offspring of a zebra and an ass.Zebrass
3%
The offspring of a female horse and a male zebra.Zebrula
3%
A small shining disk or spangle used for ornamentation, as on women's clothing and accessories or on theatrical costumes. Another word for sequin.Zechin
3%
(Hebrew) Charity or the giving of charity.Zedakah
3%
Any of several trees of a certain genus native to Asia, related to and resembling the elms.Zelkova
3%
One of a system of elected local assemblies established in 1864 by Alexander II to replace the authority of the nobles in administering local affairs after the abolition of serfdom: became the core of the liberal movement from 1905 to 1917.Zemstvo
3%
One sextillionth (10-21) of a second.Zeptosecond
3%
A hybrid of a cow and a yak.Zho
3%
(In British India) Any of the districts into which a province was divided for administrative purposes.Zillah
3%
Belonging to the Zingiberaceae, the ginger family of plants.Zingiberaceous
3%
A steel-gray mineral with metallic luster, lead antimony sulfide, Pb6Sb14S27.Zinkenite
3%
An orthorhombic dimorph of clinozoisite.Zoisite
3%
Measurement of the proportionate lengths or sizes of the parts of animals.Zoometry
3%
Of or relating to a deity or other being conceived of as having the form of an animal.Zoomorphic
3%
Any disease of animals communicable to humans.Zoonosis
3%
Any of various invertebrate animals resembling a plant, as a coral or a sea anemone.Zoophyte
3%
Plankton consisting of small animals and the immature stages of larger animals.Zooplankton
3%
The anatomy, especially the comparative anatomy, of animals.Zootomy
3%
Any toxin of animal origin, as a snake or scorpion venom, or serum produced by means of such toxin.Zootoxin
3%
Characteristic of a zoot suiter; extreme or flamboyant in style or appearance.Zooty
3%
Expressing surprise or indignation.Zounds
3%
The union of two gametes; conjugation.Zygosis
3%
The branch of applied chemistry dealing with fermentation, as in winemaking, brewing, the preparation of yeast, etc.Zymurgy
3%
A large, flat cushion, used in Japan for sitting or kneeling on the floor.Zabuton
0%
An artificial mixture, resembling smalt, containing cobalt oxide and, usually, silica, used to produce a blue color in glass and in ceramic glazes.Zaffer
0%
A round cushion used in Zen meditation.Zafu
0%
A large industrial or financial conglomerate of Japan.Zaibatsu
0%
A tax, comprising percentages of personal income of every kind, levied as almsgiving for the relief of the poor: the third of the Pillars of Islam.Zakat
0%
Russian cookery hors d'oeuvres, consisting of tiny open sandwiches spread with caviar, smoked sausage, etc, or a cold dish such as radishes in sour cream, all usually served with vodka.Zakuski
0%
A sheepskin coat of the kind worn by shepherds in Spain.Zamarra
0%
(In British India) A landlord required to pay a land tax to the government.Zamindar
0%
(In British India) A landlord required to pay a land tax to the government.Zamindari
0%
The part of the house in which the women and girls of a family are secluded.Zanana
0%
A freshwater pikeperch, Stizostedion (Lucioperca) lucioperca, of central Europe, valued as a food fish.Zander
0%
A Spanish dance for a solo performer, marked by rhythmic tapping of the heels.Zapateado
0%
A Cuban dance in three-quarter time emphasizing staccato stamping footwork.Zapateo
0%
A Turkish police officer.Zaptiah
0%
A mineral, hydrated basic nickel carbonate, occurring in the form of emerald-green incrustations on chromite and magnetite.Zaratite
0%
Ridges of snow formed on a snowfield by the action of the wind.Zastruga
0%
A cytokinin occurring in corn, spinach, and peas.Zeatin
0%
a small, three-masted vessel of the Mediterranean, formerly much used by corsairs, now employed to some extent in commerce.Zebec
0%
Resembling a zebra.Zebroid
0%
An East Indian drug consisting of the rhizome of either of two species of curcuma, Curcuma zedoaria or C. aromatica, used as a stimulant.Zedoary
0%
An environmental cue, as the length of daylight or the degree of temperature, that helps to regulate the cycles of an organism's biological clock.Zeitgeber
0%
Traditional religious songs that are sung by Jews during the evening meal on Friday and the afternoon meal on Saturday.Zemiroth
0%
The meditation room of a Zen monastery.Zendo
0%
Any of a group of hydrated silicates of aluminum with alkali metals, commonly occurring as secondary minerals in cavities in basic volcanic rocks: used for their molecular sieve properties because they undergo dehydration with little or no change in crystal structure.Zeolite
0%
A clumsy, stupid person.Zhlub
0%
Of or relating to the sable.Zibeline
0%
A civet, Viverra zibetha, of India, the Malay Peninsula, and other parts of Asia.Zibet
0%
The international generic term for azidothymidine.Zidovudine
0%
A cassock with a small cape attached.Zimarra
0%
A complex zither played especially in Hungary.Zimbalon
0%
A salt derived from H2ZnO2, the acid form of amphoteric zinc hydroxide.Zincate
0%
The art or process of producing a printing surface on a zinc plate, especially of producing one in relief by etching away unprotected parts with acid.Zincography
0%
A light tan, water-insoluble compound, C4H6N2S4Zn, used as a fungicide for fruits and vegetables.Zineb
0%
A female member of the Roma, a traditionally nomadic ethnic group.Zingara
0%
A white crystalline powder, C6H12N2S4Zn, almost insoluble in water, soluble in acetone and chloroform: used as a fungicide and rubber accelerator.Ziram
0%
The fringes or tassels formerly worn at the corners of the outer garment and now worn at the four corners of the tallith and the arba kanfoth.Zizith
0%
A mental disorder in which one believes oneself to be an animal.Zoanthropy
0%
A collection of distinct, individual zooids that make up a compound or colonial organism.Zoarium
0%
A public square or plaza, especially in the center of a city or town.Zocalo
0%
A device for giving an illusion of motion, consisting of a slitted drum that, when whirled, shows a succession of images placed opposite the slits within the drum as one moving image.Zoetrope
0%
A sedative hypnotic drug, (C19H21N3O)2·C4H6O6, closely related in effect to the benzodiazepines, used in the treatment of insomnia.Zolpidem
0%
A body segment of a diplopod.Zonite
0%
A little zone, belt, band, or the like.Zonule
0%
A plant whose structure adapts it for dispersion by animals.Zoochore
0%
A motile gamete.Zoogamete
0%
Produced or caused by animals.Zoogenic
0%
A jellylike mass of microorganisms.Zooglea
0%
The branch of zoology dealing with the description of animals.Zoography
0%
The worship of or excessive attention to animals.Zoolatry
0%
The transplantation of living tissue to the human body from an animal of another species.Zooplasty
0%
An asexual spore produced by certain algae and some fungi, capable of moving about by means of flagella.Zoospore
0%
The breeding and domestication of animals; the technology of animal husbandry.Zootechnics
0%
A frieze having representations of people or animals.Zophorus
0%
ShinglesZoster
0%
A style of dance music that originated in Guadeloupe and Martinique, featuring Caribbean rhythms over a disco beat and played with electric guitars and synthesizers.Zouk
0%
A small, round skullcap worn by Roman Catholic ecclesiastics, a priest's being black, a bishop's violet, a cardinal's red, and the pope's white; calotte.Zucchetto
0%
A special egg bread made into rusks.Zwieback
0%
an instrument for measuring the degree of fermentation.Zygophore
0%
Belonging to the Zygophyllaceae, the caltrop family of plants.Zygophyllaceous
0%
The complex of enzymes obtained from yeast, also occurring in bacteria and other organisms, that acts in alcoholic fermentation and other forms of glycolysis.Zymase
0%
Any of various enzyme precursor molecules that may change into an enzyme as a result of catalytic change.Zymogen
0%
An instrument for measuring the degree of fermentation.Zymometer
0%

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