Zed meaning

zĕd
(intransitive, rare) To zigzag; to move with sharp alternating turns.
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Zed is the British name for the letter Z.

An example of zed is the common map book used in London called the A to Z, pronounced a to zed.

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The letter z.
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The letter Z.
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A ZigBee terminal device, such as a sensor, that can perform only a single monitoring or control function. A ZED comprises a low-cost microprocessor, RAM and ROM, a long-life battery, and a low-power radio and controller. A ZED is small enough to be embedded in a light switch, smoke or carbon dioxide detector, thermostat, security sensor, utility meter, or medical sensor. A ZED can communication only with a ZigBee Router (ZR), and not other ZEDs. See also ZigBee and ZR.
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(UK, Canada) The name of the Latin-script letter Z/z.
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(UK, colloquial) (usually plural) Sleep (as in "get some zeds").
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(intransitive, informal) To sleep or nap. (Compare zzz, catch some z's.)
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Something Z-shaped. Found in compounds such as zed-bar.
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Origin of zed

  • Middle English from Old French zede from Late Latin zēta zeta from Greek zeta
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zÄ“ta)
    From Wiktionary