z /ˈzi, ||ˈzɛd, ||ˈɪzɚ/
Z Z, the twenty-sixth and last letter of the English alphabet, is a vocal consonant. It is taken from the Latin letter Z, which came from the Greek alphabet, this having it from a Semitic source. The ultimate origin is probably Egyptian. Etymologically, it is most closely related to s, y, and j; as in glass, glaze; E. yoke, Gr. ░, L. yugum; E. zealous, jealous. See Guide to Pronunciation, §§ 273, 274.
n 1: the ending of a series or sequence; "the Alpha and the
Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the
end"--Revelation [syn: omega]
2: the 26th letter of the Roman alphabet; "the British call Z
zed and the Scots call it ezed but Americans call it zee";
"he doesn't know A from izzard" [syn: zee, zed, ezed,