Zombie is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand zombie (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use zombie in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of zombie, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of zombie, followed by 48 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - a god of voodoo cults of African origin worshipped especially in West Indies
EXAMPLES - Zombie in a Sentence
- Being a zombie is even better than being an insect. (source)
- This seems like a natural progression in zombie tales. (source)
- They say he used so-called zombie computers to send them. (source)
- The man who invented the modern zombie is officially senile. (source)
- They also say he used so-called zombie computer to send them. (source)
- They say that he used so-called zombie computers to send them. (source)
- Since then the phrase zombie has introduced a whole series of quotes. (source)
- December 18th, 2009 at 12: 41 pm catherine frosty as zombie is hilarious! (source)
- Experience the indispensable series that defines the very best in zombie literature. (source)
- For the record, being a cosmic zombie is something I would wish for all my loved ones. (source)
- Another contact at CitiGroup said the bank had become a "zombie" - dead, but still alive. (source)
- "They don't even like to say the word zombie, even though their country is besieged by zombies. (source)
- Reinforcing their Dixie base of lynchers and hate radio zombie is not gonna be good for the GOP. (source)
- Once inside, it creates a so-called zombie computer that can be controlled by the worm's designer. (source)
- And a zombie is a non-conscious entity, in the movies, but there are also philosophical zombies that Dave (source)
- Same section as last time, but now Johnny has lip sync, the zombie is properly rotoscoped, and so is Barbara. (source)
- Discovery Channel fans might recall the zombie snails, who are controlled by the parasite that possesses them. (source)
- Stuart Gordon says the term zombie originates from the African Congo word zumbi, which means 'enslaved spirit.' (source)
- Resolution/Standard Life So-called zombie funds are beginning to look like the insurance sector's liveliest act. (source)
- So when I use the term zombie I am not referring to a specific bank today, but rather the effect this legislation has. (source)
- It had to be some kind of demon, had to be, because the word her brain came up with, the word zombie, was not possible. (source)
- Of spam is estimated to come from so-called zombie computers -- usually home PCs hijacked without the owners 'knowledge. (source)
- A zombie is another name for The Walking Dead -- those who are lifeless, apathetic, or totally lacking in independent judgment. (source)
- ROBERTS: Before the break we told you about the shooting spree in Seattle earlier this year, the so-called zombie rave killings. (source)
- Even worse, the term zombie is used to describe people and institutions that should be capable of decisive action at this critical moment. (source)
- The administration's watered-down stress tests will come up, as will its perplexing failure to deal firmly with the so-called zombie banks. (source)
- ROBERTS: Another deadly shooting spree, the so-called zombie rave killings early this year in Seattle, seven people killed including the gunman. (source)
- Oxford Internet Institute decided that what the world really needed was a map of the frequency of the word "zombie" in internet searches around the world. (source)
- Most recently two Tornado F3 fighters were launched from RAF Leuchars in Fife in the early hours of 10 March to intercept a "zombie" - or unknown aircraft. (source)
- He aims to rid Japan of so-called zombie companies (like the massive and terminally ill retail giant Daiei) that have long been living on loans they can't repay. (source)
- Watching Angelina sunbathe, dine, dance, and eventually get "intimate" with a zombie is far more entertaining than watching her do the same with guys from Miami Beach. (source)
- Bank lending declines by 2 percent each year, with most new credit going to so-called zombie companies -- construction and retail failures kept alive with zero-interest loans. (source)
- I'm beginning to think that the definition of "zombie" is quickly changing (again), and soon no one will remember that a very necessary part of being a zombie is being, you know, dead. (source)
- Even though I'm not the biggest fan of journal entry style fiction, I'm more than willing to make an exception for this title that seems to be one of the preeminent titles in zombie fiction. (source)
- Even Citigroup and Merrill Lynch, which have been called zombie banks, paid $5.33 billion and $3.6 billion in bonuses, respectively -- although they lost more than $27 billion each in earnings. (source)
- The term zombie company is a throwback to the 1990s when the Japan's asset bubble burst and large corporations avoided bankruptcy by being kept alive with loans from banks that also held their stock. (source)
- Currently tagged for a 2010 release date, we could be looking at the first decent American response to "Shawn of the Dead," which currently sits virtually unchallenged atop the all-too-thin zombie comedy genre. (source)
- Then you can rent a botnet for 24 hours to launch distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, sell fake antivirus software and relay spam to unsuspecting email users via millions of compromised -- aka zombie -- PCs (source)
- Then you can rent a botnet for 24 hours to launch distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, sell fake antivirus software and relay spam to unsuspecting email users via millions of compromised -- aka zombie -- PCs. (source)
- I know that there technically is only one cure for being a zombie, which is decapitation, but I think a spiritual decapitation and a replacement with a real, thinking, breathing, praying head will cure the zombie as well. (source)
- And I know you can't comment specifically on any deals but maybe you could just talk about what you're seeing up in your marker right now, on sort of whether there is an increase in sort of what I call zombie banks versus FDIC deals. (source)
- For sure, being a zombie is a serious lifestyle decision, but it doesn't mean you still can't be a Anyway, I dropped into 2F in Sanlitun, a bar that has developed a loyal following and a neighborhood vibe over the past year, and talked to co-owner and manager (source)
- Consumers with so-called zombie debt -- old loans they may have paid off years ago that can resurface when an aggressive debt collector erroneously demands payment -- are also likely to get some relief, if those debts also were discharged under Chapter 7 protection. (source)
- And speaking of "screw 'em", the fiscal and monetary insanities of Obama and Bernanke means that you, me and everyone you know are one of "'em", and the only hope you have is to buy gold and silver like some crazed zombie, which is the only thing that really worked in the last (source)
- Second, the lion's share of spam emanates from compromised -- aka zombie -- PCs controlled by massive, distributed botnets such as Zeus, which can be created and managed using automated botnet toolkits, which lowers the barrier to entry for criminals without advanced coding skills. (source)
- Anecdotally, we hear that while regulators are being accommodating to banks on existing problems credits, they are being very restrictive on the extension of new credit, resulting in enough "zombie" - ness to prevent them thus far from playing the robust role needed in the recovery. (source)
- I told the skipper that if he wanted to blow up the Dolphin, as good a way as any was to let those torpedomen keep on working -- they were starting to stagger around like zombies, and a zombie is the last person you want to have working on the highly complicated innards of a torpedo. (source)
- There were actually parts of this - tender quotes here and there, coupled with the apolitical bleakness of the surroundings - that might have converted me if I were, say, a teenager listening to Flyleaf trying to reconcile my interest in zombie apocalypses with my religious upbringing. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 48 example sentences provided below is 54.0, which suggests that "zombie" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 19 synonyms for zombie.
card, case, clown, crank, customer, duck, eccentric, figure, freak, nut, oddball, oddity, original, personage, personality, queer, spook, wack, weirdo
We have 3 antonyms for zombie.
normality, regularity, standard
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of zombie from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) A snake god of voodoo cults in West Africa, Haiti, and the southern United States.
- (noun) A supernatural power or spell that according to voodoo belief can enter into and reanimate a corpse.
- (noun) A corpse revived in this way.
- (noun) One who looks or behaves like an automaton.
- (noun) A tall mixed drink made of various rums, liqueur, and fruit juice.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A snake god or fetish in religions of West Africa and elsewhere.
- (noun) A person, usually undead, animated by unnatural forces (such as magic), with no soul or will of his/her own.
- (noun) A deceased person who becomes reanimate to attack the living.
- (noun) An apathetic person.
- (noun) A human being in a state of extreme mental exhaustion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) a god of voodoo cults of African origin worshipped especially in West Indies
- (noun) a dead body that has been brought back to life by a supernatural force
- (noun) (voodooism) a spirit or supernatural force that reanimates a dead body
- (noun) several kinds of rum with fruit juice and usually apricot liqueur
- (noun) someone who acts or responds in a mechanical or apathetic way