Definitions for Zombieˈzɒm bi

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

zom•bieˈzɒm bi(n.)

  1. (in voodoo) the body of a dead person supernaturally imbued with the semblance of life and set to perform tasks as a mute, will-less slave. a living person enslaved in the same manner after the soul has been magically removed.

    Category: Mythology

  2. a person whose behavior or responses are wooden, listless, or mechanical; automaton. an eccentric or peculiar person.

    Category: Informal

  3. a drink made with several kinds of rum, fruit juice, and sugar.

    Category: Viniculture/Winemaking

Origin of zombie:

1865–75, Amer.; appar. < Kongo or Kimbundu nzambi god

zom′bi•ism(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. zombi, zombie, living dead(noun)

    a dead body that has been brought back to life by a supernatural force

  2. zombi, zombie, zombi spirit, zombie spirit(noun)

    (voodooism) a spirit or supernatural force that reanimates a dead body

  3. zombi, zombie, snake god(noun)

    a god of voodoo cults of African origin worshipped especially in West Indies

  4. automaton, zombi, zombie(noun)

    someone who acts or responds in a mechanical or apathetic way

    "only an automaton wouldn't have noticed"

  5. zombie, zombi(noun)

    several kinds of rum with fruit juice and usually apricot liqueur

Wiktionary

  1. zombie(Noun)

    A snake god or fetish in religions of West Africa and elsewhere.

  2. zombie(Noun)

    A person, usually undead, animated by unnatural forces (such as magic), with no soul or will of his/her own.

  3. zombie(Noun)

    A deceased person who becomes reanimate to attack the living.

    I shot a zombie. He was a zombie, Kenneth. The pilot was bitten before he picked us up!

  4. zombie(Noun)

    An apathetic person.

  5. zombie(Noun)

    A human being in a state of extreme mental exhaustion.

    After working for 18 hours on the computer, I was a zombie.

  6. zombie(Noun)

    An information worker who has signed a nondisclosure agreement.

  7. zombie(Noun)

    A process or task which has terminated but was not removed from the list of processes, typically because it has child processes that have not yet terminated.

  8. zombie(Noun)

    A computer affected by malware which causes it to do whatever the attacker wants it to do without the user's knowledge.

  9. zombie(Noun)

    A cocktail of rum and fruit juices.

  10. zombie(Noun)

    Nickname for a conscripted member of the Canadian military during World War II who was assigned to home defence rather than to combat in Europe.

  11. zombie(Noun)

    A hypothetical person who lacks self awareness.

  12. Origin: From Bantu. Compare Kikongo zumbi (fetish), Kimbundu nzambi (god), and Caribbean folklore's jumbee (a spirit or demon). May also be related to sombra.

Freebase

  1. Zombie

    A zombie is an animated corpse resurrected by mystical means, such as witchcraft. The term is often figuratively applied to describe a hypnotized person bereft of consciousness and self-awareness, yet ambulant and able to respond to surrounding stimuli. Since the late 19th century, zombies have acquired notable popularity, especially in North American and European folklore. In modern times, the term "zombie" has been applied to an undead being in horror fiction, often drawing from the depiction of zombies in George A. Romero's 1968 film Night of the Living Dead. They have appeared as plot devices in various books, films, television shows, video games and comics.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. zombie

    1. [Unix] A process that has died but has not yet relinquished its process table slot (because the parent process hasn't executed a wait(2) for it yet). These can be seen in ps(1) listings occasionally. Compare orphan. 2. A machine, especially someone's home box, that has been cracked and is being used as part of a second-stage attack by miscreants trying to mask their home IP address. Especially used of machines being exploited in large gangs for a mechanized denial-of-service attack like Tribe Flood Network; the image that goes with this is of a veritable army of zombies mindlessly doing the bidding of a necromancer.


Translations for Zombie

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

zombie(noun)

a slow-moving person of very little intelligence.

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