What does zombie mean?

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ˈzɒm bizom·bie

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. zombi, zombie, living deadnoun

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

  2. zombi, zombie, zombi spirit, zombie spiritnoun

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

  3. zombi, zombie, snake godnoun

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

  4. automaton, zombi, zombienoun

    someone who acts or responds in a mechanical or apathetic way

    "only an automaton wouldn't have noticed"

  5. zombie, zombinoun

    several kinds of rum with fruit juice and usually apricot liqueur

Wiktionary

  1. zombienoun

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

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

  2. zombienoun

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

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

  3. zombienoun

    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!

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

  4. zombienoun

    An apathetic person.

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

  5. zombienoun

    A human being in a state of extreme mental exhaustion.

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

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

  6. zombienoun

    An information worker who has signed a nondisclosure agreement.

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

  7. zombienoun

    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.

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

  8. zombienoun

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

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

  9. zombienoun

    A cocktail of rum and fruit juices.

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

  10. zombienoun

    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.

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

  11. zombienoun

    A hypothetical person who lacks self awareness.

    Etymology: 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.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of zombie in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of zombie in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of zombie in a Sentence

  1. Alan Rechtschaffen:

    We just have to turn this aircraft carrier around, get out of this zombie-like economy which is being fed on an elixir of low interest rates and get to a process of normalization.

  2. Alex Alemi:

    A zombie outbreak really slows down once it gets out of populated areas, in the country, it takes them a long time to make their way across the map. But in cities, if you've got millions of them, some are going to make their way in any direction.

  3. Juan Pablo Badillo:

    He told me, literally, 'Every two hours, at night, they wake me up to take roll. ... They are turning me into a zombie. They do not let me sleep. All I want is just for them to let me sleep,'.

  4. Alan Rechtschaffen:

    I think the market is ready and comfortable for an increasing Fed funds rates, we just have to turn this aircraft carrier around, get out of this zombie-like economy which is being fed on an elixir of low interest rates and get to a process of normalization.

  5. Andrew Lincoln:

    [But] there’s an inspirational sort of strength and endurance and quality of tenacity that he possesses, i’m much more indecisive and a people-pleaser than someone who’s willing to step into the firing line. But I’ve learned from this guy. He has qualities that I would hope to emulate if [stuff] ever hit the fan. But I’d like to think I’ve done it on screen, maybe I could be a zombie-killer in real life if the apocalypse hit. But then, I’d obviously die a horrible, quick death in reality.

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