zed (plural zeds) (chiefly Commonwealth)
- The name of the Latin-script letter Z/z.
- Something Z-shaped. Found in compounds such as zed-bar.
- (colloquial) (usually plural) Sleep (as in "get some zeds").
- (Latin-script letter names) letter; a, bee, cee, dee, e, ef, gee, aitch, i, jay, kay, el, em, en, o, pee, cue, ar, ess, tee, u, vee, double-u, ex, wye, zee/zed (Category: en:Latin letter names)
name of the letter Z, z — see zee
zed (third-person singular simple present zeds, present participle zedding, simple past and past participle zedded) (chiefly Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland, South Africa)
- (intransitive, informal) To sleep or nap. (Compare zzz, catch some z's.)
- 1991, Jim Cartwright, Bed
- Zedding hogs. Sleep sippers and spitters. Look at 'em cooking in their own snoring heat. One nose after another.
- 1992, David Robins, Tarnished vision: crime and conflict in the inner city
- I guess I must have zedded, for I find a police officer, the same one that nicked me, shaking me.
- 2007, Polly Williams, The Yummy Mummy
- "Zedding away." "God, I was having the most awful dream. That you'd got lost by the sea and I couldn't find you and something was chasing me, me and Evie."
- (intransitive, rare) To zigzag; to move with sharp alternating turns.
- 1931, Reginald Rankin, The Collected Works of Lt. Colonel Sir Reginald Rankin
- We were zedding ****-bells up the hill towards Cervione, with a bank of road metal and a precipice on our left...
- 1994, Tibor Fischer, The thought gang
- Licking his lips, his hand zedded on my thigh and he commented, penetratingly, that it wasn't pussy, but that driving the unmade road wasn't at all bad.