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ZOMBIE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does zombie mean? 

ZOMBIE (noun)
  The noun ZOMBIE has 5 senses:

1. a dead body that has been brought back to life by a supernatural force
2. (voodooism) a spirit or supernatural force that reanimates a dead body
3. a god of voodoo cults of African origin worshipped especially in West Indies
4. someone who acts or responds in a mechanical or apathetic way
5. several kinds of rum with fruit juice and usually apricot liqueur

  Familiarity information: ZOMBIE used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


ZOMBIE (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

zombie; living dead; zombi

Hypernyms ("zombie" is a kind of...):

dead person; dead soul; deceased; deceased person; decedent; departed (someone who is no longer alive)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

zombi; zombi spirit; zombie spirit; zombie

Hypernyms ("zombie" is a kind of...):

disembodied spirit; spirit (any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings)

Domain category:

hoodooism; vodoun; voodoo; voodooism (a religious cult practiced chiefly in Caribbean countries (especially Haiti); involves witchcraft and animistic deities)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

snake god; zombi; zombie

Hypernyms ("zombie" is a kind of...):

deity; divinity; god; immortal (any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force)


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Meaning:

Someone who acts or responds in a mechanical or apathetic way

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

automaton; zombi; zombie

Context example:

only an automaton wouldn't have noticed

Hypernyms ("zombie" is a kind of...):

anomaly; unusual person (a person who is unusual)


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Meaning:

Several kinds of rum with fruit juice and usually apricot liqueur

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

zombi; zombie

Hypernyms ("zombie" is a kind of...):

highball (a mixed drink made of alcoholic liquor mixed with water or a carbonated beverage and served in a tall glass)

Meronyms (substance of "zombie"):

rum (liquor distilled from fermented molasses)


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