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ze·bra

 (zē′brə)
n.
1. Any of several swift African mammals of the genus Equus, resembling the horse and having distinctive overall markings of alternating white and black or brown stripes.
2. Any of various striped organisms, such as a zebrafish.
3. A referee in football.

[Italian, from Portuguese zevra, from Old Portuguese zevro, zevra, wild ass, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *eciferus, alteration of Latin equiferus, a kind of wild horse : equus, horse; see equine + ferus, wild; see feral. Sense 3, from the referee's striped shirt.]

zebra

(ˈziːbrə; ˈzɛbrə)
n, pl -ras or -ra
(Animals) any of several mammals of the horse family (Equidae), such as Equus burchelli (the common zebra), of southern and eastern Africa, having distinctive black-and-white striped hides
[C16: via Italian from Old Spanish: wild ass, probably from Vulgar Latin eciferus (unattested) wild horse, from Latin equiferus, from equus horse + ferus wild]
ˈzebra-ˌlike, zebraic adj
zebrine, ˈzebroid adj

Zebra

(ˈziːbrə; ˈzɛbrə)
n
(Banking & Finance) a noninterest-paying bond in which the accrued income is taxed annually rather than on redemption. Compare zero12
[C20: from zero-coupon bond]

ze•bra

(ˈzi brə; Brit. also ˈzɛb rə)

n., pl. -bras, (esp. collectively) -bra.
1. any of several horselike African mammals of the genus Equus, each species having a characteristic pattern of black or dark brown stripes on a whitish background.
2. Slang. a football official, who usu. wears a black and white striped shirt.
[1590–1600; < Portuguese zebra, zebro the Iberian wild ass (Sp cebra), perhaps < Latin equiferus (Pliny) kind of wild horse]
ze′brine (-braɪn, -brɪn) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zebra - any of several fleet black-and-white striped African equineszebra - any of several fleet black-and-white striped African equines
Equus, genus Equus - type genus of the Equidae: only surviving genus of the family Equidae
equid, equine - hoofed mammals having slender legs and a flat coat with a narrow mane along the back of the neck
Burchell's zebra, common zebra, Equus Burchelli - of the plains of central and eastern Africa
Equus zebra zebra, mountain zebra - narrow-striped nearly extinct zebra of southern Africa
Equus grevyi, grevy's zebra - zebra with less continuous stripes
Translations
зебра
zebra
zebra
zebro
sebra
seepra
zebra
zebra
zebra
sebrahestur
シマウマ
얼룩말
pėsčiųjų perėjazebras
zebra
zebră
zebra
zebra
зебра
zebra
punda milia
ม้าลาย
ngựa vằn

zebra

[ˈziːbrə]
A. N (zebras or zebra (pl)) → cebra f
B. CPD zebra crossing N (Brit) → paso m de peatones, paso m de cebra

zebra

[ˈzɛbrə ˈziːbrə] nzèbre mzebra crossing n (British)passage m pour piétons

zebra

nZebra nt

zebra

:
zebra crossing
n (Brit) → Zebrastreifen m
zebra finch
n (Orn) → Zebrafink m

zebra

[ˈziːbrə] nzebra

zebra

(ˈziːbrə) , (ˈzeb-) plural ˈzebras ~ˈzebra noun
a kind of striped animal of the horse family, found wild in Africa. two zebras; a herd of zebras.
zebra crossing
a place, marked in black and white stripes, where traffic stops for pedestrians to cross a street.

zebra

حِمارٌ وَحْشِيٌّ مُخَطَّط zebra zebra Zebra ζέβρα cebra seepra zèbre zebra zebra シマウマ 얼룩말 zebra sebra zebra zebra зебра zebra ม้าลาย zebra ngựa vằn 斑马
References in classic literature ?
They were attracted by this idea; so it was not long before they were stripped, and striped from head to heel with black mud, like so many zebras -- all of them chiefs, of course -- and then they went tearing through the woods to attack an English settlement.
When we came down to drink I knew that no danger lurked near upon this side of the water hole, for else the zebras would have discovered it and fled before we came; but upon the other side toward which the wind blows danger might lie concealed.
Several of the white ones were barred like zebras with rainbow stripes of blue and red and yellow paint.
A herd of zebras grazed where once the German kaiser may have reviewed his troops.
Smith, two others, the hippopotamus, the giraffe, the bos caffer -- as large as a full-grown bull, and the elan -- but little less, two zebras, and the quaccha, two gnus, and several antelopes even larger than these latter animals.
The four first were the more fortunate, who though they were detained some time by the Turkish bassa, were dismissed at the request of the emperor, who sent him a zebra, or wild ass, a creature of large size and admirable beauty.
Dorothy was too dazed to say much, but she watched one of Jim's big ears turn to violet and the other to rose, and wondered that his tail should be yellow and his body striped with blue and orange like the stripes of a zebra.
Pretty soon a zebra was seen coming out of the forest, and he trotted straight up to them and said politely:
The broad yellow bands that stripe the dark roan of their coats made me take them for zebra when I first saw them.
Beyond, grazing herds of zebra, hartebeest, and topi dotted the level landscape, while closer to the river a bull buffalo, his head and shoulders protruding from the reeds watched the advancing blacks for a moment, only to turn at last and disappear into the safety of his dank and gloomy retreat.
Fortune favored her that night, for she passed unscathed through as savage and lion-ridden an area as there is in all Africa--a natural hunting ground which the white man has not yet discovered, where deer and antelope and zebra, giraffe and elephant, buffalo, rhinoceros, and the other herbivorous animals of central Africa abound unmolested by none but their natural enemies, the great cats which, lured here by easy prey and immunity from the rifles of big-game hunters, swarm the district.