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zom·bie

 (zŏm′bē)
n.
1.
a. In voodoo belief and popular folklore, a corpse that has been reanimated, especially by means of a supernatural power or spell.
b. One who looks or behaves like an automaton.
c. A computer connected to the internet and controlled by a remote unauthorized user to perform malicious tasks, without the owner being aware.
2. A bank or business that cannot meet its financial obligations or make new loans but has been allowed to continue operating by the government.
3. A snake god of voodoo cults in West Africa, Haiti, and the southern United States.
4. A tall mixed drink made of various rums, liqueurs, and fruit juices.

[Louisiana French Creole and Haitian Creole zonbi and of Bantu origin; akin to Kimbundu nzúmbi, ghost, soul, spirit.]

zombie

(ˈzɒmbɪ) or

zombi

n, pl -bies or -bis
1. a person who is or appears to be lifeless, apathetic, or totally lacking in independent judgment; automaton
2. (Alternative Belief Systems) a supernatural spirit that reanimates a dead body
3. (Alternative Belief Systems) a corpse brought to life in this manner
4. (Alternative Belief Systems) the snake god of voodoo cults in the West Indies, esp Haiti, and in scattered areas of the southern US
5. (Alternative Belief Systems) the python god revered in parts of West Africa
6. (Computer Science) a piece of computer code that instructs an infected computer to send a virus on to other computer systems
[from Kongo zumbi good-luck fetish]
ˈzombiism n

zom•bie

(ˈzɒm bi)

n.
1. (in voodoo)
a. the body of a dead person supernaturally imbued with the semblance of life and set to perform tasks as a mute, will-less slave.
b. a living person enslaved in the same manner after the soul has been magically removed.
2.
a. a person whose behavior or responses are wooden, listless, or mechanical; automaton.
b. an eccentric or peculiar person.
3. a drink made with several kinds of rum, fruit juice, and sugar.
[1865–75, Amer.; appar. < Kongo or Kimbundu nzambi god]
zom′bi•ism, n.

zombie

Corpse brought back to life by a voodoo sorcerer (bokor).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zombie - a dead body that has been brought back to life by a supernatural forcezombie - a dead body that has been brought back to life by a supernatural force
dead person, dead soul, deceased, deceased person, decedent, departed - someone who is no longer alive; "I wonder what the dead person would have done"
2.zombie - (voodooism) a spirit or supernatural force that reanimates a dead body
hoodooism, vodoun, voodooism, voodoo - a religious cult practiced chiefly in Caribbean countries (especially Haiti); involves witchcraft and animistic deities
disembodied spirit, spirit - any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings
3.zombie - a god of voodoo cults of African origin worshipped especially in West Indieszombie - a god of voodoo cults of African origin worshipped especially in West Indies
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
4.zombie - someone who acts or responds in a mechanical or apathetic way; "only an automaton wouldn't have noticed"
unusual person, anomaly - a person who is unusual
5.zombie - several kinds of rum with fruit juice and usually apricot liqueurzombie - several kinds of rum with fruit juice and usually apricot liqueur
rum - liquor distilled from fermented molasses
highball - a mixed drink made of alcoholic liquor mixed with water or a carbonated beverage and served in a tall glass
Translations
إنْسان بَطيء الحَرَكَة وقَليل الذَّكاء
trouba
en levende dødzombie
zombizombie
tökfejunalmas emberzombi
sombí, uppvakningur, dauîyfliuppvakningur
zombis
aitasgalva
zombie
canlı cenaze

zombie

[ˈzɒmbɪ] N
1. (= monster) → zombi m
2. (fig) → zombi mf

zombie

[ˈzɒmbi] n
(lit)zombie m
(fig)zombie m
like a zombie → comme un zombie, comme un automate

zombie

n
(lit: = revived corpse) → Zombie m
(fig)Idiot(in) m(f) (inf), → Schwachkopf m (inf); like zombies/a zombiewie im Tran; that new hairstyle makes her look a complete zombiemit der neuen Frisur sieht sie total bescheuert or bekloppt aus (inf)

zombie

[ˈzɒmbɪ] nzombie m/f inv
like a zombie → come uno zombie

zombie

(ˈzombi) noun
a slow-moving person of very little intelligence.

zombie

n zombi or zombie m; to feel like a — sentirse como un zombi
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Haitian voodoo folklore recognizes a dual identity of zombis: one form of zombi is an ambulatory body without a living soul, and the other, lesser-known form is a soul wandering without a body (2).
En lieu et place des zombis, des personnes en transes et des accoutrements particuliers des pratiquants, il oriente le visiteur sur d'autres formes d'expression du vodou : l'histoire et la memoire de l'esclavage par exemple.
Fighting a War You've Already Lost: Zombies and Zombis in Firefly/Serenity and Dollhouse.
A Harvard-trained ethnobotanist, Davis began his career as a plant explorer before his investigations into folk preparations linked to the creation of zombies in Haiti resulted in his bestselling The Serpent and the Rainbow: A Harvard Scientist's Astonishing Journey into the Secret Societies of Haitian Voodoo, Zombis and Magic and a film spinoff.
It appears to be the horticultural tool of choice whenever virile heroes are threatened by zombis or bad guys.
Voila presque cinquante ans, Alfred Metraux relevait deja que << l'existence des zombis vaut, sur le plan mythique, celle des anciens esclaves de Saint-Domingue >> (Metraux 1958: 251).
De meme que les maitres blancs etaient tenus de faire fournir de la nourriture a leurs esclaves ainsi que l'edictait le Code noir en son article 22, de meme les oungan maitres doivent-ils nourrir leurs zombis qui, sans leur intervention, ne sauraient s'alimenter seuls et se laisseraient deperir, a la plus grande perte de leur proprietaire.
Que la figure haitienne du zombi soit assimilee a celle, historique, de l'esclave des temps coloniaux, c'est la un trait commun des etudes anthropologiques relatives a l'imaginaire dont elle est l'objet en Haiti.
Selon la theorie haitienne de la personne, tout etre humain se compose d'une pluralite de principes spirituels -- allant de deux a sept suivant les representations populaires, assez heterogenes en la matiere -- dont l'un, invariablement present pour sa part, est nomme << zombi >>.
Armah possibly uses this zombi concept to demonstrate the depth of debased existence of the people of "the way" who embraced the invaders' faith.
One of the terribly sick, known as the "soft voiced one" suddenly exhibits extraordinary skill and attacks the zombi slave-driver, John.
Isanusi is declared mad by the zombi king Koranche, acting like his cohorts, the kings, because Isanusi speaks the truth about the white destroyers.