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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.]
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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]
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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.
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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
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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
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zebra

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

nZebra nt

zebra

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

[ˈziːbrə] nzebra
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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.
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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
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