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zombie

a computer controlled by a hacker, without the owner’s knowledge, so that it sends large quantities of data to a Web site, making it inaccessible to other users
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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.]
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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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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.
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zombie

Corpse brought back to life by a voodoo sorcerer (bokor).
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

zombie

[ˈzɒmbi] n
(lit)zombie m
(fig)zombie m
like a zombie → comme un zombie, comme un automate
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

zombie

[ˈzɒmbɪ] nzombie m/f inv
like a zombie → come uno zombie
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

zombie

(ˈzombi) noun
a slow-moving person of very little intelligence.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

zombie

n zombi or zombie m; to feel like a — sentirse como un zombi
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Yn anffodus mae ein dibyniaeth ar drydariadau hurt gan Arlywydd hurt yn prysur ein droi'n zombis di-glem a digyfeiriad.
In order to make ends meet, Andres works as a stagehand and then as an extra in a theatrical musical piece about zombies with a title that echoes the novel's: La noche que los zombis asolaron Tokio.
Palabras clave: dramaturgas espanolas, distopia, ciencia ficcion, zombis, transhumanismo, teatro
Lo distopico, ademas, vende, porque lo alarmista tiene buena salida comercial en nuestro tiempo de angustia (como si no hubiesen alcanzado tal fama los Apocalipsis zombis que tanto nos frecuentan en las grandes y pequenas pantallas).