Commonly used words in written English - letter Z with 6 words, sorted alphabetically

The list of words starting with the letter Z that occur frequently in written English is based on an analysis of the Google Books Ngram (a collection compiled by Peter Norvig in 2012, containing close to one trillion words).
  1. Word Frequency is calculated as the number of occurrences in one million words.
  2. Word Definition is sourced from the WordNet dictionary. You'll have to look up each word page for its complete definition and Part of Speech (POS) categories.
Word Frequency Definition
(noun) the 26th letter of the Roman alphabet
(noun) excessive fervor to do something or accomplish some end
(noun) the largest island of Denmark and the site of Copenhagen
(verb) adjust (an instrument or device) to zero value; (adjective) of or relating to the null set (a set with no members)
(verb) coat or cover with zinc; (noun) a bluish-white lustrous metallic element; brittle at ordinary temperatures but malleable when heated; used in a wide variety of alloys and in galvanizing iron; it occurs naturally as zinc sulphide in zinc blende
(verb) regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns; (noun) a locally circumscribed place characterized by some distinctive features
(noun) evil storm god represented as a black bird