is the name of the last letter of the alphabet Z
used by the majority of English
-speaking people outside of the United States
(where its name is "zee
" (/ziː/)). The name "zed" is derived from the Greek letter zeta
, which also represents the Z sound. Zulu is used in the NATO phonetic alphabet
Zed can also refer to the following.
Music / Entertainment
- Zed (band), a pop-rock group from New Zealand.
- ZED, a sludge/groove metal group from Philadelphia, PA, USA.
- ZeD, a Canadian show that aired original music, short films, animation, performance, visual art and spoken word pieces from around the world.
- In the browser-based multiplayer game Urban Dead, Zed is slang for Zombie.
- Z or Zed, abbreviations for the Kawasaki Z1000 motorcycle. A sport bike engine, with the styling of a naked bike.
- Z (pronounced "Zed"), a computer real-time strategy game for DOS, Windows, Sega Saturn and PlayStation.
- Zed, a now defunct annual design journal edited by Katie Salen that ran from 1995-2000.
- Zed card, a popular but erroneous name for a "portfolio on a card" used by models and actors, see comp card.
- Zed, Rajan, a Hindu chaplain and community activist based in Reno, NV, USA. He was selected as a guest chaplain for US Senate in 2007. His service was shown on national TV after protesters disrupted his invocation.
- The specification language Z.
- Zonal Employee Discount An airline industry employee discount, for travel on other airlines (other than their own) as a non-revenue standby passenger.
- Zed, a terminal text editor for UNIX.
- Z-Cars, a 1960s UK TV series.
- Zero Point Module, abbreviated ZPM, a fictional power source on the TV series Stargate Atlantis.
- Zed, a multinational corporation from Spain that develops and markets entertainment and community products and services for mobile phones and the Internet in 53 countries.
- ZED, abbreviation of Zero (fossil) Emission Development, a zero-carbon building philosophy and method designed by architect Bill Dunster. See BedZED in south London, the first ZED building.