zinc

zinc

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English

Etymology

From German Zink, related to Zinke (point, prong), from Middle High German zinke, from Old High German zinko (prong, tine), allied to zint (a jag, point), from Proto-Germanic *tindaz (prong, pinnacle), from Proto-Indo-European *(e)dont- (tooth, projection). Cognate with Old English tind (tine, prong), Middle Low German tinde, Icelandic tindur (spike, tooth of a rake or harrow, pinnacle, peak, battlement). See also Dutch tinne (battlement), German Zinne (pinnacle, battlement), Danish tinde (pinnacle, battlement), Swedish tinne (tooth of a rake), More at tine.

Pronunciation

  • (US) enPR: zingk, IPA(key): /zɪŋk/
  • Rhymes: -ɪŋk

Noun

zinc (uncountable)

  1. a chemical element (symbol Zn) with an atomic number of 30.

Derived terms

Related terms

  • zincode
  • zincous

Translations

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Verb

zinc (third-person singular simple present zincs, present participle zincing or zinking or zincking, simple past and past participle zinced or zinked or zincked)

  1. (rare) To electroplate with zinc.
  2. (rare) To coat with sunblock incorporating zinc oxide.

Synonyms

  • (electroplate with zinc): galvanize

Translations

Anagrams

  • ICZN

Catalan

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈziŋk/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /ˈziŋ/

Noun

zinc m (uncountable)

  1. zinc

French

Etymology

From German Zink.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /zɛ̃ɡ/

Noun

zinc m (plural zincs)

  1. (metallurgy, chemistry) zinc
  2. (informal) counter (in a bar, café, etc), bar
  3. (informal) small plane
  4. (back slang, verlan, from Apocopic form of zincou) dude, man

Related terms

  • zingage
  • zingueur
  • zinguer
  • dézinguer

Further reading

  • “zinc” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Romanian

Etymology

From French zinc, from German Zink.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /zink/

Noun

zinc n (uncountable)

  1. zinc (metal)

References

  • zinc in DEX online - Dicționare ale limbii române (Dictionaries of the Romanian language)

Spanish

Noun

zinc m (uncountable)

  1. Alternative spelling of cinc

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