Zombie vs Undead - What's the difference?

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Zombie is a see also of undead.

As nouns the difference between zombie and undead

is that zombie is a snake god or fetish in religions of west africa and elsewhere while undead is those creatures which are dead yet still moving.

As a adjective undead is

pertaining to a corpse, though having qualities of life.



(wikipedia zombie)


  • A snake god or fetish in religions of West Africa and elsewhere.
  • (voodoo, superstition) A person, usually undead, animated by unnatural forces (such as magic), with no soul or will of his/her own.
  • (fiction) A deceased person who becomes reanimate to attack the living.
  • I shot a zombie'''. He was a '''zombie , Kenneth. The pilot was bitten before he picked us up!
  • (figuratively) An apathetic person.
  • (figuratively) A human being in a state of extreme mental exhaustion.
  • After working for 18 hours on the computer, I was a zombie .
  • An information worker who has signed a nondisclosure agreement. EE Times , "Beware 'zombie' clauses," 2 Aug., 2004
  • (computing) A process or task which has terminated but was not removed from the list of processes, typically because it has child processes that have not yet terminated.
  • (computing) A computer affected by malware which causes it to do whatever the attacker wants it to do without the user's knowledge.
  • A cocktail of rum and fruit juices.
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  • The maitre d’ introduced us and I had a zombie' with him. Those ' zombies are wicked.
    I watched Mario and drank zombies out of a thermos.
  • (Canada, historical, derogatory) A conscripted member of the Canadian military during World War II who was assigned to home defence rather than to combat in Europe.The Canadian Encyclopedia , 2nd edition, Hurtig Publishers, Edmonton Canada, 1988. See "National Resources Mobilization Act," p. 1433.
  • * 1944 , " Time for Decision," Time (US edition), 6 Nov.,
  • Had the time come to order Canada's home defense draftees—some 70,000 zombies idling at home—to battle overseas?
  • (philosophy) A hypothetical person who lacks self awareness.
  • Synonyms

    * (person that is undead) living dead, ghoul, walking dead * (information worker) intellectual prostitute

    Derived terms

    (Terms derived from "zombie") * antizombie * zimbo * zombic * zombically * zombielike * zombify/zombification * (business) ** zombie bank ** ** zombie institution ** zombie company ** zombie business ** zombie organization * (philosophy) ** zombie hypothesis ** zombie world ** zombie thought experiment * (social science) ** zombie effect ** zombie walk * (computing) ** zombie network ** zombie process ** zombie client ** zombie system ** zombie program ** zombie computer ** zombie state ** zombie version ** zombie host ** zombie path ** zombie user ** zombie software * (dance) ** zombie dance * (cinema) ** zombie film ** zombie genre






  • Pertaining to a corpse, though having qualities of life.
  • (horror fiction) Being animate, though non-living.
  • Noun

    (wikipedia undead) (en-noun)
  • Those creatures which are dead yet still moving.
  • In the zombie movie, an army of the undead accosted some nubile skinny-dipping teenagers.
  • * 1997 , Carol Margaret Davison, Paul Simpson-Housley, Bram Stoker's Dracula: sucking through the century, 1897-1997
  • Innocent VIII lent credibility to the actual existence of undeads , an action that perpetuated, and even stimulated, vampire hysteria.

    See also

    * zombie * vampire * mummy * living dead * Frankenstein * Frankenstein's monster