Outside finance, a zombie is the reanimated corpse of the deceased. The living...
In Haitian and West African "voodoo" traditions, a zombie is a soulless, reanimated corpse resurrected from the dead by a "voodoo" priest, known as a "Bocor", for the purposes of indentured servitude. Entymologists and anthropologists speculate that the term is derived from 'Nzambi', a West African deity.
a dead body that has been brought back to life by a supernatural force
(voodooism) a spirit or supernatural force that reanimates a dead body
a god of voodoo cults of African origin worshipped especially in West Indies
someone who acts or responds in a mechanical or apathetic way; "only an automaton wouldn't have noticed"
a being which is physically identical to you or I, but that has no conscious experience
a critter that is physically and behaviorally exactly like a human being (or any being that we consider to be conscious) but lacks consciousness
a dead body without a soul, where a ghost is a dead soul without a body
a dead human who has been reanimated (by dark forces or high technology) and set upon an unsuspecting world
a dead person brought back to life, esp
a dead person that is brought back to life through a curse (voodoo, necromancy) or a mutation and has recovered some vital functions like movement
a dead person that is brought back to life through means of Vodoun or necromancy, destroying the mental processes of this person through the process
a human being whose soul has been extracted by a wizard
a hypothetical creature that is physically identical to a conscious being but is not conscious at all
a kind of undead , or figuratively, a very apathetic person
a kind of undead , or figuratively, a very apatheticperson
an undead creature that is able to interact with the land of the living in a physical manner
an undead person in the Caribbean tradition of voodoo
an unfeeling undead creature, disconnected from mortality and never feeling alive
a person/being brought back to life following death by super natural methods
a person who has been brought back to life through some sort of curse, or been reanimated by other means, giving the body the ability to move
a re-animated corpse
a reanimated human corpse
a subscription level even lower than unsubscribed groups, but more alive than killed groups
Prevelent in Haitian lore, a cadaver disintered shortly after burial (ere it spoils) and reanimated through the use of Voodoo, its sole purpose thereafter being servitude as a mindless slave. Combine secret pharmaceuticals inducing simulated death with oxygen deprivation in a tomb, then a hasty exhumation in the dark of night, and there emerges the horrid premise behind the myth.
A zombie is purportedly a dead person whose body has been re-animated. Stories of zombies originated in the Afro-Caribbean spiritual belief system of Vodoun (Voodoo), where zombies are humans who have had their "Ti Bon Ange" (Creole from the French "petit bon ange", or "little good angel") or soul stolen by supernatural means or shamanic medicine, and who thus lack free will and are forced to work as uncomplaining slaves for a "zombie master", typically on plantations. It is widely thought that, if such "zombies" existed, they were in fact heavily drugged but still-living humans.
In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the zombie is an undead creature, usually created by applying a template to another creature.