Izard to Izzard
(Iz"ard) n. (Zoöl.) A variety of the chamois found in the Pyrenees.
(-ize) [F. -iser, L. -izare, Gr. .] A verb suffix signifying to make, to do, to practice; as, apologize,
baptize, theorize, tyrannize.
In the case of certain words the spelling with -ise (after analogy with F. -iser) is the usual form; as, catechise,
criticise. With regard to most words, however, which have this suffix there is a diversity of usage, some
authorities spelling -ise, others (as in this book) - ize.
(Iz"e*di) n. One of an Oriental religious sect which worships Satan or the Devil.
The Izedis or Yezdis, the so-called Devil worshipers, still remain a numerous though oppressed people
in Mesopotamia and adjacent countries.Tylor.
(Iz"e*dism) n. The religion of the Izedis.
(Iz"zard) n. (Zoöl.) See Izard.
(Iz"zard) n. [Formerly ezed, prob. fr. F. et zÉde and z.] The letter z; formerly so called.