Definitions for: Zeppelin


[n] a large rigid dirigible designed to carry passengers or bombs
[n] German inventor who designed and built the first rigid motorized dirigible (1838-1917)



Webster (1913) Definition: Zep`pe*lin" (ts[e^]p`p[~e]*l[=e]"; Angl.
z[e^]p"p[-e]*l[i^]n), n.
A dirigible balloon of the rigid type, consisting of a
cylindrical trussed and covered frame supported by internal
gas cells, and provided with means of propulsion and control.
It was first successfully used by Ferdinand Count von
Zeppelin.

Synonyms: Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Graf Zeppelin

See Also: airship, artificer, dirigible, discoverer, inventor




Famous Quotes Containing Zeppelin:


Led Zeppelin was pretty much what made me pick up drum sticks.

-- Jon Fishman (American Musician)

We didn't go for music that sounded like blues, or jazz, or rock, or Led Zeppelin, or Rolling Stones. We didn't want to be like any of the other bands.

-- Michael Giles (English Musician)

I took a private lesson, but it didn't really work out, so I went back to playing along with records. That's really the thing that got me into playing a lot - getting excited about playing along with my favorite bands like Zeppelin and Black Sabbath.

-- Chad Smith (American Musician)

Good records - from my point of view, where I grew up which was Led Zeppelin and Jethro Tull... bands that were pushing the envelope a little - musically and in production.

-- Kip Winger (American Musician)

You're always frustrated, you don't have the chance to do a song on the album, like the Beatles did with Ringo and George, or like Led Zeppelin, where everybody was given a chance to contribute. There never is a chance with the Stones.

-- Bill Wyman (British Musician)

I realized what Led Zeppelin was about around the end of our first U.S. tour. We started off not even on the bill in Denver, and by the time we got to New York we were second to Iron Butterfly, and they didn't want to go on!

-- Robert Plant (British Musician)

Punk rock really influenced me, the basic metal bands, Zeppelin, Stones and Floyd, and Southern rock bands. I think I was pretty well-rounded.

-- Al Jourgensen (Cuban Musician)

When I was seven or eight I was really into Cream, really into Led Zeppelin.

-- Jon Fishman (American Musician)

Led Zeppelin, you can't find a better band to pay homage to.

-- Ann Wilson (American Musician)

Back in the old days, we were often compared to Led Zeppelin. If we did something with harmony, it was the Beach Hoys. Something heavy was Led Zeppelin.

-- Freddie Mercury (British Musician)

With Zeppelin, I tried to play something different every night in my solos. I'd play for 20 minutes but the longest ever was 30 minutes. It's a long time, but whenI was playing it seemed to fly by.

-- John Bonham (British Musician)

Metallica is going to be one of those bands you look back on in the year 2008, that people will still listen to the way I still listen to Zeppelin and Sabbath albums.

-- Jason Newsted (American Musician)

We were disliked by the press in the early days because they couldn't put their finger on us, and that was the case with Zeppelin as well.

-- Freddie Mercury (British Musician)

My roots are more in he Beatles, Zeppelin, the whole 60's side.

-- Pat Mastelotto (American Musician)

We're trying to have the band create something beautiful that hopefully one day, 20 years from now, can be picked up by a kid and hopefully have the same effect that Neil Young had on me, or Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath.

-- Ville Valo ( Musician)

When we first began and I was 14, my influences were the stuff that was in my parent's record collection like Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin.

-- Daniel Johns (Australian Musician)

I am a cross between Carl Perkins and Led Zeppelin.

-- Ronnie Hawkins (American Musician)


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