Definitions for zigzag
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word zigzag.
zigzag, zig, zagadjective
an angular shape characterized by sharp turns in alternating directions
having short sharp turns or angles
travel along a zigzag path
"The river zigzags through the countryside"
in a zigzag course or on a zigzag path
"birds flew zigzag across the blue sky"
a line or path that proceeds by sharp turns in alternating directions
one of such sharp turns
to move in a zigzag manner
in a zigzag manner or pattern
Moving in, or having a zigzag.
a small town in Oregon
A zigzag is a pattern made up of small corners at variable angles, though constant within the zigzag, tracing a path between two parallel lines; it can be described as both jagged and fairly regular. In geometry, this pattern is described as a skew apeirogon. From the point of view of symmetry, a regular zigzag can be generated from a simple motif like a line segment by repeated application of a glide reflection. Although the origin of the word is unclear, its first printed appearances were in French-language books and ephemera of the late 17th century.
A zigzag is a pattern or path that moves repeatedly back and forth in sharp angles, similar to the shape of the letter "Z" or a continuous series of "W"s or "M"s. It may refer to an irregular line, path or pattern that alternates direction or moves from side to side in a regular manner.
something that has short turns or angles
a molding running in a zigzag line; a chevron, or series of chevrons. See Illust. of Chevron, 3
having short, sharp turns; running this way and that in an onward course
to form with short turns
to move in a zigzag manner; also, to have a zigzag shape
Etymology: [F. zigzag, G. zickzack, from zacke, zacken, a dentil, tooth. Cf. Tack a small nail.]
A zigzag is a pattern made up of small corners at variable angles, though constant within the zigzag, tracing a path between two parallel lines; it can be described as both jagged and fairly regular. From the point of view of symmetry, a regular zigzag can be generated from a simple motif like a line segment by repeated application of a glide reflection. The origin of the word is unclear. Its first printed appearance was in French books in the late 17th century.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
zig′zag, n. a short, sharp turning.—adj. having short, sharp turns, bent from side to side.—v.t. to form with short turns:—pr.p. zig′zagging; pa.p. zig′zagged.—adv. with frequent sharp turns—also Zig′zaggy.—n. Zigzag′gery, angular crookedness.—adj. Zig′zaggy, zigzag. [Fr. zig-zag—Ger. zick-zack, zacke, a sharp point.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
The route followed by poets in arriving at truth, as opposed to the direct course which they take for the buffet.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
The popular route after a heavy dinner. Old adage, "The longest way round is the drunkard's way home!"
Song lyrics by zigzag -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by zigzag on the Lyrics.com website.
The numerical value of zigzag in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of zigzag in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
The Longest Day. we literally had to zigzag around the bodies, there were so many of them.
Dance zigzag or in a straight line; while taking a breath or remaining breathless, celebrate this moment with a step of life
We literally had to zigzag around the bodies, there were so many of them.
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- ziga-zaga, zigzaguejar, zig-zagCatalan, Valencian
- o un ochr i'r llall, igamogamu, igam-ogamWelsh
- zigzaga, zigzago, zigzage, zigzagiEsperanto
- en zigzag, zigzaguear, zigzagSpanish
- mutkitteleva, säntäillä, siksakki, pujotella, mutkitella, mutkittelevasti, siksak, sik-sakFinnish
- zigzaguer, zigzagFrench
- lùbachScottish Gaelic
- 雁木, ジグザグに進む, ジグザグJapanese
- კლაკნილად, იკანკლური, ზიგზაგურად, ზიგზაგისებრი, ზიგზაგური, იკანკელი, დაკლაკნილად, ტეხილი, კლაკნილი, ზიგზაგი, დაკლაკნილი, იკანკლურადGeorgian
- 휙획, 비틀배틀, 지그재그로, 갈지자, 갈지자로, 실룩샐룩, 지그재그Korean
- kammdreylya, ygam-ogam, kammdroCornish
- ziguezaguear, ziguezaguePortuguese
- делать зигзаги, идти зигзагом, зигзагRussian
- letswedintswekeSouthern Sotho
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