What does zigzag mean?

Definitions for zigzag
ˈzɪgˌzægzigzag

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word zigzag.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. zigzag, zig, zagadjective

    an angular shape characterized by sharp turns in alternating directions

  2. zigzag, zig-zagverb

    having short sharp turns or angles

  3. zigzag, crankadverb

    travel along a zigzag path

    "The river zigzags through the countryside"

  4. zigzagadverb

    in a zigzag course or on a zigzag path

    "birds flew zigzag across the blue sky"

Wiktionary

  1. zigzagnoun

    a line or path that proceeds by sharp turns in alternating directions

  2. zigzagnoun

    one of such sharp turns

  3. zigzagverb

    to move in a zigzag manner

  4. zigzagadverb

    in a zigzag manner or pattern

  5. zigzagadjective

    Moving in, or having a zigzag.

  6. Zigzagnoun

    a small town in Oregon

Webster Dictionary

  1. Zigzagnoun

    something that has short turns or angles

    Etymology: [F. zigzag, G. zickzack, from zacke, zacken, a dentil, tooth. Cf. Tack a small nail.]

  2. Zigzagnoun

    a molding running in a zigzag line; a chevron, or series of chevrons. See Illust. of Chevron, 3

    Etymology: [F. zigzag, G. zickzack, from zacke, zacken, a dentil, tooth. Cf. Tack a small nail.]

  3. Zigzagnoun

    see Boyau

    Etymology: [F. zigzag, G. zickzack, from zacke, zacken, a dentil, tooth. Cf. Tack a small nail.]

  4. Zigzagadjective

    having short, sharp turns; running this way and that in an onward course

    Etymology: [F. zigzag, G. zickzack, from zacke, zacken, a dentil, tooth. Cf. Tack a small nail.]

  5. Zigzagverb

    to form with short turns

    Etymology: [F. zigzag, G. zickzack, from zacke, zacken, a dentil, tooth. Cf. Tack a small nail.]

  6. Zigzagverb

    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.]

Freebase

  1. Zigzag

    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

  1. Zigzag

    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

  1. zigzag

    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

  1. ZIGZAG

    The popular route after a heavy dinner. Old adage, "The longest way round is the drunkard's way home!"

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of zigzag in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of zigzag in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of zigzag in a Sentence

  1. Shah Asad Rizvi:

    Dance zigzag or in a straight line; while taking a breath or remaining breathless, celebrate this moment with a step of life

  2. Jacob Cutler:

    The Longest Day. we literally had to zigzag around the bodies, there were so many of them.

  3. Jacob Cutler:

    We literally had to zigzag around the bodies, there were so many of them.

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Translations for zigzag

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  • sigsagAfrikaans
  • ziga-zaga, zigzaguejar, zig-zagCatalan, Valencian
  • o un ochr i'r llall, igamogamu, igam-ogamWelsh
  • zickzackGerman
  • zigzaga, zigzago, zigzage, zigzagiEsperanto
  • en zigzag, zigzaguear, zigzagSpanish
  • زیگزاگPersian
  • mutkitteleva, säntäillä, siksakki, pujotella, mutkitella, mutkittelevasti, siksak, sik-sakFinnish
  • zigzaguer, zigzagFrench
  • fiarlánIrish
  • lùbachScottish Gaelic
  • zigzagGalician
  • cikcakkHungarian
  • զիգզագArmenian
  • zigzagarIdo
  • zigzagItalian
  • 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
  • sikksakkNorwegian
  • ziguezaguear, ziguezaguePortuguese
  • делать зигзаги, идти зигзагом, зигзагRussian
  • ševuljicaSerbo-Croatian
  • letswedintswekeSouthern Sotho
  • zikzakTurkish

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