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Meaning of ZIGZAG

Pronunciation:  'zig`zag

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an angular shape characterized by sharp turns in alternating directions
  2. [adv]  in a zigzag course or on a zigzag path; "birds flew zigzag across the blue sky"
  3. [adj]  having short sharp turns or angles
  4. [v]  travel along a zigzag path; "The river zigzags through the countryside"

ZIGZAG is a 6 letter word that starts with Z.


 Synonyms: crank, crooked, zag, zig
 See Also: angular shape, angularity, go, locomote, move, travel, turn



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Zig"zag`\, n. [F. zigzag, G. zickzack, from zacke,
    zacken, a dentil, tooth. Cf. {Tack} a small nail.]
    1. Something that has short turns or angles.
             The fanatics going straight forward and openly, the
             politicians by the surer mode of zigzag. --Burke.
    2. (Arch.) A molding running in a zigzag line; a chevron, or
       series of chevrons. See Illust. of {Chevron}, 3.
    3. (Fort.) See {Boyau}.
  2. \Zig"zag`\, a.
    Having short, sharp turns; running this way and that in an
    onward course.
  3. \Zig"zag`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Zigzagged}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Zigzagging}.]
    To form with short turns.
  4. \Zig"zag`\, v. i.
    To move in a zigzag manner; also, to have a zigzag shape.
    --R. Browning.