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Definition of the noun zigzag

What does zigzag mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: zigzags

  1. an angular shape characterized by sharp turns in alternating directions
    • lexical domain: Shapes - nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes
    • synonyms of zigzag: zag / zig
    • more generic terms: angular shape / angularity = a shape having one or more sharp angles

Definition of the adjective zigzag

What does zigzag mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more zigzag / zigzagger |

  1. having short sharp turns or angles

Alternative definition of the adjective zigzag


  1. Moving in, or having a zigzag.

Definition of the adverb zigzag

What does zigzag mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. in a zigzag course or on a zigzag path
    • example: birds flew zigzag across the blue sky

Definition of the verb zigzag

What does zigzag mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: zigzagged, zigzagging

  1. travel along a zigzag path


Who is Zigzag?

ZigZag a.k.a. KaW: Kyle Andrew Ward, is an American electronic music composer from Vancouver, Washington who produces songs in many different genres, including dance, techno, trance, happy hardcore, and drum and bass. He is best known for his music in rhythm video games such as In The Groove and Pump It Up Pro.

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ZigZag is a musical group.

  • album: "Världsvisor"


ZIGZAG is a record label.


  1. Zigzag a.k.a. Ricky is a fictional character from the 2003 film Holes.
  2. ZigZag is a fictional film character.


"Zigzag" is a book by James Archibald Houston.


  1. "Zigzag" a.k.a. "Zig Zag" is a 2002 film directed by David S. Goyer, based on the 1999 novel by Landon J. Napoleon.
  2. "ZigZag" is a 2009 film directed by Majid Tavakkoli.


  1. "Zigzag" is a musical album of Celer.
    • released on
  2. "ZigZag" is a musical album of Dimie Cat.
  3. "ZIGZAG" is a composition.
  4. "ZigZag" is a musical album of Egberto Gismonti Trio.


Zigzag a.k.a. Zigzag, Oregon: Zigzag is an unincorporated community in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States. It is located within the Mount Hood Corridor, between Rhododendron and Welches on U.S. Route 26. The community is part of a local type of government called a village as one of the communities making up the Villages at Mount Hood, which stretches from the border of Sandy to Government Camp.


  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.
  2. ZigZag was a British rock music magazine. It was started by Pete Frame and the first edition rolled off the printing presses on 16 April 1969. The magazine was noted for its thorough interviews, well-researched articles, innovative "rock family trees" by Frame, and support for American songwriters such as Michael Nesmith, Mickey Newbury, Gene Clark, etc.
  3. ZigZag is Ted Nelson's trademark on a data model he has designed for computer interaction, both for users and between programs. The design is centered on an information structure called a zzstructure and its interactive visualizations. Nelson's stated goal is on one hand a platform for the Project Xanadu hypertext and on the other a complete computing system built on new conventions. Instead of the conventional textual formats and tree structures, zzstructure is a multidimensional extension of a spreadsheet whose cells can contain various kinds of data.
    • developer: Ted Nelson

Phrases with Zigzag

Phrases starting with the word Zigzag:

  1. Zigzag Eel
  2. Zigzag Iris
  3. Zigzag Brake
  4. Zigzag Heron
  5. Zigzag Clover
  6. Zigzag Darner
  7. Zigzag Scallop
  8. Zigzag Knotweed
  9. Zigzag Larkspur

Phrases ending with the word Zigzag:

  1. Sasa Zigzag
  2. Eurya Zigzag
  3. Oliva Zigzag
  4. Agrilus Zigzag
  5. Bagauda Zigzag
  6. Cubaris Zigzag
  7. Elasmus Zigzag
  8. Aconitum Zigzag
  9. Bistorta Zigzag
  10. Pangonia Zigzag
  11. Commelina Zigzag

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Zigzag

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Google previewThe Adobe Photoshop CS4 Dictionary (2009)

The A to Z Desktop Reference of Photoshop by Philip Andrews

Menu: Filter > Distort > ZigZag Shortcut: – Version: 6.0, 7.0, CS,CS2, CS3, CS4 See also: Filters The ZigZag filter, as one of the group of Distort filters, simulates up and down waves such as pond ripples. The dialog contains controls that adjust ...

Google previewThe Complete Illustrated Stitch Encyclopedia (2004)

by Bookspan

The block stitches featured here create attractive, smoothly stitched surfaces with a regular zigzag pattern. They are suitable for filling background areas and large shapes. They look best when worked on a small scale over a large area so that ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Bertrand Russell's Philosophy (2009)

by Rosalind Carey, John Ongley

ZIGZAG THEORY. The discovery of Russell's paradox and other contradictions shows Russell the danger in assuming that any property or propositional function defines a class of entities possessing that property. Like other strategies for ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Technical Analysis (2014)

by Joel G. Siegel, Jae K. Shim, Anique A. Qureshi, Jeffrey Brauchler

ZIGZAG CHART The zigzag indicator presents major (not insignificant) up or down changes when plotting the price of a security. The final “leg” shown in a zigzag chart can change due to changes in the underlying plot. A change in stock price ...

Google previewMartha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts (2012)

by Martha Stewart Living Magazine

A machine-sewn zigzag stitch is one of the easiest ways to adornstore-bought sheets and pillowcases.Here multicolored rowsof stitching add subtledetail to a flat sheetand pillowcases. Re-create thelook shown here or choose other colorsof ...

Google previewDictionary of English Etymology (1865)

Zigzag. G. zikzack, Fr. zigzag, Pol. zygzag. Commonly called an ...

Google previewDekker Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2004)

by James A. Schwarz, Cristian I. Contescu, Karol Putyera

Zigzag SWNTs The isolated (n,0) zigzag SWNTs so far are the most intensely studied nanotubes by theory, because they not only have smaller unit cells than ...

Google previewAn Ethnologic Dictionary of the Navaho Language (1910)

noltl'izh, a zigzag line.

Google previewHistorical Encyclopedia of Natural and Mathematical Sciences (2009)

by Ari Ben-Menahem

Mark the midpoint of AC, BC, AB at E, D, F respectively and draw the 4-segment zigzag line AEFDB whose length is again 20 units. Repeat this process to each of the triangles AEF and FDB, thus producing a new 8-segment zigzag line of total ...

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Usage statistics about zigzag

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Quotes about Zigzag

You never know a line is zigzag until you put a straight line against it.
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Scrabble value of Z10I1G2Z10A1G2

The value of this 6-letter word is 26 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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