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zig·zag

 (zĭg′zăg′)
n.
1.
a. A line or course that proceeds by sharp turns in alternating directions.
b. One of a series of such sharp turns.
2. Something, such as a road or design, that exhibits one or a series of sharp turns.
adj.
Moving in or having a zigzag.
adv.
In a zigzag manner or pattern.
v. zig·zagged, zig·zag·ging, zig·zags
v.intr.
To move in or form a zigzag: a destroyer zigzagging to evade torpedoes.
v.tr.
To cause to move in or form a zigzag.

[French, alteration of zic-zac, from German Zickzack, perhaps reduplication of Zacke, tooth, cog, from Middle High German zacke, point, nail.]

zigzag

(ˈzɪɡˌzæɡ)
n
1. a line or course characterized by sharp turns in alternating directions
2. one of the series of such turns
3. something having the form of a zigzag
adj
4. (usually prenominal) formed in or proceeding in a zigzag
5. (Knitting & Sewing) (of sewing machine stitches) produced in a zigzag by a swing needle used for joining stretch fabrics, neatening raw edges, etc
adv
in a zigzag manner
vb, -zags, -zagging or -zagged
6. to proceed or cause to proceed in a zigzag
7. (tr) to form into a zigzag
[C18: from French, from German zickzack, from Zacke point, jagged projection; see tack1]
ˈzigˌzaggedness n
ˈzigˌzagger n

zig•zag

(ˈzɪgˌzæg)

n., adj., adv., v. -zagged, -zag•ging. n.
1. a line, course, or progression characterized by sharp turns first to one side and then to the other.
2. one of a series of such turns, as in a line.
adj.
3. proceeding or formed in a zigzag: zigzag stitches.
adv.
4. in a zigzag manner.
v.t.
5. to make (something) zigzag, as in form or course; move in a zigzag direction.
v.i.
6. to proceed in a zigzag line or course.
[1705–15; < French, earlier ziczac < German zickzack, gradational compound based on Zacke tack1]
zig′zag`ger, n.

zigzag


Past participle: zigzagged
Gerund: zigzagging

Imperative
zigzag
zigzag
Present
I zigzag
you zigzag
he/she/it zigzags
we zigzag
you zigzag
they zigzag
Preterite
I zigzagged
you zigzagged
he/she/it zigzagged
we zigzagged
you zigzagged
they zigzagged
Present Continuous
I am zigzagging
you are zigzagging
he/she/it is zigzagging
we are zigzagging
you are zigzagging
they are zigzagging
Present Perfect
I have zigzagged
you have zigzagged
he/she/it has zigzagged
we have zigzagged
you have zigzagged
they have zigzagged
Past Continuous
I was zigzagging
you were zigzagging
he/she/it was zigzagging
we were zigzagging
you were zigzagging
they were zigzagging
Past Perfect
I had zigzagged
you had zigzagged
he/she/it had zigzagged
we had zigzagged
you had zigzagged
they had zigzagged
Future
I will zigzag
you will zigzag
he/she/it will zigzag
we will zigzag
you will zigzag
they will zigzag
Future Perfect
I will have zigzagged
you will have zigzagged
he/she/it will have zigzagged
we will have zigzagged
you will have zigzagged
they will have zigzagged
Future Continuous
I will be zigzagging
you will be zigzagging
he/she/it will be zigzagging
we will be zigzagging
you will be zigzagging
they will be zigzagging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been zigzagging
you have been zigzagging
he/she/it has been zigzagging
we have been zigzagging
you have been zigzagging
they have been zigzagging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been zigzagging
you will have been zigzagging
he/she/it will have been zigzagging
we will have been zigzagging
you will have been zigzagging
they will have been zigzagging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been zigzagging
you had been zigzagging
he/she/it had been zigzagging
we had been zigzagging
you had been zigzagging
they had been zigzagging
Conditional
I would zigzag
you would zigzag
he/she/it would zigzag
we would zigzag
you would zigzag
they would zigzag
Past Conditional
I would have zigzagged
you would have zigzagged
he/she/it would have zigzagged
we would have zigzagged
you would have zigzagged
they would have zigzagged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zigzag - an angular shape characterized by sharp turns in alternating directionszigzag - an angular shape characterized by sharp turns in alternating directions
angular shape, angularity - a shape having one or more sharp angles
Verb1.zigzag - travel along a zigzag pathzigzag - travel along a zigzag path; "The river zigzags through the countryside"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
Adj.1.zigzag - having short sharp turns or angles
crooked - having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned; "crooked country roads"; "crooked teeth"
Adv.1.zigzag - in a zigzag course or on a zigzag path; "birds flew zigzag across the blue sky"

zigzag

zigzag

verb
To move in a zigzag manner, as on a ski slope:
Translations
مَسْلَك مُتَعَرِّجيَتَعَرَّج، يَسير في مَسْلَك مُتَعَرِّج
klikatit seklikatý
siksakke
zegzugosan halad
sikksakksikksakka
eiti zigzagaiszigzagas
locīties zigzagveidīgizigzagveidīgs
cikcakcikcakastcikcakati
yılankavizikzakzikzak çizmek

zigzag

[ˈzɪgzæg]
A. Nzigzag m
C. ADJen zigzag

zigzag

[ˈzɪgzæg]
nzigzag m
vizigzaguer, faire des zigzags

zigzag

nZickzack m or nt; in a zigzagim Zickzack; the river cuts a zigzag through the rocksder Fluss bahnt sich im Zickzack einen Weg durch die Felsen; we had to make a long zigzag across the icewir mussten uns lange im Zickzack über das Eis bewegen; a pattern of straight lines and zigzagsein Muster aus Geraden und Zickzacklinien
adjZickzack-; road, pathzickzackförmig; zigzag lineZickzacklinie f; to steer a zigzag course (Naut) → Zickzack(kurs) fahren
advzickzackförmig, im Zickzack
viim Zickzack laufen/fahren etc; (Naut) → Zickzack(kurs) fahren; to zigzag alongim Zickzack laufen/fahren etc

zigzag

[ˈzɪgˌzæg]
1. nzigzag m inv
2. vizigzagare
to zigzag across/down/up → attraversare/scendere/salire a zigzag
3. adja zigzag

zigzag

(ˈzigzag) adjective
(of a line, road etc) having sharp bends or angles from side to side. a zigzag path through the woods.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈzigzagged
to move in a zigzag manner. The road zigzagged through the mountains.
References in classic literature ?
The "We're Here" slid, as it were, into long, sunk avenues and ditches which felt quite sheltered and homelike if they would only stay still; but they changed without rest or mercy, and flung up the schooner to crown one peak of a thousand grey hills, while the wind hooted through her rigging as she zigzagged down the slopes.
From the end of it a small wand planted here and there showed where the path zigzagged from tuft to tuft of rushes among those green-scummed pits and foul quagmires which barred the way to the stranger.
The ridge ended in a steep descent-so steep that he zigzagged back and forth across the face of the slope, sliding and stumbling among the dead leaves and matted vines and keeping a watchful eye on the horse above that threatened to fall down upon him.