from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Marked by irregular projections and indentations on the edge or surface. See Synonyms at rough.
- adj. Having a rough or harsh quality: "not a stutter exactly but a jagged sound, as if the words were being broken-off from some other, stronger current of words deep inside” ( Anne Tyler).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Unevenly cut; having the texture of something so cut.
- adj. Having a rough quality.
- adj. Of an array, having a different cardinality in each dimension, such that a representation on paper would appear uneven.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of jag.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having jags; having rough, sharp notches, protuberances, or teeth; cleft; laciniate; divided.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having notches or teeth, or ragged edges; cleft; divided; laciniate: as, jagged leaves.
- Cut into jags, as sleeves and other parts of a garment; cut at the edge with leaf-like serrations: a fashion of garments common in the early part of the fifteenth century. See dag
- In heraldry, shown with broken and irregular outlines, as if torn from something else: said of any bearing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having a sharply uneven surface or outline
- adj. having an irregularly notched or toothed margin as though gnawed
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