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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flag(noun)

    emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design

  2. masthead, flag(noun)

    a listing printed in all issues of a newspaper or magazine (usually on the editorial page) that gives the name of the publication and the names of the editorial staff, etc.

  3. iris, flag, fleur-de-lis, sword lily(noun)

    plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals

  4. flag, signal flag(noun)

    a rectangular piece of fabric used as a signalling device

  5. pin, flag(noun)

    flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green

  6. flag, flagstone(noun)

    stratified stone that splits into pieces suitable as paving stones

  7. flag(verb)

    a conspicuously marked or shaped tail

  8. flag(verb)

    communicate or signal with a flag

  9. flag(verb)

    provide with a flag

    "Flag this file so that I can recognize it immediately"

  10. sag, droop, swag, flag(verb)

    droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness

  11. flag(verb)

    decorate with flags

    "the building was flagged for the holiday"

  12. ease up, ease off, slacken off, flag(verb)

    become less intense

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flag(verb)

    to hang loose without stiffness; to bend down, as flexible bodies; to be loose, yielding, limp

  2. Flag(verb)

    to droop; to grow spiritless; to lose vigor; to languish; as, the spirits flag; the streugth flags

  3. Flag(verb)

    to let droop; to suffer to fall, or let fall, into feebleness; as, to flag the wings

  4. Flag(verb)

    to enervate; to exhaust the vigor or elasticity of

  5. Flag(noun)

    that which flags or hangs down loosely

  6. Flag(noun)

    a cloth usually bearing a device or devices and used to indicate nationality, party, etc., or to give or ask information; -- commonly attached to a staff to be waved by the wind; a standard; a banner; an ensign; the colors; as, the national flag; a military or a naval flag

  7. Flag(noun)

    a group of feathers on the lower part of the legs of certain hawks, owls, etc

  8. Flag(noun)

    a group of elongated wing feathers in certain hawks

  9. Flag(noun)

    the bushy tail of a dog, as of a setter

  10. Flag(verb)

    to signal to with a flag; as, to flag a train

  11. Flag(verb)

    to convey, as a message, by means of flag signals; as, to flag an order to troops or vessels at a distance

  12. Flag(noun)

    an aquatic plant, with long, ensiform leaves, belonging to either of the genera Iris and Acorus

  13. Flag(verb)

    to furnish or deck out with flags

  14. Flag(noun)

    a flat stone used for paving

  15. Flag(noun)

    any hard, evenly stratified sandstone, which splits into layers suitable for flagstones

  16. Flag(verb)

    to lay with flags of flat stones

  17. Origin: [Icel. flaga, cf. Icel. flag spot where a turf has been cut out, and E. flake layer, scale. Cf. Floe.]


  1. Flag

    A flag is most of the time a piece of fabric with a distinctive design that is usually rectangular and used as a symbol, as a signaling device, or decoration. The term flag is also used to refer to the graphic design employed by a flag, or to its depiction in another medium. The first flags were used to assist military coordination on battlefields, and flags have since evolved into a general tool for rudimentary signalling and identification, especially in environments where communication is similarly challenging. National flags are potent patriotic symbols with varied wide-ranging interpretations, often including strong military associations due to their original and ongoing military uses. Flags are also used in messaging, advertising, or for other decorative purposes. The study of flags is known as vexillology, from the Latin vexillum meaning flag or banner.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. flag

    [very common] A variable or quantity that can take on one of two values; a bit, particularly one that is used to indicate one of two outcomes or is used to control which of two things is to be done. “This flag controls whether to clear the screen before printing the message.” “The program status word contains several flag bits.” Used of humans analogously to bit. See also hidden flag, mode bit.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'flag' in Nouns Frequency: #1821

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Edwin Hubbel Chapin:

    Ostentation is the signal flag of hypocrisy.

  2. Nikki Haley:

    The flag is the beginning; it can't be the end.

  3. Michelle Manhart:

    I walked up, picked up the flag and walked away.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    By taking down that flag we express God's grace.

  5. Shehu Sani:

    A nation's moral flag flies in the spirit of its people.

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