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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

flagflæg(n.; v.)flagged, flag•ging.

  1. (n.)a typically rectangular piece of cloth marked with distinctive colors or designs and used as a symbol, as of a nation or organization, or as a means of signaling.

  2. the tail of a deer or of a setter dog.

    Category: Sport

  3. a tab or tag attached, as to a page, to attract attention.

  4. any of the angled lines attached to a musical note.

    Category: Music and Dance

  5. (v.t.)to place a flag or flags over or on; decorate with flags.

  6. to signal or warn with or as if with a flag (sometimes fol. by down):

    to flag down a train.

  7. to decoy, as game, by waving a flag or the like to excite attention or curiosity.

  8. to mark (a page, file, etc.) with a tab or tag.

Origin of flag:

1475–85; perh. b. flap (n.) and fag1 (n.) in obs. sense “flap”

flag′ger(n.)

flagflæg(n.)

  1. any of various plants with long, sword-shaped leaves, as the sweet flag.

    Category: Plants

Origin of flag:

1350–1400; ME flagge

flagflæg(v.i.)flagged, flag•ging.

  1. to fall off in activity, interest, etc.

  2. to hang loosely or limply; droop.

Origin of flag:

1535–45; See flag1

flagflæg(n.; v.)flagged, flag•ging.

  1. Category: Building Trades

    Ref: flagstone.

  2. (v.t.)to pave with flagstones.

    Category: Building Trades

Origin of flag:

1400–50; ME flagge piece of sod

flag′ger(n.)

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. flag(noun)æg

    a piece of cloth with a pattern that represents a country or organization

    the Chinese/French/Israeli flag

  2. flag(verb)æg

    to mark sth written so that sb will notice it

    She flagged several corrections in the document.

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

Freebase

  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


Translations for flag

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

flag(noun)

a piece of cloth with a particular design representing a country, party, association etc

the French flag.

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