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flag 1

 (flăg)
n.
1. A piece of cloth, usually rectangular, of distinctive color and design, used as a symbol, standard, signal, or emblem.
2. National or other allegiance, as symbolized by a flag: ships of the same flag.
3. A ship carrying the flag of an admiral; a flagship.
4. A marking device, such as a gummed strip of paper, attached to an object to attract attention or ease identification; a tab.
5. The masthead of a newspaper.
6. Music A cross stroke that halves the value of a note to which it is added.
7. A distinctively shaped or marked tail, as of a dog or deer.
8. Computers A variable or memory location that stores true-or-false, yes-or-no information.
tr.v. flagged, flag·ging, flags
1. To mark with a flag or flags for identification or ornamentation: flag a parade route; flagging parts of a manuscript for later review.
2.
a. To signal with or as if with a flag.
b. To signal to stop: flag down a passing car.

[Origin unknown.]

flag′ger n.

flag 2

 (flăg)
n.
A plant, such as an iris or cattail, that has long sword-shaped leaves.

[Middle English flagge, reed, of Scandinavian origin.]

flag 3

 (flăg)
intr.v. flagged, flag·ging, flags
To lose vigor or strength; weaken or diminish: The conversation flagged.

[Possibly of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse flögra, to flap about.]

flag 4

 (flăg)
n.
A flagstone.
tr.v. flagged, flag·ging, flags
To pave with slabs of flagstone.

[Middle English flagge, piece of turf, from Old Norse flaga, slab of stone; see plāk- in Indo-European roots.]

flag

(flæɡ)
n
1. a piece of cloth, esp bunting, often attached to a pole or staff, decorated with a design and used as an emblem, symbol, or standard or as a means of signalling
2. a small paper flag, emblem, or sticker sold on flag days
3. (Computer Science) computing an indicator, that may be set or unset, used to indicate a condition or to stimulate a particular reaction in the execution of a computer program
4. (Journalism & Publishing) journalism another name for masthead2
5. (Zoology) the fringe of long hair, tapering towards the tip, on the underside of the tail of certain breeds of dog, such as setters
6. (Zoology) the conspicuously marked tail of a deer
7. a less common name for bookmark
8. (Automotive Engineering) Austral and NZ the part of a taximeter that is raised when a taxi is for hire
9. (Economics) the pennant-shaped pattern that is formed when a price fluctuation is plotted on a chart, interrupting the steady rise or fall that precedes and then follows it
10. the flag (in Victoria, Australia) the Australian Rules premiership
11. fly the flag to represent or show support for one's country, an organization, etc
12. (Military) to assert a claim, as to a territory or stretch of water, by military presence
13. informal to be present; make an appearance
14. (Military) strike the flag lower the flag
a. to relinquish command, esp of a ship
b. to submit or surrender
vb (tr) , flags, flagging or flagged
15. to decorate or mark with a flag or flags
16. (often foll by down) to warn or signal (a vehicle) to stop
17. to send or communicate (messages, information, etc) by flag
18. (Hunting) to decoy (game or wild animals) by waving a flag or similar object so as to attract their attention
19. to mark (a page in a book, card, etc) for attention by attaching a small tab or flag
20. chiefly Austral to draw attention to (something)
21. (foll by: away or by) NZ to consider unimportant; brush aside
[C16: of uncertain origin]
ˈflagger n
ˈflagless adj

flag

(flæɡ)
vb (intr) , flags, flagging or flagged
1. to hang down; become limp; droop
2. to decline in strength or vigour; become weak or tired
[C16: of unknown origin]

flag

(flæɡ)
n
1. (Plants) any of various plants that have long swordlike leaves, esp the iris Iris pseudacorus (yellow flag)
2. (Plants) the leaf of any such plant
[C14: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Dutch flag, Danish flæg yellow iris]

flag

(flæɡ)
n
(Building) short for flagstone
vb, flags, flagging or flagged
(Building) (tr) to furnish (a floor) with flagstones

flag1

(flæg)

n., v. flagged, flag•ging. n.
1. 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.
3. a tab or tag attached, as to a page, to attract attention.
4. any of the angled lines attached to a musical note.
v.t.
5. 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.
[1475–85; perhaps b. flap (n.) and fag1 (n.) in obsolete sense “flap”]
flag′ger, n.

flag2

(flæg)

n.
any of various plants with long, sword-shaped leaves, as the sweet flag.
[1350–1400; Middle English flagge]

flag3

(flæg)

v.i. flagged, flag•ging.
1. to fall off in activity, interest, etc.
2. to hang loosely or limply; droop.
[1535–45; See flag1]

flag4

(flæg)

n., v. flagged, flag•ging. n. v.t.
2. to pave with flagstones.
[1400–50; Middle English flagge piece of sod]
flag′ger, n.

flag


Past participle: flagged
Gerund: flagging

Imperative
flag
flag
Present
I flag
you flag
he/she/it flags
we flag
you flag
they flag
Preterite
I flagged
you flagged
he/she/it flagged
we flagged
you flagged
they flagged
Present Continuous
I am flagging
you are flagging
he/she/it is flagging
we are flagging
you are flagging
they are flagging
Present Perfect
I have flagged
you have flagged
he/she/it has flagged
we have flagged
you have flagged
they have flagged
Past Continuous
I was flagging
you were flagging
he/she/it was flagging
we were flagging
you were flagging
they were flagging
Past Perfect
I had flagged
you had flagged
he/she/it had flagged
we had flagged
you had flagged
they had flagged
Future
I will flag
you will flag
he/she/it will flag
we will flag
you will flag
they will flag
Future Perfect
I will have flagged
you will have flagged
he/she/it will have flagged
we will have flagged
you will have flagged
they will have flagged
Future Continuous
I will be flagging
you will be flagging
he/she/it will be flagging
we will be flagging
you will be flagging
they will be flagging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been flagging
you have been flagging
he/she/it has been flagging
we have been flagging
you have been flagging
they have been flagging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been flagging
you will have been flagging
he/she/it will have been flagging
we will have been flagging
you will have been flagging
they will have been flagging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been flagging
you had been flagging
he/she/it had been flagging
we had been flagging
you had been flagging
they had been flagging
Conditional
I would flag
you would flag
he/she/it would flag
we would flag
you would flag
they would flag
Past Conditional
I would have flagged
you would have flagged
he/she/it would have flagged
we would have flagged
you would have flagged
they would have flagged

flag

Yellow cloth thrown in the air by an official to signal a violation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flag - emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive designflag - emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design
American flag, Old Glory, Stars and Stripes, Star-Spangled Banner - the national flag of the United States of America
banner, streamer - long strip of cloth or paper used for decoration or advertising
battle flag - a flag that leads troops into battle
black flag, Jolly Roger, pirate flag, blackjack - a flag usually bearing a white skull and crossbones on a black background; indicates a pirate ship
colors, colours - a flag that shows its nationality
emblem - special design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc.
fanion - a small flag used by surveyors or soldiers to mark a position
jack - small flag indicating a ship's nationality
pennon, waft, pennant, streamer - a long flag; often tapering
banner, standard - any distinctive flag
Confederate flag, Stars and Bars - the first flag of the Confederate States of America
tricolor, tricolour - a flag having three colored stripes (especially the French flag)
Union flag, Union Jack - national flag of the United Kingdom
flag of truce, white flag - flag consisting of a piece of white cloth that is hoisted to signal surrender or to ask for a truce
yellow jack - yellow flag hoist on a ship in quarantine
national flag, ensign - an emblem flown as a symbol of nationality
2.flag - 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.
list, listing - a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)
3.flag - plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepalsflag - plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals
iridaceous plant - any bulbous plant of the family Iridaceae
genus Iris - large genus of perennials that develop from bulbs or rhizomes
bearded iris - any of numerous wild or cultivated irises with hairlike structures on the falls (the drooping sepals)
beardless iris - any of numerous wild or cultivated irises having no hairs on the drooping sepals (the falls)
bulbous iris - any of various irises having a rootstock formed like a bulb
Iris cristata, dwarf iris - low-growing summer-flowering iris of northeastern United States
gladdon, gladdon iris, Iris foetidissima, roast beef plant, stinking gladwyn, stinking iris - iris with purple flowers and foul-smelling leaves; southern and western Europe and North Africa
Iris persica, Persian iris - bulbous iris native to Asia Minor cultivated for its pale lilac-colored flowers
Iris pseudacorus, yellow flag, yellow iris, yellow water flag - common yellow-flowered iris of Europe and North Africa, naturalized in United States and often cultivated
dwarf iris, Iris verna, vernal iris - low-growing spring-flowering American iris with bright blue-lilac flowers
blue flag, Iris versicolor - a common iris of the eastern United States having blue or blue-violet flowers; root formerly used medicinally
Iris virginica, southern blue flag - similar to blue flag; the eastern United States
English iris, Iris xiphioides - bulbous iris native to the Pyrenees; widely cultivated for its large delicate flowers in various colors except yellow
4.flag - a rectangular piece of fabric used as a signalling deviceflag - a rectangular piece of fabric used as a signalling device
visual signal - a signal that involves visual communication
pennant - a flag longer than it is wide (and often tapering)
code flag, nautical signal flag - one of an international code of flag signals used between ships
red flag - a flag that serves as a warning signal; "we didn't swim at the beach because the red flag was up"
5.flag - flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green
golf equipment - sports equipment used in playing golf
6.flag - stratified stone that splits into pieces suitable as paving stonesflag - stratified stone that splits into pieces suitable as paving stones
paving stone - a stone used for paving
7.flag - a conspicuously marked or shaped tail
Canis familiaris, dog, domestic dog - a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds; "the dog barked all night"
tail - the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body
cervid, deer - distinguished from Bovidae by the male's having solid deciduous antlers
Verb1.flag - communicate or signal with a flag
signal, signalise, signalize, sign - communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs; "He signed his disapproval with a dismissive hand gesture"; "The diner signaled the waiters to bring the menu"
flag down - signal to stop; "Let's flag down a cab--it's starting to rain"; "The policeman flagged down our car"
2.flag - provide with a flag; "Flag this file so that I can recognize it immediately"
mark - make or leave a mark on; "the scouts marked the trail"; "ash marked the believers' foreheads"
3.flag - droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
drop down, sink, drop - fall or descend to a lower place or level; "He sank to his knees"
slouch, slump - assume a drooping posture or carriage
bag - hang loosely, like an empty bag
4.flag - decorate with flags; "the building was flagged for the holiday"
adorn, decorate, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify - make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"
5.flag - become less intense
decrease, diminish, lessen, fall - decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"

flag

1
noun
1. banner, standard, colours, jack, pennant, ensign, streamer, pennon, banderole, gonfalon They raised the white flag in surrender.
verb
1. mark, identify, indicate, label, tab, pick out, note, docket I promise to flag these things more clearly.
flag something or someone down hail, stop, signal, salute, wave down They flagged a car down.
Related words
enthusiast vexillologist
Quotations
"Then raise the scarlet standard high!"
"Within its folds we'll live or die"
"Tho' cowards flinch and traitors sneer"
"We'll keep the red flag flying here" [James M. Connell The Red Flag]

flag

2
verb weaken, fall, die, fail, decline, sink, fade, slump, pine, faint, weary, fall off, succumb, falter, wilt, wane, ebb, sag, languish, abate, droop, peter out, taper off, feel the pace, lose your strength His enthusiasm was in no way flagging.

flag 1

noun
Fabric used especially as a symbol:
verb
To communicate by means of such devices as lights or signs:

flag 2

verb
1. To become limp, as from loss of freshness:
2. To lose strength or power:
Informal: fizzle (out).
Translations
vlag
رايَةعلمعَلَمعَلَم، بَيْرَق، رايَهيَتْعَب، يُصاب بالوَهَن
знамеопцияфлаг
vlajkaochabovatoznačitpraporpraporek
flagfanevakle
flago
رایتعلم
lippu
झंडा
zastava
jelezjelzőbitjelzőzászlólankadleint
bendera
fániflaggflagg, fániòreytast
깃발
vexillum
karogs
vlagvlaggenvlagschipwaardewenken
ochabnúťvlajka
zastava
zastavaзастава
flaggafana
ธง
bayrakdermansız kalmaksancakyorulmak
брукувативистилатизменшуватизменшуватисязнамено
cờ

flag

1 [flæg]
A. N [of country] → bandera f (Naut) → pabellón m; (for charity) → banderita f; (small, as souvenir, also Sport) → banderín m
flag of conveniencepabellón m de conveniencia
flag of trucebandera f blanca
to raise/lower the flagizar/arriar la bandera
to keep the flag flyingmantener alto el pabellón
to show the flaghacer acto de presencia
to wrap o.s. or drape o.s. in the flag (esp US) → escudarse en el patriotismo
B. VT (= mark) [+ path] → señalar con banderitas; [+ item, reference] → señalar, marcar (also flag down) [+ taxi] → (hacer) parar
C. CPD flag bearer N (lit, fig) → abanderado/a m/f
flag day N día de colecta de una organización benéfica
Flag Day N (US) → día m de la Bandera (14 junio)
flag officer N (Naut) → oficial mf superior de la marina
flag stop N (US) → parada f discrecional
flag down VT + ADV [+ taxi] → (hacer) parar
to flag sb downhacer señales a algn para que se detenga

flag

2 [flæg] VI [strength, person] → flaquear; [enthusiasm] → enfriarse, decaer; [conversation] → decaer

flag

3 [flæg] N (also flagstone) → losa f

flag

4 [flæg] N (Bot) → falso ácoro m, lirio m

flag

[ˈflæg]
n
[country, organization] → drapeau m
flag of convenience → pavillon m de complaisance
to fly the flag for (fig) [+ country, organization] → défendre les couleurs de
(also flagstone) → dalle f
vi [person] → faiblir, fléchir; [enthusiasm] → tomber
flag down
vt sephéler, faire signe (de s'arrêter) à
flag up
vt sep (= signal, warn about) → signaler

flag

:
flagship
n (lit, fig)Flaggschiff nt
adj attrVorzeige-; flag storeVorzeigeladen m
flagstaff
nFahnen- or Flaggenmast m
flag stop
n (US) → Bedarfshaltestelle f
flagstone
n(Stein)platte f; (on floor also) → Fliese f
flag-waver
nHurrapatriot(in) m(f), → Chauvinist m
flag-waving
adj speechchauvinistisch

flag

1
n
Fahne f; (small, on map, chart etc) → Fähnchen nt; (national) → Fahne f, → Flagge f; (Naut) → Flagge f; (for semaphore) → Signalflagge or -fahne f; to fly the flag (for) (fig)die Fahne hochhalten (für); to keep the flag flying (lit, fig)die Stellung halten; to show the flagseine Präsenz or (fig also)seine Anwesenheit dokumentieren; flag of convenience (Naut) → Billigflagge f
(for charity) → Fähnchen nt
(of taxi) the flag was downdas Taxi war besetzt; he put the flag downer stellte aufbesetzt
(= paper marker)Kennzeichen nt
vtbeflaggen

flag

2
vierlahmen; (interest, enthusiasm, strength etc also)nachlassen; he’s flagginger lässt nach; (= he is tiring)er wird müde; their spirits flaggedihr Mut sank; the film starts flagging toward(s) the middleder Film lässt zur Mitte hin nach

flag

3
n (Bot) → Schwertlilie f; (= sweet flag)Kalmus m

flag

4
n (also flagstone)Steinplatte f; (for floor also) → Fliese f
vtmit Steinplatten/Fliesen belegen; floor alsofliesen

flag

1 [flæg] n (gen) → bandiera; (for charity) → bandierina
flag of convenience → bandiera di convenienza
flag down vt + adv (taxi, motorist) → fare cenno (di fermarsi) a

flag

2 [flæg] vi (strength) → indebolirsi; (person) → stancarsi; (enthusiasm) → affievolirsi; (conversation) → languire

flag

3 [flæg] n (also flag stone) → pietra per lastricare

flag1

(flӕg) noun
a piece of cloth with a particular design representing a country, party, association etc. the French flag.
ˈflag-pole / ˈflagstaff nouns
the pole on which a flag is hung.
flag down verbpast tense, past participle flagged
to wave at (a car etc) in order to make it stop. We flagged down a taxi.

flag2

(flӕg) verbpast tense, past participle flagged
to become tired or weak. Halfway through the race he began to flag.

flag

عَلَم vlajka flag Fahne σημαία bandera lippu drapeau zastava bandiera 깃발 vlag flagg flaga bandeira флаг flagga ธง bayrak cờ
References in classic literature ?
roared the captain, as a Portuguese pirate hove in sight, with a flag black as ink flying from her foremast.
The truce still existed, and with a roll and beat of the drum, and covered by a little white flag, Duncan left the sally-port, within ten minutes after his instructions were ended.
One of the girls had read somewhere that a red flag was the proper symbol for oppressed workers, and so they mounted one, and paraded all about the yards, yelling with rage.
I read it to Clarence, and said I proposed to send it by a flag of truce.
Other servants adorned all the balconies of the various stories with flowers and banners; others ascended to the roof and hoisted a great flag on a staff there.
How gloriously he would go plowing the dancing seas, in his long, low, black-hulled racer, the Spirit of the Storm, with his grisly flag flying at the fore
Rebecca liked better to draw things less realistic, and speedily, before the eyes of the enchanted multitude, there grew under her skillful fingers an American flag done in red, white, and blue chalk, every star in its right place, every stripe fluttering in the breeze.
But I affirm that you are: so much depressed that a few more words would bring tears to your eyes--indeed, they are there now, shining and swimming; and a bead has slipped from the lash and fallen on to the flag.
A white flag from within the fortress, and a parley--this dimly perceptible through the raging storm, nothing audible in it--suddenly the sea rose immeasurably wider and higher, and swept Defarge of the wine-shop over the lowered drawbridge, past the massive stone outer walls, in among the eight great towers surrendered!
In a corner was a heap of coats and boat-cloaks, and a flag, all bundled up together.
Estella waved a blue flag, and I waved a red one, and Miss Havisham waved one sprinkled all over with little gold stars, out at the coach-window.
For hot, cold, moist, and dry, four Champions fierce Strive here for Maistrie, and to Battel bring Thir embryon Atoms; they around the flag Of each his faction, in thir several Clanns, Light-arm'd or heavy, sharp, smooth, swift or slow, Swarm populous, unnumber'd as the Sands Of BARCA or CYRENE'S torrid soil, Levied to side with warring Winds, and poise Thir lighter wings.