Definition of Red flag

1. Noun. A flag that serves as a warning signal. "We didn't swim at the beach because the red flag was up"




2. Noun. The emblem of socialist revolution.
Generic synonyms: Allegory, Emblem

3. Noun. Something that irritates or demands immediate action. "Doing that is like waving a red flag in front of a bull"
Generic synonyms: Annoyance, Annoying, Irritation, Vexation

Definition of Red flag

1. Noun. (idiomatic) A cue, warning, or alert; a sign or signal that something is wrong. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Red Flag

red drums
red dwarf
red dwarf star
red dwarfs
red earth
red eft
red elm
red envelope
red face test
red false mallow
red fescue
red fescues
red fever
red fibres
red fire
red flag (current term)
red fox
red foxes
red giant
red giant star
red giants
red ginger
red goatfish
red goods
red goosefoot
red gram
red grouse
red guard
red guards
red gum

Literary usage of Red flag

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries by John Austin Stevens, Benjamin Franklin DeCosta, Martha Joanna Lamb, Henry Phelps Johnston, Nathan Gilbert Pond, William Abbatt (1881)
"Nouveau Pavilion de L'Union : a red flag with the Union Jack of 1707, ... Pavilion D'Amiral D'Angleterre : a red flag with a foul anchor erect in its centre ..."

2. The Historic Note-book: With an Appendix of Battles by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1903)
"Switzerland, a red flag with a white cross in the centre. Turkey, a red flag with a silver orescent and star with eight points. ..."

3. Freedom of Speech by Zechariah Chafee (1920)
"Radical Meetings and the red flag There are several types of anarchy acts.21 The simplest is the red flag law, recently adopted by twenty-five states. ..."

4. Freedom of Speech by Zechariah Chafee (1920)
"Radical Meetings and the red flag There are several types of anarchy acts.21 The simplest is the red flag law, recently adopted by twenty-five states. ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The order of Queen Anne directed that merchant vessels should fly a red flag " with a Union Jack described in a canton ai the upper corner thereof next the ..."

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