Definition of Flag

1. Verb. Communicate or signal with a flag.

Generic synonyms: Sign, Signal, Signalise, Signalize
Also: Flag Down

2. Noun. Emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design.

3. Verb. Provide with a flag. "Flag this file so that I can recognize it immediately"
Generic synonyms: Mark

4. 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..
Exact synonyms: Masthead
Generic synonyms: List, Listing

5. Verb. Droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness. "There flag some children in the rocking chair"
Exact synonyms: Droop, Sag, Swag
Generic synonyms: Drop, Drop Down, Sink
Specialized synonyms: Slouch, Slump, Bag
Derivative terms: Droop, Sag

6. Noun. Plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals.

7. Verb. Decorate with flags. ; "The building was flagged for the holiday"

8. Noun. A rectangular piece of fabric used as a signalling device.
Exact synonyms: Signal Flag
Generic synonyms: Visual Signal
Specialized synonyms: Pennant, Code Flag, Nautical Signal Flag, Red Flag

9. Verb. Become less intense.
Exact synonyms: Ease Off, Ease Up, Slacken Off
Generic synonyms: Decrease, Diminish, Fall, Lessen

10. Noun. Flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green.
Exact synonyms: Pin
Generic synonyms: Golf Equipment

11. Noun. Stratified stone that splits into pieces suitable as paving stones.
Exact synonyms: Flagstone
Generic synonyms: Paving Stone

12. Noun. A conspicuously marked or shaped tail.
Group relationships: Canis Familiaris, Dog, Domestic Dog, Cervid, Deer
Generic synonyms: Tail

Definition of Flag

1. v. i. To hang loose without stiffness; to bend down, as flexible bodies; to be loose, yielding, limp.

2. v. t. To let droop; to suffer to fall, or let fall, into feebleness; as, to flag the wings.

3. n. That which flags or hangs down loosely.

4. v. t. To signal to with a flag; as, to flag a train.

5. n. An aquatic plant, with long, ensiform leaves, belonging to either of the genera Iris and Acorus.

6. v. t. To furnish or deck out with flags.

7. n. A flat stone used for paving.

8. v. t. To lay with flags of flat stones.

9. n. One of the wing feathers next the body of a bird; -- called also flag feather.

10. v. t. To decoy (game) by waving a flag, handkerchief, or the like to arouse the animal's curiosity.

Definition of Flag

1. Noun. A piece of cloth, often decorated with an emblem, used as a visual signal or symbol. ¹

2. Noun. (nautical) A flag flown by a ship to show the presence on board of the admiral; the admiral himself, or his flagship. ¹

3. Noun. (nautical often used attributively) A signal flag. ¹

4. Noun. The use of a flag, especially to indicate the start of a race or other event. ¹

5. Noun. (context: computer science) A variable or memory location that stores a true-or-false, yes-or-no value, typically either recording the fact that a certain event has occurred or requesting that a certain optional action take place. ¹

6. Noun. (context: computer science) In a command line interface, a notation requesting optional behavior or otherwise modifying the action of the command being invoked. ¹

7. Noun. (British puerile) An abbreviation for capture the flag. ¹

8. Verb. To mark with a flag, especially to indicate the importance of something. ¹

9. Verb. (context: often with ''down'') To signal to, especially to stop a passing vehicle etc. ¹

10. Verb. (context: often with ''up'') To note, mark or point out for attention. ¹

11. Verb. (context: computing): To signal (an event). ¹

12. Verb. (context: computing): To set a program variable to ''true''. ¹

13. Verb. (intransitive) To weaken, become feeble. ¹

14. Noun. Any of various plants with sword-shaped leaves, especially irises; specifically, ''Iris pseudacorus''. ¹

15. Noun. (obsolete except in dialects) A slice of turf; a sod. ¹

16. Noun. A slab of stone; a flagstone, a flat piece of stone used for paving. ¹

17. Verb. To lay down flagstones. ¹

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Definition of Flag

1. to mark with a flag (a piece of cloth used as a symbol) [v FLAGGED, FLAGGING, FLAGS]

Medical Definition of Flag

1. 1. That which flags or hangs down loosely. 2. 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 colours; as, the national flag; a military or a naval flag. 3. A group of feathers on the lower part of the legs of certain hawks, owls, etc. A group of elongated wing feathers in certain hawks. The bushy tail of a dog, as of a setter. Black flag. See Black. Flag captain, Flag leutenant, etc, special officers attached to the flagship, as aids to the flag officer. Flag officer, the commander of a fleet or squadron; an admiral, or commodore. Flag of truse, a white flag carried or displayed to an enemy, as an invitation to conference, or for the purpose of making some communication not hostile. Flag share, the flag officer's share of prize money. Flag station, a station at which trains do not stop unless signaled to do so, by a flag hung out or waved. National flag, a flag of a particular country, on which some national emblem or device, is emblazoned. Red flag, a flag of a red colour, displayed as a signal of danger or token of defiance; the emblem of anarchists. To dip, the flag, to mlower it and quickly restore it to its place; done as a mark of respect. To hang out the white flag, to ask truce or quarter, or, in some cases, to manifest a friendly design by exhibiting a white flag. To hang the flag half-mast high or half-staff, to raise it only half way to the mast or staff, as a token or sign of mourning. To strike, or lower, the flag, to haul it down, in token of respect, submission, or, in an engagement, of surrender. Yellow flag, the quarantine flag of all nations; also carried at a vessel's fore, to denote that an infectious disease is on board. Origin: Cf. LG. & G. Flagge, Sw. Flagg, Dan. Flag, D. Vlag. See Flag to hang loose. An aquatic plant, with long, ensiform leaves, belonging to either of the genera Iris and Acorus. Cooper's flag, the cat-tail (Typha latifolia), the long leaves of which are placed between the staves of barrels to make the latter water-tight. Corn flag. See Corn. Flag broom, a coarse of broom, originally made of flags or rushes. Flag root, the root of the sweet flag. Sweet flag. See Calamus. Origin: From Flag to hang loose, to bend down. 1. A flat stone used for paving. 2. Any hard, evenly stratified sandstone, which splits into layers suitable for flagstones. Origin: Icel. Flaga, cf. Icel. Flag spot where a turf has been cut out, and E. Flake layer, scale. Cf. Floe. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Flag

flacourtia family
flag (current term)
flag, motherhood and apple pie
flag captain
flag captains
flag carrier
flag carriers
flag complex
flag days
flag down
flag flap
flag football

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