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Meaning of FLAG

Pronunciation:  flag

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a conspicuously marked or shaped tail
  2. [n]  emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design
  3. [n]  stratified stone that splits into pieces suitable as paving stones
  4. [n]  flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green
  5. [n]  a rectangular piece of fabric used as a signalling device
  6. [n]  plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals
  7. [v]  become less intense
  8. [v]  provide with a flag; "Flag this file so that I can recognize it immediately"
  9. [v]  communicate or signal with a flag
  10. [v]  decorate with flags, as of buildings
  11. [v]  droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness

FLAG is a 4 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: droop, ease off, ease up, flagstone, fleur-de-lis, iris, pin, sag, signal flag, slack off, slacken off, swag, sword lily
 See Also: adorn, American flag, bag, banner, battle flag, bearded iris, beardless iris, beautify, black flag, blue flag, bulbous iris, Canis familiaris, cervid, code flag, colors, colours, Confederate flag, decorate, decrease, deer, diminish, dog, domestic dog, drop, drop down, dwarf iris, embellish, emblem, English iris, ensign, fall, fanion, flag down, flag of truce, genus Iris, gladdon, gladdon iris, golf equipment, grace, iridaceous plant, Iris cristata, Iris foetidissima, Iris persica, Iris pseudacorus, Iris verna, Iris versicolor, Iris virginica, Iris xiphioides, jack, Jolly Roger, lessen, mark, national flag, nautical signal flag, Old Glory, ornament, paving stone, pennant, pennant, pennon, Persian iris, pirate flag, red flag, roast beef plant, sign, signal, signalise, signalize, sink, slouch, slump, southern blue flag, standard, Stars and Bars, Stars and Stripes, Star-Spangled Banner, stinking gladwyn, stinking iris, streamer, tail, tricolor, tricolour, Union flag, Union Jack, vernal iris, visual signal, waft, white flag, yellow flag, yellow iris, yellow jack, yellow water flag



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Flag\ (fl[a^]g), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Flagged}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Flagging}.] [Cf. Icel. flaka to droop, hang loosely.
    Cf. {Flacker}, {Flag} an ensign.]
    1. To hang loose without stiffness; to bend down, as flexible
       bodies; to be loose, yielding, limp.
             As loose it [the sail] flagged around the mast. --T.
    2. To droop; to grow spiritless; to lose vigor; to languish;
       as, the spirits flag; the streugth flags.
             The pleasures of the town begin to flag. --Swift.
    Syn: To droop; decline; fail; languish; pine.
  2. \Flag\ (fl[a^]g), v. t.
    1. To let droop; to suffer to fall, or let fall, into
       feebleness; as, to flag the wings. --prior.
    2. To enervate; to exhaust the vigor or elasticity of.
             Nothing so flags the spirits.         --Echard.
  3. \Flag\, n. [Cf. LG. & G. flagge, Sw. flagg, Dan. flag, D.
    vlag. See {Flag} to hang loose.]
    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 colors;
       as, the national flag; a military or a naval flag.
    3. (Zo["o]l.)
       (a) A group of feathers on the lower part of the legs of
           certain hawks, owls, etc.
       (b) A group of elongated wing feathers in certain hawks.
       (c) The bushy tail of a dog, as of a setter.
    {Black flag}. See under {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} (Railroad), a station at which trains do not
       stop unless signaled to do so, by a flag hung out or
    {National flag}, a flag of a particular country, on which
       some national emblem or device, is emblazoned.
    {Red flag}, a flag of a red color, 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
    {Yellow flag}, the quarantine flag of all nations; also
       carried at a vessel's fore, to denote that an infectious
       disease is on board.
  4. \Flag\, v. t. [From {Flag} an ensign.]
    1. To signal to with a flag; as, to flag a train.
    2. To convey, as a message, by means of flag signals; as, to
       flag an order to troops or vessels at a distance.
  5. \Flag\, n. [From {Flag} to hang loose, to bend down.]
    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 under 2d {Corn}.
    {Flag broom}, a coarse of broom, originally made of flags or
    {Flag root}, the root of the sweet flag.
    {Sweet flag}. See {Calamus}, n., 2.
  6. \Flag\, v. t.
    To furnish or deck out with flags.
  7. \Flag\, n. [Icel. flaga, cf. Icel. flag spot where a turf
    has been cut out, and E. flake layer, scale. Cf. {Floe}.]
    1. A flat stone used for paving. --Woodward.
    2. (Geol.) Any hard, evenly stratified sandstone, which
       splits into layers suitable for flagstones.
  8. \Flag\, v. t.
    To lay with flags of flat stones.
          The sides and floor are all flagged with . . . marble.
  9. \Flag\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
    One of the wing feathers next the body of a bird; -- called
    also {flag feather}.
  10. \Flag\, v. t.
    To decoy (game) by waving a flag, handkerchief, or the like
    to arouse the animal's curiosity.
          The antelope are getting continually shyer and more
          difficult to flag.                       --T.
Computing Dictionary

1. 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." See also hidden flag, mode bit.

2. command line option.

[jargon file]

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing your national flag in your dream means peace and/or prosperity. Seeing a flag of a foreign nation indicates a breach of trust between friends.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Heb., or rather Egyptian, ahu, Job 8:11), rendered "meadow" in Gen. 41:2, 18; probably the Cyperus esculentus, a species of rush eaten by cattle, the Nile reed. It also grows in Palestine.

In Ex. 2:3, 5, Isa. 19:6, it is the rendering of the Hebrew _suph_, a word which occurs frequently in connection with _yam_; as _yam suph_, to denote the "Red Sea" (q.v.) or the sea of weeds (as this word is rendered, Jonah 2:5). It denotes some kind of sedge or reed which grows in marshy places. (See PAPER ¯T0002840, REED.)

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