Definitions of flag

  1. droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
  2. become less intense
  3. a conspicuously marked or shaped tail
  4. emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design
  5. stratified stone that splits into pieces suitable as paving stones
  6. flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green
  7. a rectangular piece of fabric used as a signalling device
  8. plants with sword- shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright- colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals
  9. provide with a flag; " Flag this file so that I can recognize it immediately"
  10. communicate or signal with a flag
  11. decorate with flags; " the building was flagged for the holiday"
  12. To hang loose without stiffness; to bend down, as flexible bodies; to be loose, yielding, limp.
  13. To droop; to grow spiritless; to lose vigor; to languish; as, the spirits flag; the streugth flags.
  14. To let droop; to suffer to fall, or let fall, into feebleness; as, to flag the wings.
  15. That which flags or hangs down loosely.
  16. 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.
  17. A group of feathers on the lower part of the legs of certain hawks, owls, etc.
  18. A group of elongated wing feathers in certain hawks.
  19. The bushy tail of a dog, as of a setter.
  20. To signal to with a flag; as, to flag a train.
  21. To convey, as a message, by means of flag signals; as, to flag an order to troops or vessels at a distance.
  22. An aquatic plant, with long, ensiform leaves, belonging to either of the genera Iris and Acorus.
  23. To furnish or deck out with flags.
  24. A flat stone used for paving.
  25. Any hard, evenly stratified sandstone, which splits into layers suitable for flagstones.
  26. To lay with flags of flat stones.
  27. To decoy ( game) by waving a flag, handkerchief, or the like to arouse the animal's curiosity.
  28. One of the wing feathers next the body of a bird; - called also flag feather.
  29. A piece of cloth or bunting on which usually some device is wrought, used as a standard, ensign, signal, etc.; a plant of the iris family; a flagstone or paving stone.
  30. Signal with a flag; pave with fiagstones.
  31. To become weary; lose vigor.
  32. Flagged.
  33. Flagging.
  34. To grow languid or spiritless; - pr. p. flagging; pa. p. flagged.
  35. A water- plant.
  36. The ensign of a ship or of troops; a banner.
  37. Ensign; standard; plant with sword- shaped leaves; flat stone.
  38. To grow languid; droop.
  39. To signal by a flag.
  40. To pave with flagstones.
  41. To grow languid; become tired; droop; drag.
  42. A Piece of cloth commonly bearing a device and attached to a staff or halyard; used as a standard, symbol, or signal.
  43. A flagstone.
  44. A plant having sword - shaped leaves and growing in moist places.
  45. An aquatic plant with a bladed leaf.
  46. An ensign or colour of a ship or of troops borne on a staff. To strike or lower the flag, to pull it down upon the capin token of respect or submission. A white flag, a flag of truce. A red flag, a sign of defiance or challenge to battle. A black flag, a sign of no quarter. Flag of truce, a flag carried to or by an enemy when some pacific communication is intended. To hang the flag half mast high, a signal of mourning.
  47. To suffer or to cause to droop.
  48. To lay with flat stones.
  49. To hang loose; to grow spiritless or languid; to droop; to become dull.
  50. A plant which grows in marshy places, having large- bladed or sword- shaped leaves; the sedge or iris.
  51. A piece of cloth on which is wrought some device, usually set upon a staff to wave in the wind; the ensign or colours of a regiment, ship, & c.
  52. To grow spiritless or dejected; to lose vigour; to droop.
  53. A broad flat stone used for pavements.
  54. To lay with broad flat stones.

Usage examples for flag

  1. " And our flag," added Horace, as an after- thought. – Captain Horace by Sophie May
  2. The thing I had wished for in my boat, all those months ago, was a new flag. – The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins
  3. Then we got out an' I got rid of her, but that didn'thelp me much, for I got two others as see the little flag right off an' they never got off nor let up on me. – Susan Clegg and a Man in the House by Anne Warner
  4. The smoke cleared, and Aladdin saw John lying above the great flag which he had carried. – Aladdin O'Brien by Gouverneur Morris
  5. They, too, that day received their battle- flag. – Kincaid's Battery by George W. Cable
  6. Then she saw a red flag waving from the camera plane. – Jane Stewardess of the Air Lines by Ruthe S. Wheeler
  7. Got to pull down that flag." – Out of the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  8. England seized the first opportunity for throwing off the protection of the French flag, which had hitherto sheltered her, and in a short time was much rather able to protect the Dutch who were still closely allied with her. – A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6) by Leopold von Ranke
  9. " And now, what about the flag? – A Jolly Fellowship by Frank R. Stockton
  10. You won't strike the flag, Captain; we cannot do anything treacherous. – With Moore At Corunna by G. A. Henty
  11. It has been said that to mention his name is to raise the Norwegian flag. – Norwegian Life by Ethlyn T. Clough
  12. " There is a French flag yonder. – With Haig on the Somme by D. H. Parry
  13. The flag that set us free. – The Adventures of a Freshman by Jesse Lynch Williams
  14. I ran the boat alongside the stage, and with my passengers stepped on shore, leaving Rockets with the flag and two other hands in the boat. – Hurricane Hurry by W.H.G. Kingston
  15. His wife and he started home with the impatience of their years, rather earlier than they had meant to go, and they were silent for a little while after they left the flag- station where Hinkle and Clementina had put them aboard their train. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  16. I said that I was glad that there were plenty of foes of the black flag, and that you would find it so; but in saying that I did not desire you to sail under it. – Viking Boys by Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby
  17. Why do you wish to fight under the German flag? – The Northern Light by E. Werner
  18. Where has the truth its waving flag? – My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year by John Henry Jowett
  19. And he pointed to the dead body under the flag. – Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  20. In an hour Bertie exclaimed, " There is the flag!" – The Treasure of the Incas by G. A. Henty