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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. 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.
  12. decorate with flags; " the building was flagged for the holiday"
  13. To hang loose without stiffness; to bend down, as flexible bodies; to be loose, yielding, limp.
  14. To droop; to grow spiritless; to lose vigor; to languish; as, the spirits flag; the streugth flags.
  15. To let droop; to suffer to fall, or let fall, into feebleness; as, to flag the wings.
  16. To enervate; to exhaust the vigor or elasticity of.
  17. That which flags or hangs down loosely.
  18. 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.
  19. A group of feathers on the lower part of the legs of certain hawks, owls, etc.
  20. A group of elongated wing feathers in certain hawks.
  21. The bushy tail of a dog, as of a setter.
  22. To signal to with a flag; as, to flag a train.
  23. To convey, as a message, by means of flag signals; as, to flag an order to troops or vessels at a distance.
  24. An aquatic plant, with long, ensiform leaves, belonging to either of the genera Iris and Acorus.
  25. To furnish or deck out with flags.
  26. A flat stone used for paving.
  27. Any hard, evenly stratified sandstone, which splits into layers suitable for flagstones.
  28. To lay with flags of flat stones.
  29. To decoy ( game) by waving a flag, handkerchief, or the like to arouse the animal's curiosity.
  30. One of the wing feathers next the body of a bird; - called also flag feather.
  31. 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.
  32. Signal with a flag; pave with fiagstones.
  33. To become weary; lose vigor.
  34. Flagged.
  35. Flagging.
  36. Calamus.
  37. To grow languid or spiritless; - pr. p. flagging; pa. p. flagged.
  38. A water- plant.
  39. The ensign of a ship or of troops; a banner.
  40. Ensign; standard; plant with sword- shaped leaves; flat stone.
  41. To grow languid; droop.
  42. To signal by a flag.
  43. To pave with flagstones.
  44. To grow languid; become tired; droop; drag.
  45. A Piece of cloth commonly bearing a device and attached to a staff or halyard; used as a standard, symbol, or signal.
  46. A flagstone.
  47. A plant having sword - shaped leaves and growing in moist places.
  48. An aquatic plant with a bladed leaf.
  49. 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.
  50. To suffer or to cause to droop.
  51. To lay with flat stones.
  52. To hang loose; to grow spiritless or languid; to droop; to become dull.
  53. A plant which grows in marshy places, having large- bladed or sword- shaped leaves; the sedge or iris.
  54. 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.
  55. To grow spiritless or dejected; to lose vigour; to droop.
  56. A broad flat stone used for pavements.
  57. To lay with broad flat stones.
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Antonyms for flag

develop, grow up, ripen, grow.

Quotes of flag

  1. This is said to us, even as this counterfeit president has legalized the Confederate Flag in Mississippi. – Amiri Baraka
  2. I long to be in the Field again, doing my part to keep the old flag up, with all its stars. – Joshua Chamberlain
  3. I feel there should have been some recognition of the Spice Girls at this year's 25th anniversary. We flew the flag for Britain around the globe in the 1990s and we achieved a hell of a lot. – Melanie Chisholm
  4. I wrote the script of Patton. I had this very bizarre opening where he stands up in front of an American flag and gives this speech. Ultimately, I was fired. When the script was done, they hired another writer and that script was forgotten. – Francis Ford Coppola
  5. Laws protecting the United States flag do not cut away at the freedom of speech guaranteed in the First Amendment... Congress made this position clear upon passage of the Flag Protection Act of 1989, which prohibited desecration of the flag – Larry Craig
  6. Our flag is not just one of many political points of view. Rather, the flag is a symbol of our national unity. – Adrian Cronauer
  7. We said we'd fly the flag without him and carry on. I didn't give him a kiss because I still hadn't accepted what was happening. I was hoping that some miracle was going to happen. Of course, it didn't. I wish I had kissed him now. – Robin Gibb
  8. White collar conservative flashin down the street, pointing that plastic finger at me, they all assume my kind will drop and die, but I'm gonna wave my freak flag high. – Jimi Hendrix
  9. Our moneyed men have ruled us for the past thirty years. Under the flag of the slaveholder they hoped to destroy our liberty. – Denis Kearney
  10. Nowhere else in history has there ever been a flag that stands for the right to burn itself. This is the fractal of our flag It stands for the right to destroy itself. – Ken Kesey
  11. Freedom of religion is a principle that is central to our Nation's Declaration of Independence. Congress has taken this positive step to protect our freedom to express allegiance to America's flag and the ideals it represents. – Ron Lewis
  12. I stand fearlessly for small dogs, the American Flag motherhood and the Bible. That's why people love me. – Art Linkletter
  13. I have loved but one flag and I can not share that devotion and give affection to the mongrel banner invented for the League of Nations. – Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
  14. The most censored speech in America today is not flag -burning, pornography, or the press. – Phyllis Schlafly
  15. Let it be borne on the flag under which we rally in every exigency, that we have one country, one constitution, one destiny. – Daniel Webster

Usage examples for flag

  1. 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
  2. They, too, that day received their battle- flag – Kincaid's Battery by George W. Cable
  3. " And our flag added Horace, as an after- thought. – Captain Horace by Sophie May
  4. It has been said that to mention his name is to raise the Norwegian flag – Norwegian Life by Ethlyn T. Clough
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. " There is a French flag yonder. – With Haig on the Somme by D. H. Parry
  8. Got to pull down that flag – Out of the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  9. " And now, what about the flag – A Jolly Fellowship by Frank R. Stockton
  10. The smoke cleared, and Aladdin saw John lying above the great flag which he had carried. – Aladdin O'Brien by Gouverneur Morris
  11. You won't strike the flag Captain; we cannot do anything treacherous. – With Moore At Corunna by G. A. Henty
  12. Where has the truth its waving flag – My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year by John Henry Jowett
  13. And he pointed to the dead body under the flag – Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  14. The thing I had wished for in my boat, all those months ago, was a new flag – The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins
  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. Then she saw a red flag waving from the camera plane. – Jane Stewardess of the Air Lines by Ruthe S. Wheeler
  17. The flag that set us free. – The Adventures of a Freshman by Jesse Lynch Williams
  18. Why do you wish to fight under the German flag – The Northern Light by E. Werner
  19. In an hour Bertie exclaimed, " There is the flag – The Treasure of the Incas by G. A. Henty
  20. 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

Rhymes for flag