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Flag meaning

flag - 22 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. decorate with flags; " the building was flagged for the holiday"
  3. 3. To hang loose without stiffness; to bend down, as flexible bodies; to be loose, yielding, limp.
  4. 4. To droop; to grow spiritless; to lose vigor; to languish; as, the spirits flag; the streugth flags.
  5. 5. To let droop; to suffer to fall, or let fall, into feebleness; as, to flag the wings.
  6. 6. To enervate; to exhaust the vigor or elasticity of.
  7. 7. That which flags or hangs down loosely.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. A group of feathers on the lower part of the legs of certain hawks, owls, etc.
  10. 10. A group of elongated wing feathers in certain hawks.
  11. 11. The bushy tail of a dog, as of a setter.
  12. 12. To signal to with a flag; as, to flag a train.
  13. 13. To convey, as a message, by means of flag signals; as, to flag an order to troops or vessels at a distance.
  14. 14. An aquatic plant, with long, ensiform leaves, belonging to either of the genera Iris and Acorus.
  15. 15. To furnish or deck out with flags.
  16. 16. A flat stone used for paving.
  17. 17. Any hard, evenly stratified sandstone, which splits into layers suitable for flagstones.
  18. 18. To lay with flags of flat stones.
  19. 19. To decoy ( game) by waving a flag, handkerchief, or the like to arouse the animal's curiosity.
  20. 20. One of the wing feathers next the body of a bird; - called also flag feather.
  21. 21. Ensign; standard; plant with sword- shaped leaves; flat stone.
  22. 22. To grow languid; droop.

flag - examples of usage

  1. John Postell with a flag to exchange some prisoners, which Capt. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  2. You don't like the British flag, eh? - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
  3. Can you make out her flag? - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
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