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Noun: flag  flag
  1. Emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design
     
  2. 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.
    - masthead
     
  3. Plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright-coloured flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals
    - iris, fleur-de-lis, sword lily
     
  4. A rectangular piece of fabric used as a signalling device
    - signal flag
     
  5. Flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green
    - pin
     
  6. Stratified stone that splits into pieces suitable as paving stones
    - flagstone
     
  7. A conspicuously marked or shaped tail
     
  8. (computer science) an option otherwise modifying the action of a command or program
Verb: flag (flagged,flagging)  flag
  1. Communicate or signal with a flag
     
  2. Provide with a flag
    "Flag this file so that I can recognize it immediately"
     
  3. Droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
    - sag, droop, swag
     
  4. Decorate with flags
    "the building was flagged for the holiday"
     
  5. Become less intense
    - ease up, ease off, slacken off

Derived forms: flagged, flagging, flags

See also: flag down

Type of: adorn, beautify, decorate, decrease, diminish, drop, drop down, embellish, emblem, fall, golf equipment, grace, iridaceous plant, lessen, list, listing, mark, ornament, paving stone, sign, signal, signalise [Brit], signalize, sink, tail, visual signal

Part of: Canis familiaris, cervid, deer, dog, domestic dog, genus Iris

Encyclopedia: Flag