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Definition of "flag" []

  • A piece of cloth, usually rectangular, of distinctive color and design, used as a symbol, standard, signal, or emblem. (noun)
  • National or other allegiance, as symbolized by a flag: ships of the same flag. (noun)
  • A ship carrying the flag of an admiral; a flagship. (noun)
  • A marking device, such as a gummed strip of paper, attached to an object to attract attention or ease identification; a tab. (noun)
  • The masthead of a newspaper. (noun)
  • A piece of cloth, esp bunting, often attached to a pole or staff, decorated with a design and used as an emblem, symbol, or standard or as a means of signalling (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A small paper flag, emblem, or sticker sold on flag days (noun)
  • An indicator, that may be set or unset, used to indicate a condition or to stimulate a particular reaction in the execution of a computer program (noun)
  • The fringe of long hair, tapering towards the tip, on the underside of the tail of certain breeds of dog, such as setters (noun)
  • The conspicuously marked tail of a deer (noun)
  • The part of a taximeter that is raised when a taxi is for hire (noun)
  • The pennant-shaped pattern that is formed when a price fluctuation is plotted on a chart, interrupting the steady rise or fall that precedes and then follows it (noun)
  • To decorate or mark with a flag or flags (verb)
  • To warn or signal (a vehicle) to stop (verb)
  • To send or communicate (messages, information, etc) by flag (verb)
  • To decoy (game or wild animals) by waving a flag or similar object so as to attract their attention (verb)
  • To mark (a page in a book, card, etc) for attention by attaching a small tab or flag (verb)
  • To draw attention to (something) (verb)
  • To consider unimportant; brush aside (verb)

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Use "flag" in a sentence
  • "It was stated, that he asked the boy what he saw, and the boy answered, "_I see a little man_," -- Tell him to bring a flag, -- "_Now he has brought a flag_.""
  • "Global outputdebug Function: \% A_ThisFunc\% flag = \% flag\% if Flag = 1"
  • "I have never heard that an upside-down flag is code for a distress signal."