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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)

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.

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."