flag

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noun

verb (used with object), flagged, flag·ging.


Nearby words

  1. flaccidly,
  2. flack,
  3. flackery,
  4. flacon,
  5. flacons,
  6. flag captain,
  7. flag day,
  8. flag down,
  9. flag fall,
  10. flag football

Idioms

    strike the flag,
    1. to relinquish command, as of a ship.
    2. to submit or surrender: His financial situation is growing worse, but he's not ready to strike the flag.
    Also strike one's flag.

Origin of flag

1
1475–85; perhaps blend of flap (noun) and fag1 (noun) in obsolete sense “flap”

Related formsflag·ger, nounflag·less, adjective

flag

3
[flag]

verb (used without object), flagged, flag·ging.

to fall off in vigor, energy, activity, interest, etc.: Public enthusiasm flagged when the team kept losing.
to hang loosely or limply; droop.

Origin of flag

3
1535–45; perhaps blend of of flap (v.) and fag1 (v.) in obsolete sense “to droop”. See flag1

flag

4
[flag]

noun

verb (used with object), flagged, flag·ging.

to pave with flagstones.

Origin of flag

4
1400–50; late Middle English flagge piece of sod; akin to Old Norse flaga slab

Related formsflag·ger, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for flagged

flag

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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
a small paper flag, emblem, or sticker sold on flag days
computing 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
informal short for flag officer, flagship
journalism another name for masthead (def. 2)
the fringe of long hair, tapering towards the tip, on the underside of the tail of certain breeds of dog, such as setters
the conspicuously marked tail of a deer
a less common name for bookmark
Australian and NZ the part of a taximeter that is raised when a taxi is for hire
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
the flag (in Victoria, Australia) the Australian Rules premiership
fly the flag to represent or show support for one's country, an organization, etc
show the flag
  1. to assert a claim, as to a territory or stretch of water, by military presence
  2. informalto be present; make an appearance
strike the flag or lower the flag
  1. to relinquish command, esp of a ship
  2. to submit or surrender

verb flags, flagging or flagged (tr)

to decorate or mark with a flag or flags
(often foll by down) to warn or signal (a vehicle) to stop
to send or communicate (messages, information, etc) by flag
to decoy (game or wild animals) by waving a flag or similar object so as to attract their attention
to mark (a page in a book, card, etc) for attention by attaching a small tab or flag
mainly Australian to draw attention to (something)
(foll by away or by) NZ to consider unimportant; brush aside

Derived Formsflagger, nounflagless, adjective

Word Origin for flag

C16: of uncertain origin

flag

2

verb flags, flagging or flagged (intr)

to hang down; become limp; droop
to decline in strength or vigour; become weak or tired

Word Origin for flag

C16: of unknown origin

flag

3

noun

any of various plants that have long swordlike leaves, esp the iris Iris pseudacorus (yellow flag)
the leaf of any such plant
See also sweet flag

Word Origin for flag

C14: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Dutch flag, Danish flæg yellow iris

flag

4

noun

short for flagstone

verb flags, flagging or flagged

(tr) to furnish (a floor) with flagstones
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Word Origin and History for flagged
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