flag

1
[ flag ]
/ flæg /

noun

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

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Idioms for flag

    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”

OTHER WORDS FROM flag

flag·ger, nounflag·less, adjective

Definition for flagger (2 of 2)

flag4
[ flag ]
/ flæg /

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

OTHER WORDS FROM flag

flag·ger, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for flagger (1 of 4)

flag1
/ (flæɡ) /

noun

verb flags, flagging or flagged (tr)

Derived forms of flag

flagger, nounflagless, adjective

Word Origin for flag

C16: of uncertain origin

British Dictionary definitions for flagger (2 of 4)

flag2
/ (flæɡ) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for flagger (3 of 4)

flag3
/ (flæɡ) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for flagger (4 of 4)

flag4
/ (flæɡ) /

noun

short for flagstone

verb flags, flagging or flagged

(tr) to furnish (a floor) with flagstones
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