verb (used with object)
Origin of half-mast
Examples from the Web for half-mast
Outside, somebody had taken care to lower the flags to half-mast.
If a male performer is only flying at half-mast, he may have to spend more time trying to get ready than actually performing.
Flags at the border crossing and private homes fly at half-mast in honor of Ivie.
In a show of solidarity, liberal Republican Mayor John Lindsay ordered that flags be flown at half-mast.
On the day before a member of the tiny European colony there had died of yellow fever, and all the flags were at half-mast.A Camera Actress in the Wilds of Togoland|Meg Gehrts
Then he left it half-mast high, so as to show, in the way usual with seafaring people, that he required help and succour.Godfrey Morgan|Jules Verne
The different flagstaffs, and the shipping at the wharves and in the harbor displayed their colors at half-mast.
For, from every main in the harbor, as far as eye could see, the flags of Windover floated at half-mast.A Singular Life|Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
Then they reversed it and hoisted it half-mast high, and began to cheer for the Republic.Jess|H. Rider Haggard