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Definition of Flag


  1. To hang loose without stiffness; to bend down, as flexible bodies; to be loose, yielding, limp.
  2. To droop; to grow spiritless; to lose vigor; to languish; as, the spirits flag; the streugth flags.
  3. To let droop; to suffer to fall, or let fall, into feebleness; as, to flag the wings.
  4. To enervate; to exhaust the vigor or elasticity of.
  5. That which flags or hangs down loosely.
  6. A cloth usually bearing a device or devices and used to indicate nationality, party, etc., or to give or ask information; -- commonly attached to a staff to be waved by the wind; a standard; a banner; an ensign; the colors; as, the national flag; a military or a naval flag.
  7. A group of feathers on the lower part of the legs of certain hawks, owls, etc.
  8. A group of elongated wing feathers in certain hawks.
  9. The bushy tail of a dog, as of a setter.
  10. To signal to with a flag; as, to flag a train.
  11. To convey, as a message, by means of flag signals; as, to flag an order to troops or vessels at a distance.
  12. An aquatic plant, with long, ensiform leaves, belonging to either of the genera Iris and Acorus.
  13. To furnish or deck out with flags.
  14. A flat stone used for paving.
  15. Any hard, evenly stratified sandstone, which splits into layers suitable for flagstones.
  16. To lay with flags of flat stones.
  17. One of the wing feathers next the body of a bird; -- called also flag feather.
  18. To decoy (game) by waving a flag, handkerchief, or the like to arouse the animal's curiosity.
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Flag Translations

flag in Afrikaans is vlag
flag in Danish is flag, fane
flag in Dutch is dundoek, vaan, vlag
flag in Finnish is lippu
flag in German is kennzeichnen, Kennzeichen, Flagge, Flag
flag in Italian is bandiera, stendardo
flag in Latin is vexillum
flag in Norwegian is flagg
flag in Portuguese is bandeira
flag in Spanish is bandera
flag in Swedish is flagga